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Why should I have a chimney cap installed?2019-03-19T02:10:39+00:00

Not only do chimney caps save you money in the long run but they prevent fires too! They play an important role in preventing debris and precipitation (rain and snow) from entering the chimney flue.  Other benefits of a chimney cap are extending the life of the crown, protecting the flue and mortar around the crown from cracking. On average, each year in the US, there were 26,000 chimney fires caused by fireplace, chimney and chimney connectors and many of them could have been entirely preventable if a chimney cap would have been installed.

Why should I choose Professional Chimney Services?2015-11-23T13:55:19+00:00

We are a fully insured and licensed Houston chimney cleaning company. For the last 15 years we’ve been providing Houston with chimney and fireplace services that include chimney cleaning, sweeping, inspection, repair and restoration.

When is the best time to clean your Houston chimney and fireplace?2015-11-23T13:55:07+00:00

At the end of winter, so that the soot is not left after the season.

What are some of the signs that my chimney has water damage?2015-11-23T13:55:04+00:00

Most likely your chimney has black, green, or white stains on its exterior bricks, or water running down the flue, water running down the brickwork inside the house or the attic and/or exposed chimney brickwork that gets damp, leaving unsightly white lime deposits on the surface of the brick.

Is your Houston chimney cleaning and construction company capable of all work?2015-11-23T13:49:38+00:00

Due to the extensive training that all of our technicians receive from the Certified Chimney Professionals Organization, they are able to handle the following jobs:

Inspection
Cleaning
Water Leak Resolution
Waterproofing
Fireplace and Chimney Repair
Tuck Pointing (mortar replacement)
Crown Rebuilding and Repair
Gas Log Installation & Sales
Chimney Caps
Chimney Cleaning
Waterproofing
Water Leaks & Damage
Firebox Repair
Pressure Washing
Animal Removal
Roof & Gutter Cleaning
Dryer Vent Service
Masonry Work
Valve Replacement & Pipework
Firebox Rebuilding and Repair
Animal and Nest Removal
Replace Chase Tops
Resolution of Ventilation (Drafting) Problems
Fireplace and Chimney Installation
Fireplace and Chimney Rebuilding
Gas Log Tune-ups
Stove Installation
Roof Flashing Installation and Repair
Full Construction
Video Camera Inspection
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Backwall Rebuilds
Damper Repair

Is your houston chimney and repair company a member of the BBB?2015-11-23T13:54:57+00:00

We are one of the only chimneys cleaning and repair companies in Houston that have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Is your chimney cleaning and repair company certified and insured?2015-11-23T13:54:55+00:00

Professional Chimney Services’ technicians have been trained and certified by the Certified Chimney Professionals Organization, an educational organization which currently offers certification programs for chimney professionals and has certified almost 10,000 chimney professionals. We also are fully insured and carry $1 million in liability insurance.

How often should I have my chimney or fireplace inspected and/or cleaned?2015-11-23T13:54:51+00:00

According to the Certified Chimney Professional guidelines, all chimneys should be inspected and or cleaned once a year. However at PCS, we recommend having your chimney cleaned twice yearly – once before the winter and once after. A fall chimney cleaning will ensure that all of the debris and foliage is removed. While a post-winter cleaning removes all of the creosote that builds up.

Does your chimney cleaning and repair guarantee its work?2015-11-23T13:54:41+00:00

All of our work carries a minimum five year warranty and installed parts will be covered by the manufacturer. We carry products from some of the larger brands like Woodfield, Dustless Technologies and Kidde.

Do you offer any discounts to senior citizens and active service personnel and veterans?2019-03-19T02:10:39+00:00

Yes, we offer a 10% discount on ALL services to senior citizens, active service personnel and veterans.

Can your chimney cleaning and repair company remove birds from chimneys?2015-11-23T13:54:32+00:00

We can only remove adult birds that are ready to or can support themselves. Baby birds and certain species of birds can not be removed under the Migrating Bird Act, which is an international treaty that protects birds. We can assure you that we only use safe techniques that conform to the Certified Chimney Professional guidelines.

Can your Houston chimney and fireplace be a health hazard?2015-11-23T13:49:38+00:00

Yes, it can be a health hazard.  Soot is a known carcinogen.