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Common Fireplace Problems

1. Chimney Soot or Creosote Build-up

The build-up of soot or creosote within the fireplace are a common cause of many problems. Whether you are using a wood or gas fireplace, you still produce carbon monoxide, smoke, water vapor, soot and sometimes creosote during normal use.

2. Water Leaking into Firebox from Flue

 Fireplaces are often susceptible to water damage if a chimney leak is present. In fact, a leaky chimney can cause thousands of dollars in damage or lead to a water leak inside the home.

3. Firebox Damage

As you continutally use your fireplace, the masonry can become damaged. You will typically see cracks flaking, staining, etc. When this happens, the heat from your fires can weaken the wood and frame surrounding the fireplace which can result in structural damage and even fire.

4. Broken Dampers Need Fixing or Replacement

The chimney fireplace damper will often serve as a “valve” that closes off the fireplace flue when not in use.When a damper doesn’t function properly, smoke may be held indoors or heating costs of your home would rise.

5. Gas Systems Need Regular Maintenance

While they may seem like a better option, gas fireplaces need servicing just as often as their wood-burning counterparts.

6. Smoke & Cold Air Coming Down Your Chimney

Smoke leaking from your fireplace and cold air coming down your chimney are common fireplace problems that every hearth lover has experienced at one time or another.

Trust Your Local Fireplace Repair Experts.

Full Service Chimney sweeps have repaired and replaced tens of thousands of fireplaces and chimneys in the Kansas City area.

We can help you too!

Fireplace Repair Kansas City

What Makes a Fireplace Whole?

Fireplace Diagram

What is the Purpose of a Fireplace?

Although simple in appearance, the beauty and warmth received by a fireplace require it to be a carefully engineered appliance that, if maintained properly, can last for over 100 years.

At Full Service Chimney, we work to make your fireplace the cozy fixture it was meant to be with the same quality repair service that the residents of Kansas City have counted on for over thirty years.

Our Fireplace Has Two Jobs

  • Keep heat in the fireplace firebox from coming into contact with  nearby combustibles like walls, the mantle and flooring.
  • With the chimney’s help, the fireplace carries smoke and exhaust  upwards and out of the home for safe operation.

When to Replace your Fireplace

Fireplace replacement is often the only choice you will have when your prefabricated or outdated fireplace has outlived its ability to provide reliable performance and safety. Unfortunately, many older prefabricated fireplaces do not have replacement parts available and some older fireplaces lack the ability to be repaired due to their design. Whether you just want an updated look or need to protect your home from fire danger when in use, Full Service Chimney can help.

    Cost of Replacing a Fireplace

    New prefabricated fireplaces can be purchased at most big box stores for around $500; however, the bulk of the expense will likely come from the professional installation required for use. When factoring in the enjoyment and added value a new fireplace will provide to your home, the benefits outway the costs.

    What Our Customers Say

    “Certified tech who is professional and very thorough. Before starting Chris explained what he would be doing and looking for both inside and outside of the house. He then provided a document showing each part of the fireplace/chimney along with recommended repairs. I will definitely use this company again.”

    ~ Cassie D.

    We had Full Service Chimney reline the chimney on our 35 year old house and put on a new crown. The initial inspector provided photographic evidence of need for repair. We were very satisfied with the quality of the work and the politeness of the two man crew, Jacob and Ian. Jacob, the lead tech, carefully explained all our questions and took pains to avoid disturbing plantings around the chimney base and cleaned up very well after they were finished. We highly recommend this company to others.” 

    ~ Dick Brown

    “Sam did a great job cleaning our chimney in our new house. He was on time, courteous, and very professional. He recommended a few additional services, but also informed me it would not be unsafe to use the chimney until we had the available funds. If we end up fixing, we will absolutely use Full Service Chimney again.”

    ~ Andy

    Everyone was very professional and courteous even when there was a problem with the gas line connection in the fireplace. They stayed until the problem was fixed which delayed their next project. I am very pleased with the results and the professionalism of everyone who worked on the project. 

    This was the second project at my home and was very pleased both times.  

    I highly recommend them for any chimney problem or project.

    ~ Beverly Wicker

    Your Kansas City Fireplace Repair Professionals.

    Full Service Chimney sweeps have repaired and replaced tens of thousands of fireplaces and chimneys in the Kansas City area. We can help you too!