Archive for April, 2012

Chase top replacement

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Rusty Chase Top

 

Look Up!

Now is a good time to look up at the top of your chimney. Do you have a rain/animal cap? We can add a cap to your brick chimney to keep rain and animals out. Keeping the rain from running down the inside of your chimney will extend the life considerably. You should consider installing a stainless steel cap with a lifetime warranty during your annual chimney sweep. This is a great time to have the general condition of your chimney inspected.

Key findings
Heating equipment was the leading cause of reported home fires in the 1980s and has generally ranked second since then. It is the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Fireplaces, chimneys or chimney connectors were involved in more than one-third (37%) of reported home heating fires in 2005-2009. Failure to clean was a factor in more than half (53%) of these incidents.
A sticky combustible substance, creosote, is created when wood does not burn completely. It can build-up inside the chimney and catch fire. Chimneys and vents need to be cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year.

Don’t have a “brick” chimney?  If your chase top looks anything like the one pictured here, it’s time for replacement! Not only is the rust staining your siding, but water may be leaking in through the top! This can lead to mold and mildew inside your home as well as premature damage to your home and fireplace.

 

Spring is a great time to focus on your fireplace issues. Many service companies and chimney sweeps offer discounts during this time of year.

The Fireplace Experts!

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Welcome to the first installment of The Fireplace Expert’s Blog. We are FLAME-TECH The fireplace Experts. Don’t know what we do? Well you soon will. In 1998, we saw a need for professional fireplace service and repair. We worked with many local fireplace retail companies that did not have a service department. We became highly trained in gas log repair and service. Gas, wood and pellet stove service and repair. We studied the difference between natural gas and propane to better advise our clients. We spent quite a bit of time traveling to manufacturer training courses to better serve you. We learned very quickly that you wanted more. Because you asked for it, we became a retailer of your favorite brand names including Heatilator, Regency, Mendota, Heat-N-Glo, Majestic and many more. We offer the Delaware and surrounding areas only in-home sales. We will come to your place and help you decide what hearth appliance (fireplace, stove or gas logs) is right for you. We can help you chose from direct vent gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts, to wood stoves and pellet stoves. We will properly size the unit to your home heating needs and offer you the best after care and maintenance plans available.
At FLAME-TECH, all of our installers, technicians and sales staff are NFI certified as required by the states licencing procedures. We are also factory trained and certified by many major manufacturers.
If you need gas log repair, gas fireplace repair, wood stove cleaning, chimney sweep, pellet stove cleaning, pellet stove repair or any other hearth appliance needs we can help.
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