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Why should I service my fireplace?
It is possible that your fireplace was made using the best products in the market. With time, however, the beauty will fade and the fireplace will start falling apart. Servicing your fireplace will help in getting rid of the dust, cobwebs, and rust that can cause more severe damages.
Whether your fireplace is dormant or in constant use, you need to service it.
What are the indications that I need fireplace repair services?
- Foul odor from your fireplace
- If your home gets smoky every time your fireplace is in use
- You smell gas for gas fireplaces
- There are white stains on the fireplace
- Your fireplace suddenly stops working
- Delayed or no ignition on turning on the unit
When is the best time for fireplace repairs?
Though you can clean your chimney at any time of the year, the most ideal time is after the heating period. This is the time when you’ll not be using the chimney as much and the fireplace repair will go on smoothly.
By the time winter comes, your fireplace will be as good as new!
Will the fireplace repair get rid of the back coating on the walls?
Yes. Lawrence Maintenance also offers interior and exterior painting services in addition to fireplace repair. With this, our experts will clean the walls and repaint them if the need arises.
How often should I clean my chimney?
It depends on how often you use it. However, whether you use it often or not, cleaning it 6 to 12 months is advisable.
If you are not sure whether your cleaning is due, call Lawrence Maintenance for a customized inspection and repair.
Why is my chimney leaking?
- If your flashing is loose or broken
- If the waterproofing was poorly done
The best way to find out the cause of the chimney leakage is to contact our professionals. They will inspect and make the best possible recommendations.
Will chimney cap prevent the proper venting of my flue?
No. chimney caps are designed to protect you especially when installed properly. In fact, it can help in making venting better.
My fan has been too noisy for the past few days. What should I do about it?
Normally most blowers are quiet and you’ll hardly notice when they are functioning. If at any time the fan produces loud humming noises or unsettling vibrations, call Lawrence Maintenance in Canton, MI.
Our fireplace repair experts will come over, inspect to know where the issue is and conduct the necessary repairs.
My fireplace produces an odor every time I use it. Why?
If you just installed your fireplace, it is normal for it to produce the smell of dust, oil or paint for a few hours. However, if it is not a new fireplace, dust, debris, and oils may have built up.
You need to get in touch with our fireplace repair experts so you can schedule your cleaning and other necessary repairs.
How can I find good fireplace repair services?
- Check whether the fireplace repair company is licensed and certified
- Check out the reviews from past clients
- Call the fireplace repair company to gauge how much they know about fireplaces
- Ask for quotes from multiple fireplace repair companies and make your choice based
Will the chimney cleaning mess up my home?
No. our professionals will put appropriate measures in place to ensure that no dirt or debris will get to other surfaces. At the end of the cleaning process, your home will be as clean as it was before we began the cleaning
What causes chimney fires?
Dirt is the main cause of chimney fires based on a previous report. By not taking care of your chimney, the buildup of fire residues (hearth) becomes combustible.
Seeking professional fireplace repair from Lawrence Maintenance will help in lowering the possibility of chimney fires.
Should my chimney have a cap?
Yes. A chimney cap will prevent debris, snow, leaves or rain from getting into the chimney. The chimney cap will also help in preventing a fire from spreading to other areas in case the chimney catches fire.
Should gas fireplaces be cleaned in the same way as wood fireplaces?
Absolutely! Though gas fireplaces are generally cleaner, debris and birds nest can block the flue. It is only right that our fireplace repair experts take a look to advise you if it is due for repair.
Are there preparations I should undertake before a fireplace repair appointment?
Yes. Before our fireplace repair team comes, ensure that your fireplace has not been in use for at least 2 hours. This way, the surfaces will have cooled off to make it easier to conduct the repairs.
If there are furniture, children’s toys or Christmas tree, among other stuff, you can also stop them safely. This will enable the fireplace repair team to begin working immediately.