Being a home or property owner is satisfying and exciting – more so if you make the effort and take the time to keep up with the many things that need routine maintenance and occasional updating. Of all the things that are important in your building or house, the chimney can be one of the most crucial. A damaged or blocked chimney can cause poisonous carbon monoxide to enter your home, put you and your loved ones at risk or even leaving you vulnerable to having a devastating house fire.
The good news is that quality chimney maintenance and repair can keep your chimney clean and clear, allowing you to sit back and relax around the fire without worry. Old Tyme Chimney Sweep is the premier business for all of your chimney needs. We are located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and are proud to provide our clients with dependable and affordable services to update, fix and maintain their chimneys. Our services range from installation and maintenance to chimney caps, chimney water sealing, chimney lining and chimney relining. We have the best equipment in the business to handle any kind of job, and no job is too big or too small.
We are a family owned and operated business serving Dennis, Buzzards Bay and greater Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which allows us to charge our clients the fairest and lowest prices, comparative to other companies. You’ll find we will call you back when other companies won’t! Since 1986, we’ve offered a wide variety of chimney services to our satisfied clients. Our employees are all friendly professionals who are trained in the chimney business and we’re happy to address your questions and concerns. We take our time to make sure that each problem is fixed completely and correctly, ensuring proper functioning of your chimney.
Leaks and cracks, which may seem to be small problems, can turn into a large issue with a chimney. It’s much better to solve the problem while it’s small than wait and let it turn into an issue requiring large repairs or a problem that could be a threat to your home and family. If you’ve noticed such problems, don’t waste any more time – contact us today and we’ll arrange to come out to your location for a consultation.
Lining your chimney, installing a chimney cap or sealing water leaks won’t be an issue any longer with the services we provide at Old Tyme Chimney Sweep. We pay careful attention to every detail of our work, and all of our services are covered by a one-year guarantee.
Cleaning your chimney is just part of the routine maintenance for any operating chimney. Its main purpose is to prevent chimney fires and remove the build-up of creosote, which can cause costly damage to the inside of the chimney. Last year alone, more than 13,000 fires could have been prevented from a simple chimney cleaning and inspection. Creosote comes from what most people think of as “smoke,” but is better termed “flue gas.” This consists of steam and vaporized unburned carbon based byproducts (vaporized creosote). As the flue gas exits the fireplace or wood stove, it drafts upward into the relatively cool flue where condensation occurs – kind of like hot breath on a cold mirror. The cool surface temperature of the flue causes the carbon particles in the warm vapor to solidify, which build up over time on the interior of your chimney. The resulting carbon-based condensation that materializes inside the flue is called creosote.
Whatever form it takes, creosote is highly combustible. If it builds up in sufficient quantities, there’s a potential for an errant spark to land on the accumulated creosote and igniting a fire inside the chimney flue, resulting in a volcanic chimney fire. All of this can all be prevented, however, by a simple chimney sweep to remove the dangerous creosote.
Another crucial part of chimney maintenance, and one of the most integral parts of your chimney or fireplace, is the liner. The liner directs the combustible components of your fireplace exhaust into the atmosphere and protects the chimney walls from heat and corrosion. The most common type of liner is made of clay, because it is inexpensive and readily available. The disadvantage of clay liners, however, is that they are unable to quickly absorb and evenly distribute the heat of a burning fireplace. This is where stainless steel liners come in. Stainless steel liners are far more durable, and are able to distribute and absorb heat and combustible materials more quickly while providing increased protection for your chimney walls. The installation and repair of stainless steel chimney liner and fireplace liners is one of Old Tyme Chimney Sweep’s specialties, and each stainless steel linter is backed by a lifetime guarantee.
In addition to chimney leaks and routine repairs, we also provide chimney sweeps and install liners for fireplaces. We welcome you to browse our website for additional information on the kinds of chimney services we provide. Our goal is to keep you safe and happy with a well-functioning chimney and the satisfaction of knowing that your job was done right.
Old Tyme Chimney Sweep is fully licensed and insured in the state of Massachusetts, and we’re happy to service clients in Dennis, Buzzards Bay and throughout the Cape Cod region. Even if you’re not sure what’s wrong with your chimney, contact us and we’ll come out to conduct an in-depth evaluation. Call us at 508-759-0930 today and ensure that your chimney is safe for years to come.
Old Tyme Chimney Sweep specializes in:
• Chimney leaks • Repairs • Sweeps • Liners • Fireplaces • Wood Stoves • Masonry work.
Old Tyme Chimney Sweep is a rooted, family owned and operated company which allows for fair pricing with no hidden costs or commissions.
We have been in the masonry, chimney sweep and chimney repair business since 1986 offering a wealth of experience on every job to ensure quality workmanship with friendly service.
We put pride and effort into our work which is covered by a 1 year guarantee.
Old Tyme Chimney Sweep is Fully Licensed and Insured in the State of Massachusetts.