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Common Fireplace Problems

1. Chimney Soot or Creosote Build-up

The build-up of soot or creosote within the fireplace is 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 continually 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.

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

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The Many Different Fireplace Parts

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.

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    What Our Customers Say

    Apologies as this post is long overdue, but I wanted to say thank you to Sam and Full Service Chimney for your discovery and recommendation on 11/12. What began as a chimney inspection, cleaning, and fix recommendation for our gas powered fireplace turned into a life-saving appointment for me and my family. Unbeknownst to us, carbon monoxide had been pouring into our home for some time through a hidden but corroded hole in the furnace piping. This explained the couple weeks of headaches we had all been experiencing. Sam alerted me to this situation immediately, turning off the furnace and quickly working up some options on how to best proceed. Within 24 hours both the furnace, water heater and piping were replaced, basically saving our lives. We are still digesting this factoid but wanted to attempt to express in words our gratitude for your quick actions and recommendations. I dont want to dwell on what the alternative would have been had I not scheduled with you guys before it got colder forcing the furnace to run for longer periods. I look forward to enlisting your company again to enact your repair recommendations on the chimney. I would recommend your company to anyone who asks and is in need of chimney service. Lesson learned? Be diligent and proactive with these checks before the winter season kicks into high gear to ensure your family's safety. You never know what might be found. Until our paths cross again, our sincerest thanks and I wish Sam, his family, and Full Service Chimney a Merry Christmas, and wonderful holiday season...especially for ensuring my family had one. Matthew

    Z

    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

    Full Service Chimney replaced our entire chimney box with a solid structure that is now properly anchored to our roof and holds paint much better, overall vastly improving the look and soundness of our house. From the quoting process to the end of project and clean up everything was on schedule just like we planned, every day the crew left the job site tidy and organized and all the chimney experts working on our project were on time and helpful with explaining the procedures and showing us many photos of progress along the way. Bordner Roofing recommended Chris at Full Service Chimney to us and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Many thanks to Chris, Jacob and their crew for being thorough professionals every step of the way!

    Cecelia

    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

    We hired Full Service Chimney to repair flu's in three fireplaces at our lake house that were built incorrectly and would never draw the smoke, hence for 5 years we rarely if ever used them. Now they all three work perfectly!! These guys are incredibly professional, reliable and they communicate effectively every step of the way. When I wrote the last check (not a small one) I concurrently requested them to come to our primary residence to get their opinion on some exterior chimney work. They were that good.

    John&Mary

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