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We Offer More Than Just Chimney Care!

When you think of chimney care, you think about getting your chimney inspected and cleaned. Maybe you need your flashing replaced, or maybe your dampers are rusty and not closing completely. If you’re having smoke issues, give your chimney care professionals a call and they can fix that for you. But when you call the experts at Chimney Care Co., did you know that there are many other jobs we can do for you? There are many things that we can do that are associated with your chimney. We can fix your chimney crown or your flashing, or we can look into getting you a new chimney cap if yours is rusted or twisted. We can check out the condition of your chimney liner as well, and make sure that your chimney isn’t blocked. These are just a few of the things we’ll be looking at when we come in to do your chimney maintenance each year. We can take care of all of your chimney and fireplace needs, and we can take care of your dryer vents as well!

Dryer Vent Care

Just about every fireplace owner knows that it’s important to have their chimney inspected and cleaned on an annual basis. ButDryer Vent Cleaning - Cincinnati OH - Chimney Care Company did you know that it’s just as important to have your dryer vents cleaned out on an annual basis? Many people don’t realize that clogged dryer vents can be a cause of house fires. We think that just cleaning the lint screen from time to time is doing enough to keep the dryer vents clear, but this just isn’t the case.

How the Drying Cycle Works

When you put your clothes in the washing machine, tiny particles of the cloth will be pulled away from the clothes. This is perfectly normal. When your clothes get thrown in the dryer, the drum spins and the paddles inside the drum carry your clothes from the bottom to the top. From there, they fall back down to the bottom and are carried up again. Warm air is forced through the drum and dries the clothes as they fall. The tiny, loosened particles are blown through as well, and then out through the dryer vent and into the outside air. The air is filtered through the lint screen, which catches many of those tiny, loose particles. This makes up that blanket of lint that you pull out after every load or two. Unfortunately, not all these particles are caught, and those that sneak through go with the moist, warm air through the dryer vent. Some will stick to the vent on the way through, and that’s where the trouble starts As more and more particles stick, eventually, you can have a thick layer of lint lining the vents, and that blanket of lint is extremely flammable. Just one little spark and you could have a devastating house fire.

A house fire is the worst-case scenario, but this layer of lint can cause other problems as well. As your vents fill, it gets harder and harder for the warm air to get through. This causes a strain on the motor of your dryer, causing it to wear out faster than it should. It also means that it takes longer for your clothes to dry. If you find yourself running the dryer cycle for two or three times to get your clothes dry, it could very well mean that your dryer vents are full. These are the reasons that it is so important to have your dryer vents cleaned by the professionals at Chimney Care Co. at least annually, and more often if you notice that there is a problem with slow drying times.

Your Full-Service Chimney and Dryer Maintenance Company

If you’re looking for dryer vent cleaning or chimney care, the best place to turn is Chimney Care Co. Our technicians are fully trained to take care of any maintenance and repairs you may have when it comes to chimney care and dryer vent care, and we’ve received top service awards from Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and the Better Business Bureau. We are certified chimney sweeps and dryer exhaust technicians through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), which is the highest certification in the industry. This certification gives us access to all the latest education, training, and technologies offered. We stay on top of our trainings so that our customers get the best possible service available.

If you live in Ohio, you know what winter weather is really like. Don’t take chances when it comes to your family’s safety during those cold winter months. Make sure that both your chimney and your dryer are in the best and safest working conditions so that you don’t have to worry about a chimney or a dryer vent fire. We’re not happy until we know that all of our customers are safe and happy, so give us a call soon to set up an appointment to have those dryer vents cleaned!

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All About Our Gas Products

There is no denying that gas-fueled heating products are easy to use, convenient, and mess-free. Along with this, they are known for being extra efficient, ensuring your living space stays as warm and cozy as possible, and they come in lots of size and style options, so finding the right fit for your unique tastes and preferences is never an issue.

All in all, gas appliances offer a modern, streamlined look to any home, and they don’t come with the mess, stress, and hassle that is involved with a wood-burning unit. They’re perfect for those with busy lifestyles, who may not have the time to commit to hauling and storing wood, scooping out ash, and building fires. Sound perfect for you? Give us a call, and we can set you up right in no time!

Now, we offer three types of gas products: fireplaces, stoves, or inserts. Learn more about each below, and please reach out with any questions you are experiencing. Our knowledgeable crew is happy to help!

Looking To Install A Fireplace?

Now, if you’re aiming for a traditional set-up and a more authentic feel, then a fireplace would be an excellent route to take. If you’re starting from scratch and you don’t have a chimney in your home, this is usually what we recommend. You are guaranteed a warm and relaxing ambiance without being forced to get off your couch and tend to a fire every so often, and we have countless design options from a long list of reputable brands, such as Hearthstone, Lopi, and more, so you are sure to find something to love in no time.

If you are new to the fireplace game, there’s no doubt that you have a lot of questions, and you may not know exactly where to begin. Just give us a call or reach out to us through our website. We’ll be with you from start to finish, so you are sure to be happy with your end product!

Interested In A Stove?

A stove also offers a lot of benefits. There is more flexibility in placement options, they are smaller in size, and they are known for being highly efficient. They also offer a great ambiance, and they come in a wide range of style options, whether you’re looking for something more simple and seamless or something more ornate.

Gas stoves are especially great for your home because they are simple to operate, and they will give your family the comfort they deserve on those cold, snowy evenings that are just around the corner. If this sounds like the best fit for your space, then reach out to our team. We’ll find the right model for your needs in a jiffy.

Would An Insert Work For Your Home?

Do you have an existing fireplace, but are interested in increasing efficiency or switching fuel types? Wood-burning fireplaces can easily be converted to gas fireplaces by adding an insert. These allow you to keep everything the same about the look of your fireplace, only you gain a lot more heat and there’s no more messing around with wood, ash, and smoke.

They also send out very few emissions into the environment, so you won’t need to stress about your carbon footprint, and they burn cleanly, too. All in all, this is a choice that most homeowners are very happy they went with. We only install products we believe in, so reach out as soon as you can to get something set up. Our crew is here and happy to help!

Finish Your Look With Gas Logs

If there’s one downside to switching to gas, it’s that you lose out on the more traditional vibes that a wood-burning unit is known to offer. It’s hard to match the sounds and smells associated with a real, crackling fire, but we offer gas logs that come very close. Our products look just like the real thing, and you can choose from a variety of options, too.

The products we sell here at Chimney Care Co. are made to match the look and texture of a real log as much as possible. There are all kinds of details in these models from charred areas to wood grains to knots and more, all of which ensure you get the pure, authentic feel you are aiming for.

Don’t Forgo Annual Care!

Now, many assume that, since gas appliances require far less maintenance on the part of the homeowner that they shouldn’t need annual inspections and regular care from a certified technician. This is far from true! Having a CSIA Certified chimney professional take a look is your best bet for avoiding bigger problems down the line, such as corrosion, gas leaks, cracks, decay, and more, and there are still many threats you could face even though you have a system that is functioning more efficiently than your previous one.

Get the care you deserve from our team of professionals today. We are certified with the CSIA, members of the HPBA, and winner of multiple awards from reputable sites like Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor. We are also accredited with the BBB, and our long list of 5-star reviews speak for themselves.

Ensure you are all set and ready for the holiday season by calling on our experts today. We’re eager to get started!

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What Kind of Fireplace is Best for You?

Do you make up your mind right away when making a purchase or do you need time to research, taking days to find just the right product? If you’re like most people, it probably depends on what you’re buying. For most people, though, the larger the item, the more time you’ll take to make sure that you find the product that’s right for you. If you’re in the market for a new fireplace or are looking to upgrade your existing fireplace, come to Chimney Care Co. Our highly trained, knowledgeable staff will be able to advise you on exactly what type of fireplace will best suit your needs, whether that’s a gas-burning appliance, wood-burning, or a pellet burning device.

Wood Burning Appliance

A wood-burning fireplace has several advantages, and one of the big advantages is that it burns a natural substance that you can easily find. There’s something therapeutic about going out and cutting your own wood, stacking it so that it cures properly, and having a good supply available all winter long. Laying the wood just so, getting that fire started, and then keeping it going can also help you relax after a long day of work. The ambiance is a definite benefit of a wood-burning fireplace.

Gas Burning Appliance

If you love to relax in front of a fire but find the work that goes into it almost too much for what you gain, then you might want to think about installing gas logs. The biggest advantage of gas logs is the convenience they offer. All it takes is a flip of a switch and you’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking fire burning. With today’s modern units, you can even hook your gas appliance up to a remote and not even have to leave the comfort of your favorite chair to get a fire burning! If it gets too warm or if you’re just ready to turn in, turn your gas logs off and skedaddle off to bed. No cleanup, no waiting, just turn it off and forget it.

Pellet Burning Appliance

A third option to consider is a pellet burning appliance. A pellet burner burns compressed sawdust pellets, which are natural and good for the environment. This is an easy way to enjoy a fire, because the sawdust pellets are stored in a hopper and then augered into the burner, where they burn like wood. No hauling in wood or laying it precisely so that you can get a fire going. This option offers convenience and a natural burning fire.

Call Us Today

No matter which type of fireplace you choose, the place to go for quality advice and service is Chimney Care Co. Our professionals are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified and educated in all the latest techniques and regulations of installing the different types of heating appliances. We take great pride in our community and want every home to have the best service and the highest level of workmanship available. Give us a call today!

Does Your Chimney Liner Need To Be Insulated?

You’re sitting in front of your fire, ready for a romantic evening of getting to spend time with your loved one. Or maybe you’re finally going to be having that family night that you’ve been wanting tochimney liner info have, everyone is going to be home, and you’re looking forward to having a movie night, cozied up in front of a snapping fire. Or perhaps you’ve invited friends over for a game night on the coffee table, with a cheerful fire adding to the ambiance. One thing you’re probably not picturing for the evening is a smoke-filled room, with complaints of scratchy throats and watering eyes. That’s what your chimney flue is for, right? Guiding smoke up and out of the chimney. If there are problems with your flue liner, then you may experience smoke problems that you’re just not wanting.

The Reason for Chimney Liners

Your flue liner, or chimney liner, is an important part of your chimney’s anatomy for three main reasons. First, a correctly sized flue makes your chimney run more efficiently . The flue guides smoke through the chimney and out of the house, but did you know that air that helps with combustion is brought into the house through the flue as well? When this exchange takes place, it makes your chimney run correctly and your fire burn efficiently. A chimney liner that fits correctly will help ensure that this exchange is taking place and that your chimney is running as efficiently as possible.

Your chimney liner also protects the inside portions of your home that are close to your fireplace, keeping these areas from overheating and causing a fire to ignite. The brick and mortar on the inside of the chimney are protected from the chemicals in smoke that wear it away as well. Both of these things will protect your home from a chimney fire that could cause major structural damage.

Insulating Your Chimney Liner

Considering the important purposes that your chimney liner fulfills, you may ask yourself if there’s even more that can be done. There is something, and that’s to insulate your liner. If your chimney is located on an outside wall, insulation added around the liner will help keep the flue gases warmer. Not only this, but it will also stop condensation from forming on the liner, and it can also increase upward speed of the flue gases which also helps to increase the efficiency of your fireplace.

If your home doesn’t have a chimney liner, it’s important to think about adding one. When you call Chimney Care Co., if we notice that you don’t have a liner, we’ll recommend adding one. If you do have a liner and it’s cracked or damaged, we’ll recommend the necessary repair work to get it up to standards. We’ll also recommend insulating your chimney liner, especially if your chimney is on an outer wall. Don’t put off giving Chimney Care Co. a call for even a day longer! We’ll make sure your chimney liner is in excellent condition and will also make sure that everything else is working correctly so that you can have a safe, enjoyable winter of using your fireplace.

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Our Brands and Products

At Chimney Care Company, we take care of many different jobs. When you think of Chimney Care, you probably think of the excellence of our chimney care work. We do inspections and cleanings, and we can take care of any repairs or rebuilds, too. The excellence of our work speaks for itself, but there are other things that we do as well. Our showroom is full of specials, from heating appliances to fireplace accessories and anything else you may need to make your fireplace experience safer or easier. If you live in the greater Cincinnati area, you know our reputation for high quality workmanship, and you can count on that high standard to follow us to the showroom as well. Any product we sell will be only the highest quality because we want our customers to be 100% satisfied in their dealings with us each and every time.

Brands and Products

Who doesn’t like the idea of warming up in front of a snapping, crackling fire on a cold winter evening? For many people, when buying a home this is a deal-maker. If the house has a fireplace or a free standing heating appliance, it can seal the deal on purchasing the home. But not every house has a fireplace. That’s where we can help you out! It’s easy to add a gas, wood, or pellet burning stove to your home to add a homey appeal and ambience to any setting. At Chimney Care Company, we sell a wide range of heating appliances in all the top brands to meet any homeowner’s needs or desires. And because we want our customers to be completely satisfied, we often offer big discounts on all the major brands. We’ve offered showroom specials on gas appliances, such as the Hearthstone Tucson Direct Vent Gas Stove, or on wood appliances, such as the Hearthstone Bennington Wood Stove, as well as many others. We research the different brands and the stoves they produce so we know the best stove for any homeowner’s needs.

Installation

After you’ve purchased your appliance, we’ll be ready for the installation process. Our employees are CSIA certified, as well as holding memberships with the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and Hearth, Patio, & Barbeque Association, and our education and training are ongoing, so we’ll install your unit with the highest level of training there is. We’re aware of the regulations of the industry, so you can rest assured that your family will be safe and sound.

Other Products

If you’re looking for fireplace accessories, we can help you out there as well! If there’s something on the market that will help make your fire-burning experience safer or more pleasant, we have it. And we only sell those brands that have proven durability. We stand behind every product we sell. If you’re looking for anything fireplace or burning appliance related, stop by or give us a call today!

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