At A Sweep Across the Bay serving the Tampa Bay region, we work on all different types of fireplaces including the traditional wood-burning fireplaces, wood stoves, and more. We can help you with installations, repair, and service.
New fireplace or wood stove installations are one of our specialties. We can safely install your new device in your home or business. We can diagnose any operating problems you are having with the many different types of fireplaces and then repair any issues that are identified.
FIREBOX REPOINTING AND REBUILDING
The firebox is the area where wood is burned, it takes a lot of heat and abuse. If you notice loose bricks or mortar, cracks, or if the mortar joints are eroded, it may be time for some repairs.
The damper stops heat from escaping up the chimney when the fireplace is not in use. If you don’t have a damper or a set of tight-fitting glass doors you are losing a lot of heat up your chimney. Give us a call and we can help you choose the right damper for your fireplace.
DRAFTING PROBLEMS (EXCESS SMOKE OUTSIDE THE CHIMNEY)
Drafting problems can be caused by many factors. Two major factors include the temperature difference between the flue gas and the outside air and the height of the chimney. Excessive smoking can also be a result of:
- Blockages in the flue, cap, or screening
- Incorrect chimney height, flue, or throat size
- Damper location
- Smoke chamber/shelf design
- Air leaks within the chimney
- Inadequate air supply
After determining the cause of the drafting problem, we will recommend a solution or repair.