Do You Own A Home In Narberth? Work With Lou Curley’s Chimney Service For All Of Your Fireplace, Chimney, And Venting Needs!
If you live in Narberth, Wynnewood, Wayne, Springfield, Penn Valley, Academyville, Cynwyd Estates, Wynnebrook Manor, Merlon Park, Ardmore, Bala, Overbrook, West Laurel Hill, Media, or somewhere else close by, you don’t have to let chimney issues stress you out. Just count on us! Our highly qualified and certified crew will get the job done right!
When you move to a place with a rich history, a big sense of community, and a highly welcoming atmosphere, it takes no time to call it home. That’s what many people throughout Narberth quickly discovered upon arriving here, and it’s why tons of families are drawn to this warm and inviting area of Pennsylvania.
Some shops, like American Family Market, The Cheese Company, Ricklin’s Hardware, and Real Pizza have been around for decades, representing the loyalty and hard work that’s prevalent throughout this area. Newer places, like Narberth Bookshop, Le Petit Mitron, and Village Treats, show how much this region is still growing. Stop by these great businesses today to get a feel for the Narberth community spirit!
Or, if shopping and dining aren’t on your agenda, try some outdoor fun at The Narberth Playground & Park. Of course, once winter comes and temperatures drop, outdoor fun is less than ideal. In times like these, be sure you have the fireplace of your dreams in place for lots of cozy nights indoors!
Our team has served customers on Wynnewood Avenue, Sabine Avenue, Wynnedale Road, Shady Lane, Dudley Avenue, Conway Avenue, Essex Avenue, Windsor Avenue, Narwyn Lane, Foxhall Lane, Haverford Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Forrest Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Hampden Avenue, Iona Avenue, Lantwyn Lane, Meeting House Lane, Rockland Avenue, Shirley Road, and more. We’ve had customers call us with basic issues, and we’ve had some present us with bigger, more unusual problems. No matter what’s going on with your fireplace or chimney, we can help! We will find the perfect solution for you, and answer any questions you have along the way.
Our service list includes all of these:
- Chimney Sweeping
- Chimney Inspections
- Smoke/Draft Problems Corrected
- Damper Replacement (Chimney-Top Dampers)
- Chimney & Furnace/Boiler Flue Relining
We also handle all types of chimney & fireplace repairs, such as firebox repairs, smoke chamber repairs, and Ahren-Fire fireplace restoration. Along with this, we offer chimney leak repair, which may involve crown repair/waterproofing, masonry repair/waterproofing, and chimney cap/custom cap installation.
As venting experts, we’re also certified to clean out your dryer vents, so that you can rest easy, knowing your home appliances are running as safely and as efficiently as possible.
What Causes Brick Damage to Chimneys?
Chimney brick damage can be caused by a variety of factors, from weathering to moisture to age. It is important to identify and address damages quickly and thoroughly, so as to limit potential dangers.
- Cracking: Cracks are likely the most common type of chimney brick damage, typically stemming from expansion or contraction due to extreme changing weather conditions. Spalling occurs when chunks of brick break away, caused by excessive moisture which makes them weak over time.
- Flaking: Flaking describes when chipping pieces of brick create a textured appearance; this is usually a result of rainwater pooling in deep pockets on the surface.
- Crumbling: Crumbling occurs when large portions of bricks turn into a fine dust that can find its way inside individual masonry units.
- Erosion: Finally, erosion happens when water seeps into the porous surface and slowly erodes the material. This typically happens in chimneys located near bodies of water or highly exposed areas where water may travel down multiple surfaces before settling on one particular area.
It is essential to address these problems as soon as possible because, if left untreated for an extended period, the structural integrity could be compromised and drifting particles could become airborne – with potentially serious consequences for property owners.
What Is the Purpose of a Chimney Cap?
The purpose of a chimney cap is to keep water, debris, and animals out of your chimney, while still allowing smoke to escape. Without a cap, your chimney is vulnerable to all sorts of issues, including water damage (which is the most invasive), animal infestations, and even chimney fires.
Now, most everyone has seen the single-flue chimney cap. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do, which is keep water out of the chimney system via the chimney flue. What it doesn’t do is keep water off the entire top of the chimney system, including the crown and the bricks on the top and side of the chimney stack. The single flue cap is the most common and the least expensive cap – but unfortunately it’s also the least protective chimney cap.
Because of this, we recommend investing in multi-flue caps or a more full-coverage cap. Ask us about your options – we’ll find the perfect fit for your needs.
We’ve Earned a Long List of Certifications To Better Serve You
Our crew is dedicated to staying up to date and educated on everything chimney and venting related. Our certifications include CSIA Master Chimney Sweep, CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep, CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (CDET), CSIA-Certified Chimney Specialist NFI Master Hearth Specialist, NFI Gas Specialist, NFI Wood Specialist, NFI Pellet Specialist, F.I.R.E.-Certified Fireplace & Chimney Inspector, F.I.R.E.-Certified Technician, and F.I.R.E.-Registered Hearth Advisor.
Additionally, we maintain memberships with important local and industry groups, like the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, the Mid-Atlantic Chimney Association, the NCSG, the MAHPBA/HPBA, and the PA Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps, and we hold an A+ rating with the BBB.
We are the trusted team for homeowners in West Manayunk, Penn Wynne, Wynnefield, Belmont Hills, Hamilton Court, Haverford, Newtown Square, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call today at 610-626-2439 or fill out our online appointment request form for service you won’t find anywhere else!