Portland, OR: Chimcare offers an array of services to the greater Portland, Oregon Metro area. One of the offerings by the family-owned company is inspection services to determine the extent of debris buildup or the degree of damage to the chimney. They take pictures of the problem areas before writing an inspection report.
Besides the basic inspection, which comes with all the chimney sweep services, clients can request a level 2 inspection (at an additional cost) to determine the safety and condition of their chimneys. It incorporates a running camera up to the structure’s interior for efficiency and accurate results.
Chimcare offers chimney sweep cleaning services to clients that can smell smoke when the fire is not lit or a foul smell from the fireplace. The professionals are highly skilled in removing dangerous and highly combustible soot and creosote — whether the client has a wood, oil, or gas fireplace. Also, the team only uses the best, field-proven equipment and procedures for quality services and client safety.
They further look for leaves, rodents, and debris that can clog the chimney in the long run. With the cleaning, the team prevents a chimney fire, improves the home’s ventilation, and increases the property’s value if the homeowner intends to sell it.
The award-winning team offers repair services such as full chimney rebuilds, teardowns, crown repairs and replacements, flashing repairs, moss removal, and liner installations. Besides, the crew ensures the structure is protected from accelerated deterioration from the chimney’s biggest enemies: rain, snow, and freeze/thaw cycles.
In addition, homeowners with gas fireplaces that require rehabilitation can contact the company. They follow all local and state safety protocols — regardless of the project scope. Other offerings include pilot igniter inspections, cleaning gas logs (to remove soot), and complete inspections.
The company also offers common masonry constructions to clients interested in revamping their chimney crowns, fireplaces, and brick mailboxes. Regardless of the project specifics or how badly the chimney is damaged, the team ensures only highly skilled artisans handle the project from start to finish. As brickwork is susceptible to water damage, the company includes waterproofing and tuck-pointing to delay spalling (flaking of the mortar) and deterioration of mortar (between bricks).
When speaking about the company, one client noted: “Hired Chimcare for cleaning and inspection, and they found some issues with the 50+-year-old chimney. I received a quote for the repairs quickly, and booking the work was easy. About one month later, a crew (Dave, Ryan, and BJ) was at my house to complete the repairs. The crew was clean, clear in their communication about the repairs, and provided a good quality work product…”
Clients interested in chimney sweeping, cleaning, or general maintenance services can contact the company at (503) 655-2446. Visit the website to learn more about Chimcare.
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