Redford Brickwork

Redford Mi Chimney Cleaniny, Chimney Repair , Redford Wayne County Chimney Repair & Brick Chimney Restoration Specialists (248) 895-7752

Redford Brick Repair llc ( local masonry contractor with years of experience specializing in chimney cleaning, masonry restoration and repair for Oakland County Mi. In Feb 2007 Brick Repair llc performed the masonry restoration of the Historic Holly Hotel Our chimney cleaners and brickwork experts can inspect your brick chimney fireplace firebox and our chimney sweeps can provide you with your annual chimney cleaning. We are experts at matching brick and mortar color. We strive to be Redford 's leading brick chimney cleaners, chimney builders and chimney crown repair company. Brick Repair llc's masonry craftsmen are devoted to expanding brick & masonry knowledge. and beautifying brick work in Redford and surrounding Oakland County communities.

Let us help you repair and restore your brick home in Redford 's masonry beauty. Brick Repair llc is the leading Redford chimney cleaning, chimney repair, and historic brick restoration company. We have restored the brick on the Historic Holly Hotel and several historic brick home in the Boston Edison historic district Detroit, Pontiac, downtown Milford, Redford, and Royal Oak. Our masonry restoration specialist have worked hard for a reputation for quality chimney repair and custom chimney construction in Redford Mi. Brick Repair llc looks forward to showing the residents of Redford Mi that it is well deserved. We hope all our customers satisfied and willing to use us again, or recommend us to a friend. We pride ourselves on building corners not cutting them.

Our chimney cleaning masonry contractors offer estimates to Redford residents for any of the following services: chimney cleaning, chimney rebuilds, chimney repair, masonry construction, chimney crown repairs, chimney cap replacement, tuckpointing, natural stone, grout replacement, limestone replacement, cultured stone, brick porch repair, Brick porch construction, masonry wall construction, brick wall repair, brick replacement, tuck-pointing, pointing and repointing work, and historic restoration. We look forward to the opportunity to help you with your masonry construction and chimney cleaning projects.

Oakland County Mi fireplace chimney fires are a reality of life. Michigan chimney fires destroy thousands of homes and lives. Having chimney cleaners provide a regular chimney cleaning to Redford chimney can prevent most chimney fires. Most Redford residents don’t even realize the risk their homes could be in from chimney fires. First, let us establish who is at risk.

If proper precautions are taken, brick fireplace chimney fires can be avoided. A chimney should be inspected by an Redford Michigan chimney sweep and chimney cleaning specialist regularly. First, you need to understand the anatomy of how a fireplace works and how a fireplace chimney fire is set into motion. When a fire is built in a masonry or brick chimney it is started in the fireplace fire box.

The chimney firebox is built out of fire brick. A fire brick, firebrick, or refractory brick is a block of refractory ceramic material used in lining furnaces, kilns, fireboxes, and fireplaces. A fireplace fire box is primarily to withstand high temperature, but will also usually have a low thermal conductivity for greater energy efficiency. Fireplace firebrick are weaker, but they are much lighter, and insulate far better than dense bricks. A fireplace fire box should be free from cracks. The fireplace fire brick will taper in toward a damper and smoke shelf. A fireplace firebox is the only spot in which burning wood should occur.

It is comonly accepted that where there is chimney smoke there is fire, so obviously when you burn wood in your masonry and brick fireplace chimney, smoke is released and travels up from your fire box and into a smoke shelf and chimney flue liner. As the warm smoke travels up the chimney flue liner it begins to cool . That smoke condenses on the inside walls of your chimney flue liner and is converted into creosote.

Creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires. Creosote is a highly flammable material that ignites easily from flame or spark. The type of wood that is burned in a brick chimney fireplace and frequncy of chimney cleaning affects the amount of creosote built up on the chimney flue liner. Green, or unseasoned wood, contains a lot of moisture. This means it takes more heat to burn the wood in the brick fireplace firebox. Green wood produces more creosote.

Outside temperature also plays a factor in the amount of creosote formed. Chimneys that run up the side of your brick house are more apt to produce creosot. than one that runs up the center of your home This is because brick concrete and stone masonry has a low insulation value. The warm smoke being hit by cool temperatures condenses more quickly.

Proper air flow is critical to your stone or brick chimney. Making sure your fireplace damper is open all the way so that smoke ventilates through the chimney quickly also reduces the risk of creosote forming. A Fireplace chimney must be built to a proper height to draft properly.Usually three feet above the roof or ten feet from the roof.

You must make sure to clean your chimney annually. When you ignite paper or cardboard in your fireplace, often times small flaming pieces of ash and soot can drift up the flue liner and are more likely to ignite the creosote that has built up. A chimney sweep is a person who who makes a living cleaning chimneys. A vast majority of chimney sweeps were children during the industrial revolution Here is what wikipedia says about chimney sweeps

Brick Repair llc and Redford Chimney cleaning are specialized in fireplace chimney construction, chimney cleaning, chimney repair and historic brick restoration. Our chimney sweeps can provide cost effective chimney cleaning. We also repair brick porches and custom stone fireplace chimneys daily If you would like more information about chimney fires, please visit Chimney Repair siteIf you would like information about chimney repair or masonry construction

Roof Protection during Redford Chimney Repair and Chimney Cleaning

Demolition of a chimney by its nature can be a very messy process. The removal of spalled brick, chipped brick, and loose, cracked concrete on your Redford Michigan chimney crown inevitably will lead to dust and debris falling on your roof or shingles during masonry repair. When laying brick, the bricklayer spreads the mortar onto the brick and excess mortar can fall onto your roof shingles. Once the mortar hardens it can remove the granules from your roof shingles, leading to wear and tear on your roof. That is why when chimney repair, masonry restoration, chimney crown replacement, or chimney crown repair is performed on your chimney it is imperative to protect your roof in the chimney construction area.

You can use various items to protect your roof during Redford mi chimney crown demolition and chimney crown repair. Items I have used to protect the roof on chimney repair and chimney restoration projects While working in Redford Township include drop cloths, carpet remnants, rubber mats, cardboard, and poly tarps. The more extensive the chimney demolition and chimney construction project, the more layers of drop cloth and/or carpet are required. I find using carpet remnants to be the best method. The carpet does not have the tendency to slide on roof shingles on small projects, only one layer is necessary. Poly tarps are only good for small chimney repair projects. They are lightweight, which makes them more susceptible to breezes that you encounter when doing chimney repair. They provide protection from falling mortar, but will do little against falling debris that is encountered during chimney crown removal, large chimney crown repair, and chimney brick replacement.

Once your Redford chimney repair has been completed and the protective covering surrounding the chimney has been removed any loose particles and dust should be brushed from the shingles with a soft brush and whenever possible, the roof should be washed down. Warning: use of chemicals such as muriatic acid and some concrete removers/detergents can also damage your shingles. Once you have rinsed the roof off, be sure to clean out your gutters. Nobody wants a gutter full of concrete after getting their chimney repair completed. Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Redford zip codes: 48239 48240

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