Below are the key chimney sweep terms and descriptions that help you navigate your way through your chimney sweep services from beginning to end.
aluminum relining pipe
Aluminum that is used as a relining pipe as it will can be used to reline flues for low-efficiency gas furnaces. This device will not produce enough heat or moisture to create the need for a more durable stainless steel relining pipe.
Also known as: aluminum chimney liner kits, aluminum chimney liners, aluminum chimney, chimney cover, flexi liner, chimney relining kits, chimney plugs, gas chimney liner, aluminum chimney caps, chimney tube
A light weight and rust proof metal made when molten aluminum is poured into pre-shaped molds or casts.
A structure that is made of masonry or metal. It surrounds and supports the flues which vent products of combustion from oil, gas, or solid fuel appliances or fireplaces.
Also known as: stainless steel chimney, chimney pots, outdoor chimney
A protective covering for a chimney that is usually made of stainless steel, galvanized or copper. These caps usually have a mesh screening that serves the dual purpose: spark arrestor and barrier against animals. Chimney caps also stop rain from entering the flue.
Also known as: multi-flue chimney caps, single-flue chimney caps, chimney caps, backdraft, chimney caps, zero-clearance, copper chimney caps, chimney flue caps, chimney flue, stainless steel chimney caps, chimney cover, chimney damper, high wind chimney caps, metal chimney caps, round chimney caps, chimney wind caps, clay chimney caps
chimney caps, zero-clearance
Chimney caps that are permitted for use on a zero-clearance fireplaces.
The method of eliminating soot, creosote, and debris from a chimney. This needs to be done on a regular basis, so the chimney will operate as efficiently and safely as possible.
Also known as: clean-out doors, chimney cleaning log, chimney cleaning tools, chimney cleaning brushes, chimney cleaning supplies, chimney clean, chimney cleaning products, chimney cleaning rods, cleaning chimney
chimney cleaning log
A log saturated with chemicals. When it is burned in a fireplace it is said to loosen creosote and soot in the flue. It is believed this is not a safe substitute for a chimney professional physically cleaning the flue.
Also known as: chimney sweep log, chimney sweep fire log, chimney sweeping log, chimney cleaning fire logs, fireplace cleaning logs, chimney clean log
chimney cleaning tools
Devices, like chimney brushes, chimney cleaning rods, and chimney scrapers, that are used for the purpose of cleaning chimneys.
Also known as: chimney cleaning supplies, chimney cleaning, chimney cleaning brushes, chimney sweep tools, chimney cleaning kits, chimney cleaning equipment, chimney cleaning tool, chimney cleaning rods
chimney damper caps
A type of chimney dampers that has a cap. It is mounted to the top of the chimney. This device replaces traditional throat dampers and has a cap to protect it from weather.
Also known as: chimney damper, chimney top dampers, chimney flue cap, chimney cover, chimey damper cap, top chimney damper, chimney caps, chimney flue dampers, fireplace chimney damper, custom chimney caps, chimney covers
The inner portion of the chimney that can be made of clay tiles or metal. It contains the products of combustion. For flues to be serviceable, they must stay in tact and free from any perforations, cracks or damage that could permit the products of combustion to pass into the living spaces of the house, or the heat from the products of combustion to endanger combustible materials near the flue (like the framing, walls, ceilings, insulation, or floors).
Also known as: rigid relining pipe, heavy flex, aluminum relining pipe, stainless steel chimney liners
Products associated with maintaining, repairing, servicing or cosmetically improving chimneys.
Also known as: chimney supplies, chimney insulation, chimney pipe, chimney repair products, chimney tops, chimney cleaner products, chimney cover, chimney sealing products, chimney covers
Replacing the inner wall of the flue in the chimney. Uusually the damaged liner is removed n the liner may be clay or metal n and new metal liner installed. Most chimneys are relined with stainless steel of an alloy appropriate for the fuel that is being burned.
Also known as: chimney lining, chimney liners, chimney inspection, chimney relining kits, chimney supplies, chimney liner insulation, reline chimney
Restoring broken or damaged chimney. This involves tuckpointing loose brickwork, resealing the crown, or relining the chimney when the chimney liner is cracked or broken.
Also known as: chimney crown repair, chimney cap repair, chimney flashing repair, chimney damper repair, chimney masonry repair, chimney leak repair, chimney flue repair, chimney maintenance
A chimney sweep professional that will clean, inspect, repair, evaluate, and maintain chimneys
Also known as: chimney cleaners, chimney inspection, chimney repairs, chimney repairs service, chimney sweep services, chimney cleaning
Products and tools that are needed to repair, maintain, and service chimneys.
Also known as: fireplace supplies, chimney cleaning supplies, chimney liner, chimney cap, chimney liner, chimney flue, chimney cleaning, chimney flashing, chimney flashing repair, chimney damper, wood stove supplies, chimney pipe, wood stove accessories, chimney cover, chimney flu, chimney dampers, fireplace inserts
Inner part of the chimney which contains the products of combustion. It is made of clay tiles or metal. For flues to be serviced, they must stay intact and free from perforations or damage of any kind that could permit the products of combustion to pass into the home, or the heat from the products of combustion to jeopardize combustible materials near the flue, like the walls, ceilings, insulation, or floors.
Also known as: chimney sweeping, chimney sweep guild, chimney sweep equipment, chimney sweep supplies, chimney cleaning log, chimney sweeps
chimney sweep equipment
Equipment that is used by chimney professionals to clean, maintain, and repair chimneys and/or fireplaces.
Also known as: chimney sweep tools, chimney sweep services, chimney sweeping equipment, chimney cleaning tools, chimney brushes, chimney sweep brushes, chimney cleaning equipment, chimney cleaning brushes, chimney sweep supplies
chimney sweep supplies
Supplies used by chimney professionals to clean, maintain, and repair chimneys and fireplaces.
Also known as: chimney sweep brush, chimney caps, chimney sweep tools, chimney supplies, chimney cleaning services, chimney sweep logs
This refers to the cleaning of chimneys to eliminate soot, creosote, and debris. This is usually done with brushes and scraping tools.
Professionals that clean, inspect, repair, and maintain chimneys.
Also known as: chimney sweepers, rooftop chimney sweeps
Air that is heated or cooled then lost from a house to the outside environment through walls, seals around the doors and the windows, or up the flue of a chimney.
Also known as: energy loss in homes, energy loss in windows, home energy loss
fireplace smoke chamber
That part of the fireplace positioned above the firebox at the base of the chimney flue. This is where smoke gathers before it is exhausted up and out of the chimney.
Also known as: chimney smoke chamber, smoke chamber repair, smoke chamber illusion, smoke chamber construction, smoke density chamber
A devices for indoor burning that is opened on one or more sides. It is most often made of masonry or metal construction and located in the home. Fireplaces are usually used for burning wood for effect rather than used for a heat source.
Also known as: electrical fireplaces, fireplace designs, fireplace doors, fireplace inserts, gas fireplaces, ventless fireplaces, electric fireplaces, gas fireplaces ventless, amish fireplaces, propane fireplaces, corner fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces, woodburning fireplaces, outside fireplaces, modern gas fireplaces, indoor fireplaces, wall mounted fireplaces, outdoor stone fireplaces, fake fireplaces, outdoor gas fireplaces, propane fireplaces
A device that is used to contain and vent the products of combustion from oil, gas, or solid fuel appliances and fireplaces. A chimney’s inner part which contains the products of combustion from gas, oil, or solid fuel appliances. Flues are made of clay tiles or metal.
Also known as: chimney flue caps, flue caps, fireplace flue damper, chimney flue liner, clay flue liners, flue damper, chimney flue damper, wood stove flue, flue cover, flue cap, clay chimney flue, fireplace flue pipe
Fireplaces which have been converted from wood to gas or were built for gas. Their main purpose is atmosphere rather than heat.
Also known as: gas fireplaces ventless, vent free gas fireplaces, outdoor gas fireplaces, modern gas fireplaces, corner gas fireplaces, natural gas fireplaces, gas fireplaces vented, free standing gas fireplaces, gas fireplaces inserts, vented gas fireplaces, contemporary gas fireplaces, gas burning fireplaces
A heating or a cooking appliance that uses natural gas or liquid propane as fuel.
Also known as: direct vent gas stove, vent free gas stove, outdoor gas stove, portable gas stove, wood gas stove, stainless steel gas stove, cast iron gas stove, single burner gas stove, counter top gas stoves
rigid relining pipe
Non-flexible stainless steel pipe that is used for relining masonry chimneys. This pipe is used mainly in a chimney that does not have offsets.
single-flue chimney cap
A chimney cap that is designed to attach to and cover one clay tile flue.
stainless steel chimney liners
Stainless steel pipe, that can be rigid or flexible, that is made to reline flues of masonry chimneys when the original liner has cracked.
Enclosed appliances, often built of steel or cast-iron, that is used for burning wood for the purpose of heating an indoor space.
Also known as: outdoor woodstoves, wood stoves, soapstone woodstoves, small woodstoves, gas woodstoves, antique woodstoves, modern woodstoves, cast iron woodstoves, electric woodstoves
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