Lou Curley’s Chimney Service Provides Newtown Square Residents With The Chimney Solutions They’re Looking For
No matter where you live in Newtown Square, Saint Albans, Central Square, Larchmont, Marple, Florida Park, Echo Valley, Wyola, Aronwold, Castle Rock, Broomall, Media, Bryn Mawr, or one of the surrounding areas, there’s only one company to trust with all of your chimney sweepings, leak repairs, installations, and more. That’s us!
Anyone seeking an inviting area with tons of unique recreational, shopping, and dining opportunities will find just that in Newtown Square. It’s a place that continues to grow and improve with every passing year, and it’s a great area for small businesses to thrive and share their one-of-a-kind products.
Some great businesses that are loved by many include Burlap and Bean Roast House, Mostardi Nursery, Gentile’s Produce Market, Sugaree, and Boutique W. If you’re still wanting to explore, don’t stop there! There are tons of great shops to visit, and we know you’ll find something to love in no time.
We also suggest visiting one of the many parks. Common favorites are Ridley Creek State Park, Saw Mill Park, Okehocking Preserve, and Drexel Lodge Park. When you’ve finished up your outdoor time, and you’re ready to eat, Firepoint Grill, Teca Newtown Square, First Watch, and Fellini Cafe are all ideal spots to try!
All in all, the best place you’ll find in Newtown Square is the place you call home. Let’s work together to ensure your home and family stay safer all year long! We’ve served customers on West Chester Pike, Newtown Street Road, Winding Way, Caley Road, Charles Ellis Lane, School Lane, College Avenue, Hickory Lane, Mary Jane Lane, Woodcrest Avenue, Rhoads Avenue, Brookside Road, Wisteria Drive, Bishop Hollow Road, Poplar Road, Ellis Avenue, Horton Road, Ashley Road, Village Drive, and Reese Avenue, and we’re ready to serve you, too.
Count On Pennsylvania’s Only CSIA Master Sweep For A Job Well Done
There’s nothing more frustrating than investing in professional help, only to need the work re-done shortly after. Mistakes, negligence, and a lack of education can turn an easy job into something much more time-consuming and expensive, and we don’t want homeowners in the area to have to experience that!
When you count on us, you can rest easy knowing the job will get done right the first time. We take pride in what we do and have taken advantage of countless educational opportunities over the years. As members of the Mid-Atlantic Chimney Association, the NCSG, the MAHPBA/HPBA, and the PA Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps, we don’t miss a thing when it comes to new techniques and the latest technology!
Need some repair work done? Count on us to handle it all! We do firebox repairs, smoke chamber repairs, chimney leak repairs, crown repair/waterproofing, masonry repair/waterproofing, chimney cap/custom cap installation, and Ahren-Fire fireplace restoration.
Are lint-clogged dryer vents making your clothes dryer work harder and waste energy? Let us take care of that, too! Many homeowners put off or don’t even consider investing in annual dryer vent cleaning, which is a mistake. This simple service increases appliance efficiency, minimizes risk of fire, and decreases the likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning. Why take any risks? Depend on our team today!
How Do We Repair Damaged Chimney Crowns?
Depending on the damage’s extent, crowns can be repaired or replaced. Once the crown is inspected, our experienced technicians will determine the best option to get it back into tip-top shape.
When replacing the crown, we’ll start by removing any damaged or loose pieces, as well as any debris, moss, or dirt. Once the area is ready, the new concrete is mixed and poured with the proper thickness and slope in mind – both of which help to divert water away from the flue tiles and masonry sides.
Remember to trust a pro for any and all of your crown repairs. If you’re an avid DIY-er, you may think you can tackle it yourself, but this is one job that should be left to someone who’s certified and trained on the technical side of chimney care. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified techs can get it done right.
Will a Chimney Cap Offer Water Protection?
If you are trying to waterproof the top of the chimney, installing a full-cover chimney cap is a great thing to do. A full-cover cap is like using an umbrella at the top of the chimney system (unlike a single chimney cap which is more like a baseball cap coverage).
We highly recommend the full coverage caps as they have the best protection at the top of your chimney and keep water off the crown and brick. They are designed to keep rain, snow, and debris out of your chimney, while still allowing smoke to exit. As a plus, they keep animals and birds out of the chimney too.
When Should Bricks in My Chimney Be Replaced?
Brick replacement is necessary when existing bricks are cracked, loosened, or otherwise damaged. Signs of damage can include visible cracks, pieces of mortar falling away, and crumbling bricks. If left unattended, the damage may spread to surrounding bricks and weaken the integrity of the entire structure, allowing moisture to enter the home.
To replace a brick you’ll need tools such as a cold chisel, masonry hammer, brick trowel and hawk board, pointed shovel, mortar pan, and level. Additionally, you’ll need replacement bricks cut to size plus mortar and grout to fit perfectly into the space. Here’s what a brick replacement job might look like:
- The process starts by removing existing mortar from around the damaged brick with a masonry hammer or cold chisel – use a pointed chisel or auger bit to dig out the damaged brick itself. Take care not to damage adjacent bricks in this step.
- Next set your new brick in place and secure it with a few inches of wet mortar; ensure the new piece is level then pack it in firmly with a trowel so that it’s tightly secured within its slot – this is one tip for achieving a seamless match.
- Allow ample time for drying before proceeding to grout filling any remaining crevices between the two layers of bricks.
And voila! You have successfully replaced a broken brick without damaging your original building material. Needless to say, this is a job more easily described than done. We’re here to offer any assistance.
We Value Every Customer
We take every single concern we come across seriously, and we want customers throughout Newtown Square, Worrell, Springfield, Wayne, Wynnewood, Upper Providence, Foxcroft, Blue Hill, Waterloo Mills, and everyone else in the area to know that, when they choose us, they will get the high-quality, personal attention they deserve, and a job well done. Call us today at 610-626-2439 or request an appointment online for the quality, friendly service you deserve!