Chimney Company in Ridge, NY 11961
HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME FOR CHIMNEY CLEANING
Regularly cleaning the chimney and firebox of your fireplace is essential if you own one. The winters in Ridge, NY can be harsh, so it is important to maintain your fireplace to keep your family warm and cozy. This is where Ageless Chimney comes in! Our team of chimney specialists is here to provide you with the best chimney cleaning and chimney repair services available. When is the right time to contact us? Take a look at these key signs that may signal when it’s time to call a chimney sweep.
Fires are Burning Poorly
When you have problems starting a fire in your Suffolk County fireplace or keeping a fire burning for several hours, this is an indication of a problem in the chimney shaft. Often, there is something that is preventing the proper flow of air through the chimney. In order to have a properly burning fire, you need to have good airflow through your chimney. Too much air can extinguish a fire while not enough airflow will keep it from burning correctly. If you are having a problem keeping your fire burning, contact Ageless Chimney to inspect your home’s fireplace and chimney. We will make sure that you are ready for a nicely burning fire as soon as Winter hits!Odors Coming From Fireplace or Chimney
Do you know that warm, comforting smell of a freshly burning fire? That’s what your Suffolk County fireplace should always smell like. Sometimes you may notice an unpleasant and foul odor. That indicates a problem with the chimney shaft. This means that the updraft system is not working properly. This can be considered an emergency because foul smells from a faulty updraft could mean that there are gases inside your house. These toxins could lead to respiratory distress or death, so if you notice a foul smell near your fireplace, call us immediately! As one of the best chimney companies on Ridge, NY, we are happy to provide emergency services.
You Notice Black Grease or Creosote in Your Fireplace
Something you should check for every so often is grease or creosote in your Suffolk County chimney or fireplace. If you reach inside your fireplace to touch the walls, and your fingers come out covered in a black, greasy substance, you could have a problem with the internal structure of your chimney. This substance develops over several months in the internal structures of your home’s chimney, but the grease is dangerous. In some cases, creosote can begin to burn, leading to an internal chimney fire that can burn through the walls into a room. Creosote also contains chemicals that are not safe to breathe, and you should have the grease removed immediately. If you notice any of this, please call Ageless Chimney right away!Excess Smoke While Burning a Fire
When a fire creates a buildup of smoke inside your home, this means there is a blockage in the chimney shaft. Numerous things can create a blockage inside a chimney, including leaves and branches from trees. If there is a buildup of grease on the interior surfaces of a fireplace chimney, then the debris from burning wood can collect on the substance, creating a blockage. This can lead to hazardous toxins in your home, so it is best to have Ageless Chimney inspect your fireplace right away.Have a Bad Damper?
Your fireplace’s damper needs to be in top condition. The damper regulates the flow of air into a fireplace and chimney. If the damper is tough to open or close, then you may need to have it repaired. Doing so will save you money on any further repairs.
Animal Noises From Inside the Walls
Have you noticed a fluttering or scurrying noise inside the walls near your fireplace? If so, then you need to have your fireplace and chimney inspected. Animals such as raccoons and squirrels can enter a chimney on a home’s rooftop to live inside the structure. In addition, birds can build bird’s nests inside a chimney, creating a blockage that is composed of grass and straw that can burn down a home.
We at Ageless Chimney are committed to keeping your home safe. Don’t just call any chimney company on Ridge, NY, call us 516-613-5450! For the cold winter months, we will ensure that your chimney and fireplace are functioning properly.
Some information about Ridge, NY
Ridge is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,336 at the 2010 census.
In 1693, William ‘Tangier’ Smith, who owned a homestead in Setauket, was allowed to purchase a large tract of land on the South Shore of Long Island in recognition of his being mayor of Tangier in Africa. The land, called St. George’s Manor, stretched from the Carmans River (then called the Connecticut River) in the west to the edge of of Southampton in the east with a northern border around present-day New York State Route 25, as much as 81,000 acres (330 km2) of land. He made his manor seat on the South Shore in present-day Mastic, and the northern part, now the south side of Ridge, was called ‘The Swamp’ or ‘Longswamp’. A house wasn’t built at Longswamp until after the American Revolution. In 1817, William Sydney Smith inhabited the house and changed the name to Longwood.
In 1955, what then remained of William Smith’s original manor was primarily located in Ridge and was surrounded by the world growing up around it, in the form of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the surrounding areas becoming increasingly populated. Longwood’s 750 acres (300 ha) fell into the hands of Elbert Clayton Smith, who immediately moved his family from California to live there. He seems to have been very generous to his new community; his donations included 51 acres (21 ha) to the school board for the construction of Longwood High School and 6 acres (2.4 ha) to Middle Island Presbyterian Church. In 1967, Elbert Smith died, and the Longwood Estate was carved into housing developments and nearly destroyed until enough noise was made about preservation to have the house and 35 acres (14 ha) of land given to the Town of Brookhaven in 1974. The Smith Estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
In 1738, northern Ridge was settled by widower Samuel Randall of North Stonington, Connecticut; his only son Stephen Randall and his descendants farmed a 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) plot of ground that Samuel had always referred to as ‘the Ridge’ based on the geographical terrain. First called ‘Randallville’, Ridge was the name selected by its residents for postal delivery and remains the name for this hamlet to this day. The Randall burial plot near the William Floyd Parkway includes the grave of Lt. Stephen Randall (1736–1818), patriot of the American Revolution and a Suffolk County Militia veteran of the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, as part of a company of Suffolk County Minutemen commanded by Captain Daniel Mulford. Graves of Randall’s wife Elizabeth Swezey (1747–1834) and several descendants are also within the plot.
Directions from Ridge, NY to Ageless Chimney
Here are some chimney-related links:
- Chimney Safety Institute of America
- Chimney Safety Institute of America