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Working to Keep Your Chimney Clean and
Your Home Safe

Keeping your chimney in good repair and functioning properly is—let's face it—a dirty job. Whether you're looking for a chimney sweep to clean your chimney or a chimney repair expert to fix it, Actual Chimney Specialists is your top choice in Averill Park, Canaan, and Albany, NY. We provide services such as chimney cleaning, chimney building, chimney liner installation, chimney caps, chimney dampers and everything else relating to your chimneys.

When dealing with chimneys, especially on older homes, it's important to make sure you get the right person out for the job. By relying on the experience and passion of owner Tim Smith, there's no question that our team at Actual Chimney Specialists will be able to provide the highest quality service and deliver premium results at an affordable price.

Services we offer:

  • Chimney Repairs and Cleaning
  • Installation of Chimney Caps, Chimney Dampers
  • Repair and Installation of Wood Stoves, Pellet Stoves
  • Tuck Pointing
  • Historical Chimney Renovation and Rehabilitation
  • Pre-Fabricated Fireplace Unit Repair and Installation

3 Ways to Tell if Your Chimney Needs Repair

1. Damaged Mortar Joints

Take a good look at the mortar joints. If you see damage between the chimney masonry, these need to be repaired quickly. If these joints fail, damage can occur to your chimney a lot faster than expected. It is important to call an Canaan, Averill Park and Albany, NY chimney professional as soon as possible to come evaluate your situation.

2. Rusted Damper

Rust can be a tell-tale sign that there is too much moisture accumulating in your chimney. If you notice that your damper is not opening correctly or is difficult to close, you will want to call a professional soon. Excessive moisture can cause flue tiles to crack, which can lead to excessive heat build-up. If this is not attended to it could result in a potential house fire.

3. Cracked Chimney Crown

A damaged or cracked chimney crown can also allow moisture into the chimney which, as mentioned above, can cause shaling and spalling. Making sure that your first line of defense—your chimney crown—is intact is extremely important. This does require a trip to the roof, so make sure that all safety measures are used – or call the professionals in Albany, NY, Actual Chimney Specialist!

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