No Job Too Big, or Small!

Serving the Greater Houston Metro and surrounding areas for over 19 years. With over 35,000 satisfied customers, American Fireplace Inc. has over 50 years combined experience!

Our Services

Chimney Sweeping Services  

We offer a full range of chimney sweeping, chimney cleaning and chimney repair services from relining flues to installing chimney caps and energy saving chimney dampers. Our chimney sweeping services are completed by CPP certified chimney technicians and always to your complete satisfaction.  

Chimney Inspection               

Chimneys need an annual inspection to help ensure they operate safely and properly. As a chimney service professional it’s important that chimneys are inspected regularly as problems can often remain undetected and pose safety concerns. We provide a complete chimney inspection before we perform any work as per CSIA guidelines.

               

Chimney Cleaning

Every time you use your fireplace or stove, the burning wood deposits a thin layer of flammable creosote inside the chimney flue. Over time these creosote deposits can accumulate to dangerous levels, creating a serious fire hazard that can ignite inside your chimney.  Another health hazard that can be found in chimneys is carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that is a by-product of burning wood.  We recommend annual chimney inspections and that you install carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of your home, as well as near sleeping areas in order to let you know if there are any possible venting problems. Chimney cleanings will ensure that you can have a safe fire each and every time!

Water Leak Resolution           

Water infiltration into your home due to a leaky chimney might be caused by the wear and tear or from being exposed to the elements. Some of the more serious consequences if they are left unattended to are damaged walls and ceilings affecting the air quality in your home. We perform visual inspections of the chimney and flashings to determine if they were installed correctly and test them in order to determine the cause and provide you with the best possible solution to your water leak problem.

Waterproofing        

We can waterproof your brick, block and/or stone fireplace and chimney so water entry points are properly sealed ensuring no water infiltration. By applying 100% vapor permeable water repellant we’ll keep moisture out of your chimney system so that water doesn’t enter your home.

Fireplace and Chimney Repair               

Licensed, bonded and insured, American Fireplace Inc.’s experienced and qualified chimney technicians arrive promptly and properly equipped. They will inspect your fireplace or heating system, the chimney or flue pipe, the spark arrestor and other related components, taking note of any problems, and ready to offer solutions if your chimney needs to be repaired.

 Tuck Pointing (mortar replacement)     

Mortar joints in a brick or stone chimney can erode over time due to wind, rain and freezing temperatures causing both water leakage and structural problems. If the mortar joints in your chimney have gaps, cracks or show visible deterioration, call American Fireplace Inc. for a solid repointing solution.                             

Crown Rebuilding and Repair

Chimneys deteriorate from the top down because of water infiltration. A bad chimney crown that's neglected will lead to far more costly chimney repairs. While it's sometimes necessary to totally rebuild a bad chimney crown, we're usually able to economically repair it and prevent further chimney damage by applying a waterproof sealant. And in those cases that repairing a crown may no longer be feasible, our team will repair damaged chimney crowns.

Firebox Rebuilding and Repair              

In some cases an improper cap or damper can damage the liner and the firebox restricting airflow and decreasing efficiency. Our chimney technicians have the skills and training to restore your firebox. We repair factory built and masonry fireboxes, and we use only top quality materials and products.

Deodorizing

If your home smells like smoke, it doesn’t have to. Let us help you with our exclusive deodorizing services that using the latest technology. Chimney deodorizing is the only way to ensure the cleanliness of your home.

Chase Top

Due to rain and snow the chase top, a cover that allows water to run off the top of the chimney rusts and small holes form allowing water entry into the chimney system. When this happens a chase must be replaced. Installing a new chase top will save you from very costly repairs later on.         

Draft Problems       

There are many reasons why you are experiencing draft problems with you r chimney. Wrong flue size, interference in the flue, air pressure differences and chimney height have all been known to cause draft problems in the past. If you are experiencing draft problems, let our chimney technicians take a look and they’ll be able to provide you with the best course of action.

Pressure Washing  

When dirt, grime, and other sediment accumulates on and inside the bricks on your chimney, pressure washing is the best way to get them to look new again. A power wash can often be applied along with a brick repair or tuck pointing job.

Fireplace and Chimney Installation

If you want to remodel, upgrade or renovate your fireplace, we service, sell and  install a huge selection of fireplaces, chimney and chimney products  including wood and gas fireplaces, wood and gas fireplace inserts, gas stoves, woodstoves, pellet stoves, gas logs etc… We’re you r Houston chimney and fireplace experts.

Fireplace and Chimney Rebuilding

When you have crumbling, deteriorating brick, we offer a complete chimney and fireplace repair and restoration service. We can handle all types of fireplace and chimney rebuilding services including chimney repair, chimney crown repair, chimney rebuilding, chimney brick replacement, chimney flue repair or replacement, and tuck pointing.              

Gas Log 

American Fireplace Inc. offers gas log installation services that will transform your existing wood burning fireplace without altering its appearance. With a gas log set your room will no longer overheat the room and you’ll be able to have a realistic, whenever you want.

Tune-Ups

It’s only natural that your gas fireplace flame loses its original glow. From time to time a gas log tune-up is needed to keep your gas fireplace looking and working like new. Our gas log tune-up services include a comprehensive inspection that will maintain and enhance your home's gas fireplace. We’ll verify and repair the pilot, the igniter, all of the valves, the burners, the blower, and the other parts that keep your gas fireplace working properly.

Flashing Repair

Over the years, your chimney’s flashing which provides a waterproof barrier that prevents rain water from running down the chimney wears away. Damaged or cracked chimney flashing will allow water to seap into living spaces where it can damage ceilings or walls or penetrating rafters, joists, or other structural elements causing them to rot. We’ll repair the flashing before it causes damage to your home.  

Wood Stove Installation

A wood stove is a flexible and economical wood heating option that can be installed where there is enough space and its chimney can be properly routed. Whether you choose a sound masonry chimney or a UL approved Stainless Steel Class “A” Insulated Chimney, our qualified technicians will be able to make the right connections so you’ll be able to enjoy a safe, functional wood stove for years to come.

Dryer Vent Services

Dryer Vent Installation

In most cases, many of the homes in Houston were built before some of the newer appliances such as were designed. As a result, the air that flowed through the older, existing dryer vents doesn’t vent the dryer's discharge correctly which leads to higher energy bills because of inefficient clothes dryers. Other times we receive calls to repair steel duct work that is damaged, or corroded to the point it no longer provides an air tight path for escaping humidity and gas dryer carbon emissions. Or the duct work was replaced by the property owner with corrugated aluminum or coiled poly-vinyl flexible ducts that are trap lint, and create potential fire hazards.

Our technicians are ready to install new dryer vents to replace the existing ductwork. We use a new galvanized or aluminum air duct that meets or exceeds local new home construction building codes. We make sure that your dryers are properly vented to the exterior of your home so that they vent correctly.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Many of us take our appliances for granted.  Over time and continual usage, lint accumulates in the dryer vent of our clothes dryers and may even catch fire. According to Consumer Reports, from 2006 through 2008, major appliances caused more than 150,000 residential fires each year, resulting in 3,670 injuries, 150 deaths, and $547 million dollars in property damage. In 2,609 of 13,723 cases fires, lint buildup was determined as the leading cause..

Some of the benefits of having dryer vents cleaned regularly are:

·   Prevent possible carbon monoxide (CO) leakage (gas dryers).

·   Less wear and tear on your dryer; prolonging the life of your dryer

·   Improve both the safety and efficiency of the dryer, preventing property damage, injury or loss of life

·   Increased savings on utility bills with reduced drying times.

The rule of thumb for dryer vent cleanings is that most dryer vents should be cleaned at least every two years or so depending on the length of the vent, how many turns and its usage. Dryers with shorter vents and little usage may be able to go longer than normal before being cleaned. However, if a family is using the appliance and they wash and dry clothes frequently then they might need to have a dryer vent cleaning yearly.

Dryer Vent Repair

American Fireplace Inc. specializes in all dryer exhaust issues and providing dryer vent repair, services. Whether it involves repairing the C-clamps, replacing the vinyl tubing or sealing any joints, we’ll ensure that your dryer vent is as good as new.

Roof Services

Roof and Gutter Cleaning

Gutters get clogged with leaves, pine needles, twigs branches and dirt. Asphalt from the shingles has been known to clog gutters over time. Regular gutter cleaning and repair prevents leaks and deterioration of building foundations. It can save you the expense of emergency repairs. Our team will ensure that your gutters are cleaned properly so that they will drain excess water away from your home’s foundation.


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We work hard to provide you with the honesty and respect you deserve. Call American Fireplace Inc. for quality fireplace & chimney services at affordable prices. For service, sales and installation Call Us at: (855) 497-2446


 

 

 


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