A Traditional Wire
Brushing is Still the
Only Way

The Priddy Clean Sweep team will clean from the floor of the firebox to the top of the chimney. This "Bottom to Top" method is the modern and recommended procedure for cleaning.

 
       
   
 

Chimney Cleaning Services

Animal Removal
Chimneys provide a warm, dry shelter that suits the needs of many small animals, the most common of which are squirrels and raccoons. Priddy removes these pests from your chimney and offers a variety of caps and dampers to keep them out.

 

Rain & Animal Guards
Rain and Animal guards are an inexpensive solution to prevent water, snow, animals, bird droppings and leaves from entering your chimney. Priddy Clean offers a variety of choices in rain and animal guards, including stainless steel or copper. Priddy Clean also offers custom rain and animal guards.

 

Lock-Top Dampers
Keep heat and energy in and keep rain, cold drafts and animals out! Stainless Steel Lock-Top Dampers are an energy efficient method of protecting your fireplace flue from water and animals while saving on your energy bills with its air tight seal.

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Exhausto Chimney Fan
An extremely quiet and reliable chimney fan system to correct draft and venting problems. Exhausto fans work with wood burning and gas fireplaces and stoves.

 

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Relining Systems
When the original chimney construction fire clay flue tile liners are cracked, the cracks open during the heating phase and allow gases to pass through to your chimney walls. The gases, being acidic, attack the masonry and will shorten the life of your masonry structure. In addition, this will lead to carbon monoxide in your home. Stainless steel chimney liners are needed to exhaust all poisonous gas and chimney smoke out of your home safely.

Advantages of stainless steel chimney liners:

  • Stainless steel chimney liners have a lifetime warranty.
  • Stainless steel chimney liners provide superior fire protection for your home.
  • Meet code requirements for safe operation and resale.
  • Stainless steel chimney liners are one long continuous piece – not sectional
    (no connectors or fireplace mortar joints to shift or separate like clay tile chimney liners)

 

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Concrete Crowns
The chimney crown is the top base of a masonry chimney. The mortar mix which makes up the crown is not designed for and will not withstand years of weather abuse without deteriorating; a situation which allows water to penetrate the chimney. When cracking or chipping is present, the chimney crown should be removed and a new crown should be properly constructed of a Portland cement mix and cast so that it provides an overhang projecting beyond all sides of the chimney.

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Masonry Tuck-Pointing
Tuck pointing is filling missing, cracked or deteriorated mortar joints in masonry walls. Priddy Clean removes damaged mortar by grinding out joints and installs fresh pointing mortar into the open mortar joint by ‘tucking’ or pushing it into the damaged joint with a ”tuck pointer.” We color blend the new pointing mortar to match the existing mortar.

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Chimney Firebox Rebuilding
The firebox is the part of the fireplace where the wood is placed in order to make a fire. If the firebox has cracked bricks or deteriorating mortar joints, it needs to be rebuilt with new fire bricks and high temperature refractory mortar; thereby restoring its structural integrity and safety.

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Repair or Reseal Flashing
Flashing is the seal between the chimney and the roofing material. Flashing prevents rain water from running down the chimney into living spaces where it can damage ceilings or walls.

 

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Chimney Rebuilding
Chimney rebuilds include setting up (scaffolding in most cases), tearing down & disposing, and code reconstruction of your existing chimney.

  • Partial chimney rebuilds: small chimneys, when no scaffolding is required, or only the top few courses of a large chimney and includes relaying a new concrete crown.
  • Roof line up chimney rebuilds: The chimney is torn down to the flashing area near the roofline, and then rebuilt with a new concrete crown. Scaffolding required.
  • Total chimney rebuilds: Required when the chimney is leaning or sever deterioration is present jeopardizing the soundness and structural integrity of the whole chimney. Total chimney rebuild require complete tear down of the chimney and new concrete crown. In most cases the firebox, hearth, and smoke chamber do not have to be removed (minor brick chimney repair is usually sufficient).

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Waterproofing
Most masonry materials are porous and will absorb large amounts of water. Waterproofing can preserve your masonry chimney and prevent water damage and deterioration. Priddy Clean uses ChimneySaver® Water Repellents which yield 10 years of protection, preventing major chimney overhauls and rebuilds.

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Chimney Crickets
A chimney cricket redirects water around a chimney that protrudes from a roof. Also called a saddle, a peaked-shaped structure on the roof, it is perpendicular to the chimney and main roof. If necessary, Priddy Clean can install this.

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Custom Chase Cover Replacements
Priddy Clean offers and installs custom chase covers. These durable chase covers are customized for a snug fit over your chimney chase, offering years of protection. These high-quality covers come in stainless steel, copper, galvanized steel (which can be painted) and aluminum.

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Pre-Fab Fireplace Panel Replacement
Most fireboxes usually have two side panels, a back wall and floor panel. These panels generally need to be replaced due to heavy chimney use, cracking or chipping, discoloration, or water damage. Priddy Clean requires an inspection of the Pre-Fab firebox in order to measure all panels so they are custom fit.

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Safety Inspections

Level I Inspection
A certified Priddy Clean Chimney Sweep can verify that the chimney structure is sound and that the chimney is free of obstructions and combustible deposits such as creosote. This level of inspection is performed in most homes.

Level II Inspection
The addition of a new home heating appliance or a change in the type of fuel a homeowner is burning requires a Level 2 inspection. This level of inspection is also required upon the sale or transfer of a property. In some cases, after an operating malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney. It may also include a performance test, such as pressure test and smoke test by a Priddy Clean technician.

Level III Inspection
When a hidden hazard is identified as a result of either a Level I or II inspection, a Level III inspection is highly recommended. This level of inspection confirms the proper construction and condition of sealed portions of the chimney structure and the flue system. Level III inspections are generally performed when investigating a harmful incident that has caused damage to the chimney or building.

Video Inspections
Every homeowner needs to know accurate information about their chimney’s condition. Priddy Clean offers Chim-Scan® video inspection service, which provides an exact evaluation of your chimney's interior without disturbing it.

*Never use a chimney that does not have a fire chimney liner or has a damaged or improper lining!

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PRIDDY CLEAN Fact

Preventing Fires

The buildup of creosote, a byproduct of burning wood, can cause chimney fires. Keep your chimney cleaned regularly to prevent this problem. Burning hardwoods such as oak or maple, rather than softwoods like pine or spruce, lessens the buildup of creosote.
 
                                 
       
 
   
 
     
   
 
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