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LEADER OF CHIMNEY SERVICES

LA 71105, US

3911 Carolyn Court Shreveport

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(318) 459-8229

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Chimney Cleaning Services

At Red River Chimney Service, our top-tier chimney services keep your fireplace safe and burning bright.

We have comprehensive services designed to ensure your home remains safe, efficient, and clean.

Our services include expert chimney inspection and cleaning, precision AC duct maintenance, and meticulous dryer vent cleaning. Our certified chimney experts use the latest tools and techniques to perform every job right the first time.

We’re guided by a firm commitment to safety and excellence in all our services. To ensure customer satisfaction, we follow the high standards of organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute and the National Chimney Sweep Guild.

Trust Red River Chimney for all your chimney maintenance services to keep your fireplace functioning safely and efficiently no matter the season.

Chimney Cleaning​

Regular chimney cleaning should be part of the property maintenance checklist for home or business owners. This crucial aspect can prevent property damage and even serious losses.

Here are a few reasons why annual cleaning of your chimney can keep your home safe:

Fire Prevention

Creosote Buildup

When wood burns, it produces creosote, a highly flammable substance that clings to the chimney flue. It becomes a safety hazard since it can easily ignite from a spark, causing a dangerous chimney fire.

Regular cleaning removes creosote buildup and reduces the risk of a fire.

Airflow

Air can flow properly in a clean chimney, ensuring a good oxygen supply reaches the fire. This makes the fire burn hotter and cleaner, minimizing smoke and soot production.

However, a clogged chimney restricts airflow. This can cause sparks to escape and ignite nearby flammable materials.

Improves Air Quality

Reduced Smoke and Soot

A clean chimney allows smoke and soot to flow out of your home more efficiently. This prevents smoke from entering your living space, which can irritate your eyes and lungs and potentially cause respiratory problems.

A clean chimney ensures the efficient operation of your fireplace. It improves the air quality inside your home by allowing smoke, toxins, and pollutants to be vented outside.

Carbon Monoxide Prevention

Poor combustion due to a clogged chimney can lead to carbon monoxide (CO) production, and too much CO can be dangerous to your health.

Because CO is odorless and colorless, it is difficult to detect its presence. Regular chimney cleaning can ensure proper ventilation and prevent CO buildup in your home.

By scheduling regular fireplace services with Red River Chimney Service, you keep your fireplace working efficiently and safeguard your home and loved ones from potential fire hazards and health issues.

Chimney Sweep

Having a regular chimney sweep is fundamental to maintaining safety and efficiency within your home. It’s more than just keeping your chimney clean; it’s about ensuring the well-being of your family and the property’s structural integrity.

Chimney sweeping benefits include:

Improved Airflow

A chimney sweep will clean the passageways to allow proper airflow so that a good supply of oxygen reaches the fire.

When a chimney is clogged, airflow is restricted, creating a hazardous situation. Sparks can escape and light up nearby flammable materials.

Better Burning Fires

A clean chimney allows for a cleaner and more efficient burn. The air flows properly, and your chimney fires are hotter, producing more heat and less smoke. This minimizes any wasted fuel and maximizes the heat output from your fireplace.

Energy Efficiency

Your fireplace operates more efficiently with a clean chimney. The improved airflow and the cleaner burn give you more heat output from the same amount of fuel. This can potentially lower your energy costs, especially during the colder months.

Chimney Repair and Masonry

As external structures, chimneys are exposed to various elements year round that can lead to structural issues like water damage and eventual structural failure.

Some of the most common chimney damage are:

  • Cracks and deteriorating joints

  • Damaged or missing chimney caps

  • Deteriorated crown

  • Breakdown of masonry

  • Leaning Chimney

Regular maintenance can prevent these damages and issues. Red River Chimney is your local chimney expert, offering comprehensive cleaning, chimney repairs, and relining services.

By addressing these common structural concerns early, we help protect your home’s integrity and ensure your chimney is safe and functioning properly and efficiently.

Chimney Waterproofing Solutions

Waterproofing your chimney will protect it from water damage and maintain its structural integrity for longer.

Key benefits include:

  • Prevents water damage: Waterproofing creates a barrier that repels water and prevents damage, extending the lifespan of your chimney.

  • Reduces risk of fires: helps prevent spalling and minimizes creosote buildup, reducing the risk of chimney fires.

  • Protects against mold and mildew: helps maintain optimal airflow, ensuring your fireplace burns hotter and produces more heat with less smoke.

  • Reduces maintenance and repair costs: It helps prevent moisture buildup, minimizing the risk of mold growth and its associated health problems.

Taking this proactive step is an investment that can save you money and improve your fireplace’s safety, efficiency, and lifespan.

Chimney Inspections

Chimney inspections are a critical component of overall chimney maintenance which can help identify and address any potential hazards before they escalate into more serious issues.

These inspections are vital for ensuring the safety and functionality of your fireplace.

At Red River Chimney, we conduct our inspections according to industry standards set by organizations such as the National Fireplace Institute and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

This ensures you receive thorough and professional evaluations from certified technicians who can accurately assess your chimney’s condition.

Types of Chimney Inspections

We start with a chimney inspection before our fully licensed team does any repair or maintenance work. There are two types of inspections that we conduct:

Level 1 Inspection (Visual)

This level is the most basic and common type. It’s a visual examination of the accessible interior and exterior portions of the chimney system.

This is usually suitable for regular maintenance work when there are no serious issues with the fireplace system.

Level 2 Inspection (Further Evaluation)

A level 2 inspection is more comprehensive and goes beyond visual inspections, including video scanning, to check for damage, obstructions, and deposits.

This is recommended when there are major changes in the system, after a chimney fire, a significant weather event, or if you’re selling your home.

Level 3 Inspection

This is required when a potential hazard is detected during Level 1 or 2 inspections. This may involve removing certain parts of the building or the chimney structure to gain access to areas that are the subject of the inspection.

Animal Guard Installation

It’s common for animals like birds, squirrels, and raccoons to seek refuge in chimneys because of the warmth and protection they offer.

However, due to highly flammable nesting materials, their presence can lead to blockages, unpleasant odors, and even chimney fires.

In addition, these animals can also cause significant damage to the chimney lining and structure, resulting in costly repairs.

Installing animal guards can prevent this and offer the following benefits to homeowners:

  • Prevents animal entry

  • Fewer instances of blockages caused by nesting materials

  • Reduces the risk of chimney fires

  • Helps maintain optimal airflow

  • Helps maintain a clean and odor-free chimney

Types of Animal Guards

  • Caps and Screens are the most common type: They are designed to cover the chimney’s opening while still allowing smoke and gases to escape.

  • Exclusion Devices: This is for animals that have already entered a chimney. Exclusion devices allow them to exit but prevent them from coming back.

  • Custom Guards: Custom guards are available for chimneys with unique sizes or shapes that standard caps or screens cannot fit. These are made-to-measure for a perfect fit, ensuring no animal enters.

Bird Nest Removal

It may seem that birds and wildlife are harmless visitors, but they can pose significant dangers to homeowners. Some of these include:

  • Unwanted noise and foul odors.

  • Potential for fire hazards since nesting materials, such as twigs and leaves, are highly flammable.

  • A blocked flue traps smoke and heat inside, increasing the risk of a chimney fire.

Removing bird nests from your chimney before using your fireplace is important to prevent potential fires. Fortunately, there are humane and effective ways to address this problem.

  • Install chimney caps: A good cap can deter birds and other animals from entering in the first place.

  • Install a screen: adding a wire mesh screen to the bottom of your chimney cap may add protection against animal intrusion.

  • Conduct regular inspections: This can identify early signs of nesting activity so you can address them immediately.

Wood Stove Cleaning

While a crackling fire in your wood stove brings warmth and ambiance to your home, it will only be effective if properly maintained.

A well-maintained and clean wood stove burns hotter and cleaner. Regular cleaning also removes creosote, allowing for better airflow and efficient burning.

And with the absence of creosote, the risk of a fire is greatly reduced. Plus, you also increase the lifespan of your wood stove when it’s cleaned regularly because it functions properly and is less prone to damage.

The Cleaning Process

Below are some of the aspects of the wood stove cleaning service from Red River Chimney:

  • Ash Removal: Ashes from the firebox are removed and disposed of properly.

  • Creosote Removal: Creosote buildup from the firebox, flue pipe, and smoke chamber.

  • Glass Cleaning: Cleaning the soot and smoke stains off the glass door.

  • Vacuuming: Removes any remaining ash dust from the stove and surrounding area.

Gas Logs Installation

Gas logs offer a convenient, safe, and efficient alternative for homeowners who don’t want the maintenance requirements and risks of a wood log fireplace.

Some advantages are:

  • Reduced Fire Risk: The absence of open fires, embers, and creosote buildup reduces fire risks.

  • Clean Burning, Less Mess: Gas logs burn cleaner, producing minimal byproducts without the ash cleanup, smoky rooms, or lingering odors. This also makes them more environmentally friendly.

  • Adjustable Heat Control: Gas logs allow you to adjust the flame height to achieve the desired level of warmth, maximizing the comfort and efficiency of your modern living space.

Rain Cap Installation

Moisture infiltration is one of the main causes of chimney deterioration, which can lead to costly repairs. Installing rain caps can prevent rainwater or snow from entering the chimney flue, serving as a cheap but effective solution against moisture.

Below are the different types of rain caps:

  • Standard Rain Caps: These are equipped with a basic lid and mesh sides, designed to prevent rain and snow while allowing smoke and gases to escape.

  • Draft-enhancing Rain Caps: These caps are designed for better airflow.

  • Decorative Rain Caps: Usually made from copper or stainless steel, these caps add an aesthetic appeal to the home’s exterior.

With rain caps, they don’t just prevent water damage; they also provide the following benefits:

  • Prolonged chimney life

  • Blocks debris and animals

  • Reduces maintenance costs

AC Duct Cleaning Services

AC duct cleaning impacts the quality of indoor air, which contributes to the health and comfort of your home or office environment.

Over time, various contaminants, such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and other allergens, can accumulate in the ducts. These contaminants circulate throughout the space and can lead to various health issues.

Professional duct cleaning services remove these harmful contaminants to improve indoor air quality.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

Regular dryer vent cleaning is crucial for preventing fires and ensuring the efficient operation of your dryer. Lint and other debris can accumulate in the dryer vent over time, posing a significant fire hazard due to the high temperatures used to dry clothes.

Additionally, a clean dryer vent allows your dryer to operate more efficiently. When the vent is clogged, your dryer works harder and longer to dry clothes, increasing energy usage and higher utility bills.

Also, a well-maintained dryer vent extends the lifespan of the appliance.

Dryer Vent Cap Replacement

The dryer vent cap is vital in properly ventilating your dryer, ensuring that hot air and lint are safely expelled outdoors.

When this is damaged, it will impact dryer performance and safety:

  • A damaged vent cap may fail to open properly, resulting in poor airflow that can cause the dryer to overheat or take longer to dry clothes.

  • Pests, debris, and other materials can clog the vent when caps don’t close properly.

The timely replacement of dryer vent caps can prevent fires and allow your dryer to function properly. It ensures a clear path for moisture and lint to escape and prevents dangerous buildups that can lead to fires.

When the vent system is sealed against external elements, it prolongs the dryer’s lifespan by minimizing wear and tear.

Why Choose Red River Chimney Service?​

With Red River Chimney Service, you choose the unparalleled experience and expertise in the various aspects of chimney and vent maintenance.

We have a team of highly trained, certified professionals who bring years of knowledge and experience to every job, ensuring happy and satisfied customers.

Safety is at the core of everything we do. We strictly adhere to local building codes and safety standards, including those of the Safety Institute of America, and implement best practices to protect your home and family.

From comprehensive inspections to meticulous cleaning, we are committed to safety and customer satisfaction, setting Red River apart as a trusted leader in chimney services.

Book Our Services

Need your chimney cleaned? At Red River Chimney Service we make it easy to book our services.

We have easy and flexible booking options via our website, through phone at (318) 459-8229, or by email at info@redriverchimneyservice.com.

Contact us today! We offer free estimates and competitive pricing to ensure you get affordable, top-quality services. We look forward to serving you and your home.

TESTIMONIALS

Customer Testimonials

Red River Chimney did a fabulous job sweeping out my fireplace. Very professional and gave great solutions to some fireplace issues I was having. Highly recommended. Thanks Tyler!

Tammy Kay Rankin

Satisfied Client

Tyler was very friendly and did an excellent job. He didn’t leave a mess to be cleaned and was very respectful of our home. Will definitely use him again.

Lance Parker

Satisfied Client

I noticed my dryer was getting very hot so I called Red River Chimney Service. Tyler came out and cleaned the dryer vent. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and will use him again

Sandra Buckner

Satisfied Client

Tyler was very sweet, kind and respectful. He Did an amazing job. Now I feel safe using my fireplace. Tyler was professional and extremely clean.

Lea Ann White

Satisfied Client

Red River Chimney and Tyler are outstanding and on top of there business!! Highly professional and I wanna highly recommend them.

Tim C. FitzGerald

Satisfied Client

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