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We Are Proud To Serve Huntsville

If you live in or near Huntsville, then you know we have proudly served this area for years. But did you know that we now have an office right in town? This better equips us to offer you the personal care and attention you deserve. Huntsville is an area with countless restaurants, shops, and attractions, and we are so excited to continue serving the folks of this area for many years to come.

Our Sweeps Are CSIA CertifiedHiring A CSIA Certified Tech Is Important - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney Specialist

Why should residents of Huntsville and its surrounding areas count on A-1 Chimney Specialist for help? We are CSIA trained and certified, ensuring we can handle any and all of your chimney-related needs. The CSIA is a highly-esteemed nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating sweeps and the public on better chimney care.

Associating with the CSIA is one way sweeps can stay on top of everything chimney related, and it better equips them when it comes to serving their customers day after day.

We are also CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians. This means we are equipped to inspect, maintain, and clean your dryer vents. This is an important practice that many fail to invest in, and by having your vents cleared out at least once per year, you lower your risk of dryer fires and carbon monoxide exposure significantly.

We Are Members Of The NCSG

The National Chimney Sweep Guild helps sweeps become better at what they do by providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their field. This community of sweeps is known for helping others in the industry advance. The organization itself helps sweeps stay up-to-date on any of the latest tools, technologies, and techniques in the trade.

We Have An Extensive List Of Services

From sweepings to inspections to installation work and more, we do our best to offer our customers the chimney care they need. We can troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing, then provide you with the services necessary for resolving them.

Need replacement parts? We can provide those, too. Whether you need caps, dampers, bird screens, or something else, our team can set you up right. We also do repairs and restoration work, so all your appliance can be working like new in no time.

Things like cracks, holes, creosote build-up, a faulty liner, and more can make a fireplace unsafe for regular use, and the longer repair work is put off, the worse these problems will become. Gain the peace of mind and comfort you deserve by counting our crew to help you out from start to finish. Come fall, you will be all set and ready to light fires evening after evening.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you are due for an inspection, then give our team a call now. Get your appointment set up today!

Scheduling An Appointment With Us Soon? Here Are Some Tips!

Are you eager to have your fireplace maintenance taken care of? Well, our experienced and professional team is here to help! If you are considering scheduling an appointment with our crew, follow these guidelines to ensure a fast and smooth appointment. We are ready and eager to provide you with the care you need!

Book Your Slot EarlyTips for your upcoming chimney appointment

When it comes to basic chimney maintenance, the sooner you book a time slot, the better off you will be. Our busy season starts in fall and goes through winter, so finding an opening will be more of a challenge around then. If you wait, you may have to settle for an appointment time that is not as convenient for your schedule.

Booking earlier in the year is also beneficial for addressing any repairs. The spring and summer months yield more ideal weather and temperatures for our products to cure. For the best results possible, you are better off scheduling repairs right now.

Don’t wait. Get the time slot you are hoping for by giving our CSIA certified crew a call now.

Prep Your Appliance

For wood-burning unit servicing, please clear out all ashes prior to our visit. This will help the appointment go quicker and smoother, and it ensures less of a mess, as well. This is one step we, as sweeps, really appreciate!

Along with this, it is important to not use the appliance for at least 24 hours before the time of the appointment. This guarantees the fireplace, stove, or insert is completely cooled down before we get to it, ensuring a safer sweep.

Safely Stash Your Belongings

We ask for a five or six-foot clearance around the fireplace, so please clear away any furniture or belongings before we arrive. The more space we have to work, the quicker and more efficiently we can get the job done.

Relax & Enjoy Unmatched Customer Satisfaction

When it comes to chimney and fireplace care in and around Tullahoma, there is no team that will match our skills, and we always desire to bring you the best care possible. We will thoroughly inspect your system and, should we find any problems along the way, we can get them addressed and resolved in no time.

Whether you need crumbling masonry repaired, a leak fixed, or specific chimney parts replaced, we are equipped to handle it all. If you are looking to keep your chimney and fireplace healthy and safer for regular use for years to come, count on our team today. It’s the right choice to make!

Off-Season Is The Best Time To Upgrade To An Insert!

If you’ve been considering switching to a fireplace insert, we can’t blame you. Many homeowners are making this same choice, due to the insert’s incredible efficiency and great heat output. Well, now is the time to get this work done! Our schedule book is more open during the spring and summer months, meaning we have the freedom and flexibility to better accommodate you.Upgrade to an Insert Off-Season - Tullahome TN - A1 Chimney Specialist

Spring and summer are also great for installation work because, should any repair work be necessary, our materials will be able to cure properly, giving you the best results possible.

At A-1 Chimney Specialist, we sell, install, and maintain both wood-burning and gas-fueled fireplace inserts. Learn more about your options below, then contact us today to speak with us in further detail about our services!

Wood-Burning Inserts

If you love your wood-burning fireplace, but just aren’t getting the efficient results you want, then a wood-fueled insert is an ideal option for you! These units are great because they still offer a timeless aesthetic, while also allowing homeowners to have the authentic smells and sounds associated with burning real wood.

By investing in an insert, you’ll have longer-lasting fires and a lot more heat, without totally transforming your fireplace. We can help you find the perfect fit for your home. Together, we’ll explore your options and review the wide range of designs and styles in the market. Before you know it, everything will be set-up and ready to go!

Gas-Fueled Inserts

If you’re sick of hauling wood, building fires, and dealing with smoke and ash, then you should consider purchasing a gas insert. More and more people are choosing to switch to gas because it is so efficient and easy to use. Just flip a switch and you’ve got heat! Many worry about losing that classic fireplace look, but many models are very realistic and have gas logs that look just like the real thing. We’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Give us a call now!

Before We Begin…

Before diving into the installation process, you’ll want to have your chimney inspected for any damages and buildup. Our crew is CSIA trained and certified, so we’ll be able to spot any issues before they develop into bigger problems. Investing in this regular maintenance is the best way to ensure efficiency and avoid severe damages associated with creosote accumulation, chimney fires, water damage, and more.

If you need a sweeping or repair done, our team can handle the job! Investing in professional care will ensure your system stays in tip-top shape and that further problems won’t occur again down the line. Trust in our team to take care of you from the start, so you can gain the peace of mind and reassurance you deserve!

Why Does Creosote Need To Be Removed?

Creosote is a nasty substance and, as a fireplace owner, you’ve probably heard your sweep mention it more than a few times. Most homeowners know that regularly removing creosote is important, but few know the actual reasons behind this necessary maintenance. At A-1 Chimney Specialist, we are all about keeping our customers educated and informed.Why Does Creosote Need To Be Removed - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney

Learn more about creosote below, then give our CSIA certified staff a call today! We can handle any and all of your chimney and fireplace needs.

Dangers Of Creosote

The biggest issue with creosote is that it is highly flammable. The more it accumulates, the higher your risk is for chimney fires… and no one wants to deal with the damages that accompany a chimney fire! Your entire structure will weaken considerably, mortar will melt, your brickwork will crumble, and holes and cracks will form, giving stray flames easy access to adjacent woodwork and/or roofing materials.

It’s safe to say that using a fireplace that has experienced a chimney fire is never a good idea. Unfortunately, many chimney fires go unnoticed! That’s right – it may seem hard to believe, but a large portion of chimney fires burn slower and just don’t have the airflow or fuel necessary to become loud and obvious. That means homeowners will continue using their fireplace as if nothing is wrong, putting themselves in extremely dangerous situations.

This is why those yearly inspections are so vital. We highly recommend having a certified chimney tech check things over before each burning season so that you know you are good to go when the time comes to light your first fire. Our experts are more than qualified to help you out! Call us in now before your holidays kick off.

The Removal Process

Creosote can come in a variety of forms, so the removal process may vary, depending on your unique situation. It may be sticky and tar-like, flaky and crusty, or shiny and glazed. No matter what texture you’re dealing with, it is always dangerous, and it should be removed promptly. Luckily, we can take care of any type of creosote! We will apply the appropriate products and use the best tools available so that you won’t have to worry about chimney fires anytime soon.

There’s no time to lose! Schedule your cleaning with us today, and we’ll make sure your system is ready to go throughout the months ahead.

Pick Up The Phone Now

As temperatures drop, you want to make sure you’re ready for anything. Give our representatives a call today, so that you can use your fireplace as safely and as efficiently this holiday season. We have been serving this area for 17 years and counting, and we look to many more years to come. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

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