• Alex B. Avatar

    5 star rating I had several reviews for a cap, new lining and a cleaning. Keith gave us a thorough overview of the work needed and gave us the confidence that the work... read more

    Alex B.
    Adrienne Testa Avatar

    Honest, professional and willing to answer question. I took a shot with this company, when I sought help for what I thought was a chimney problem. They came checked out... read more

    Adrienne Testa
  • A M. Avatar

    4 star rating Had a basic chimney inspection and cleaning. Showed up on time cleaned chimney and left site clean.

    A M.
    Ivy C. Avatar

    5 star rating These guys cleaned our chimney, fixed issues we were having with it (we just bought the house) and showed us how to use the thing a la Boy Scouts style... read more

    Ivy C.
  • Paul P. Avatar

    5 star rating We called Ageless Chimney because we were not happy with the company we had used previously. They were terrific -- turned up on time, showed us pictures/videos of the... read more

    Paul P.
    Wen R. Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent work, Masonry and concrete look beautiful! Great crew, reliable and really nice as well! Highly recommend!!

    Wen R.
  • Roberta R. Avatar

    5 star rating We just had Ageless Chimney replace our chimney liner. They were very professional from the original inspection/quote process to setting the date/time for the job to completion. The men worked... read more

    Roberta R.
    Louise S. Avatar

    5 star rating Ageless Chimney was one of three estimates sought, and I'm glad that I chose them. Although it hasn't rained yet, I trust that the leak from failed flashing (no thanks... read more

    Louise S.
  • Daniel L. Avatar

    5 star rating I had another chimney company come over to inspect my chimney on my new home. I felt like the guy was jerking me around and he was a kind of... read more

    Daniel L.
    Gary R. Avatar

    1 star rating What a horrible experience. They came to work on my chimney and the ladder falls on my S550 Mercedes Benz causing body damage and totally messing up my railings for... read more

    Gary R.
  • Karen B. Avatar

    5 star rating These guys were great! They did a beautiful job of fixing our stoop, driveway and driveway border. I would recommend them for any kind of outdoor work. Always on time,... read more

    Karen B.
    Lisa D. Avatar

    5 star rating Everything about this company was very professional beginning with the friendly receptionist in the office. She scheduled to have someone come out for an estimate a few days after my... read more

    Lisa D.
  • Robert Katz Avatar

    Ageless chimney answered the phone on the first ring and was able to come to my home to Fix a carbon monoxide leak the same day. They installed a... read more

    Robert Katz
    Laura G. Avatar

    1 star rating RIPOFF ALERT!!!!They quoted me one price over the phone, then, after the job was done, they added quite an extra charges.When I questioned the extra charge,the gentleman just kept... read more

    Laura G.
  • S. Young Avatar

    Great customer service!!! They were very professional and did a great job on my fireplace. I will definitely use this company again.

    S. Young
    ira goldberg Avatar

    The best honest chimney company around. Didn't try and sell me . Just came by told me why I had smoke . Explain how to remedy the problem . Didn't... read more

    ira goldberg
  • Noah R. Avatar

    5 star rating The guys are awesome! Perfect work, very trustworthy and gives chimney repair a good name! Thanks Bobby!

    Noah R.
    Tara J. Avatar

    5 star rating Bobby did a fantastic job and explained to my husband everything that he was doing. Great price!

    Tara J.
  • Trevor Carlo Avatar

    Had a chimney sweep done along with a cap put on my chimney. They were on time, professional and did the job at a fair price. I was... read more

    Trevor Carlo
    Stacey Blatt Avatar

    Would highly recommend this company. They had excellent customer service! From the beginning phone call with Cheryl the receptionist to the workers Keith and Kyle that installed a stainless steel... read more

    Stacey Blatt
 

Ageless Chimney: West Babylon, NY Chimney Repair Specialists

When the property owners of Suffolk County are in need of chimney repair services, the first company they call is Ageless Chimney. With more than a decade of experience, our fully licensed and insured company specializes in all aspects of chimney care, including repairs.

When the weather outside is frightful, warming up in front of a roaring fire is delightful. But what’s supposed to be an enjoyable experience can be extremely dangerous if your chimney is damaged. A chimney is an essential component of a fireplace or a wood burning stove. Without it, the by-products of a fire would have no way to vacate your home, which could lead to serious trouble. Toxic smoke would fill your house and there would be a serious risk of fire.

While a chimney is supposed to vent heat, smoke, carbon dioxide, and other products of combustion, if the structure is damaged in any way, it doesn’t function properly A damaged chimney is a dangerous chimney. It can’t vent a fire’s by-products, so every time you light a fire, you are putting yourself and anyone else around the fire in serious danger.

The Importance of Chimney Repair

Damaged chimneys are one of the leading causes of house fires in the United States. Each year, countless properties go up in flames as a result of an improperly functioning chimney. One of the main functions of the structure is to prevent excess heat from building up inside the home. If the chimney is cracked or otherwise damaged, heat can leak into the walls that surround it. Heat buildup can damage the structural integrity of the walls and the chimney; it also increases the risk of fire.

Fire isn’t the only cause for concern; exposure to dangerous gases is another that’s associated with a damaged chimney. Fire produces several types of gasses, including carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless gas is highly toxic. If there are cracks in the structure or the flue is damaged, instead of venting out of your house, the gasses could end up pouring in. Breathing in those toxic fumes is a serious health hazard and can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can result in serious illness and even death.

Because of these severe, potentially life-threatening effects, early detection, and repair of any type of chimney damage is crucial.

Common Types of Chimney Damage

While chimneys are generally durable, they can sustain damage. Exposure to high heat, smoke, and other elements, such as creosote and moisture, can degrade the various components of the structure. Some of the most common types of chimney damage include:

  • Damaged mortar. Most chimneys are made of masonry materials, like a brick. Mortar is the glue that holds masonry materials together. Heat, smoke, and exterior elements, like wind and rain, can lead to cracks in the mortar. Mortar damage increases the risk of moisture penetration, which can weaken the entire structure and increase the risk of collapse.
  • Flue damage. A flue lines a chimney and protects the structure from high heat and dangerous gases. A damaged flue is a serious problem that can lead to severe consequences.
  • Damaged or missing crowns. The crown protects a chimney from the exterior elements. It prevents debris from entering the shaft. If it’s damaged or missing, sticks, dirt, leaves, and even animals can enter the structure, resulting in dangerous blockages.

How to Avoid the Effects of Chimney Damage

Regular inspections and routine maintenance are the best way to avoid chimney damage and the devastating effects that it can cause. If your property has a chimney, schedule yearly cleanings and pays attention to any of the signs of disrepair; crumbling mortar and the accumulation of tiles in your fireplace, for example. If you spot any signs of trouble, contact a reputable chimney repair specialist as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure how to spot the signs of damage, have an experienced company assess it for you.

Chimney Inspections and Repairs with Ageless Chimney

Ageless Chimney, a premier Suffolk County chimney company, specializes in all types of chimney care. Our team of highly trained technicians will perform routine assessments of your chimney to ensure it is in proper working order; we’ll thoroughly clean it for you, too. If during the inspection, we notice any signs of damage, we will provide you with a detailed report, including the necessary repairs that need to be done in order to correct the problems.

Our crew performs all types of chimney repairs, including:

  • Liner repairs and replacements
  • Mortar repairs, including full repointing and complete rebuilding
  • Moisture inspection, detection, and correction
  • Draft inspection, detection, and correction
  • Inspection and removal of all obstructions, including nests and animals
  • Firebox repairs and installations
  • Damper repairs and installations
  • Crown repairs and replacements

We use the highest quality equipment and the most advanced strategies to detect, inspect, and correct chimney damage. With Ageless Chimney, you can be sure that your chimney care and repair will be in the very best of hands.

For All Your Chimney Repair Needs, Contact Ageless Chimney Repair

A fireplace can be one of the most enjoyable features of your home, but if your chimney is damaged, it can become one of the most dangerous. Don’t put yourself or anyone else in harm’s way; contact Ageless Chimney to schedule chimney inspection and repair today. To learn more about our Suffolk County chimney repair services or to arrange an inspection, call 516-795-1313. Your safety is always our top priority.

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