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Refresh Your Fireplace With Paint N’ Peel Masonry Stain Removal!

The holidays are such a fun and festive time of year and there’s nothing that quite sets the mood for Christmas like a crackling fireplace in the home. That being said, your system probably faces quite a lot of use throughout the holiday season! If you’ve noticed that your beautiful masonry is starting to look a bit stained and dull from excess use, then count on our expert team to help you out!

At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we work hard for our customer base, and we don’t want to hear of homeowners in the area scrubbing and scrubbing their fireplace to no avail. This process never seems to work all that well, and all you’re left with in the end is sore muscles and the same, dirty fireplace. Fortunately, we carry Paint N’ Peel Masonry Stain Removal for all of your masonry cleaning needs!

What Is Paint N’ Peel?

So, what is Paint N’ Peel? It’s a product that is safe, environmentally-friendly, and water-based. It makes all the difference when it comes to helping your masonry look better than ever! Soot and dirt are no match for this product, and you won’t have to worry about any mess or nasty odors when we put it to use.

How Does It Work?

Paint N’ Peel is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re wondering how it works, just look to the name! We’ll apply a coat of our Paint N’ Peel product to your cleaned and taped-off fireplace system. You won’t have to worry about any getting on your doors, mantels, or more – our team has that covered! It takes anywhere from 6-12 hours to fully dry and, once it does, we’ll carefully peel it off of your masonry. You’ll be amazed at how much better your fireplace’s surface will look!

Does It Really Make A Difference?

You bet it does! Check out our website or simply ask around to other customers who have used it. This is a service we believe in, and we will only promote products that truly do their job! We want homes and fireplaces in the area to look as great as possible – our customers deserve that! And if you read our reviews and testimonials, you’ll learn that we’re a company you can trust. Give our CSIA certified staff a call today!

Other Repair Services

If your chimney needs more than a few stains removed, we can help you out with that, too. If you find yourself looking at cracks and crumbling day after day, call in our expert staff to take a look! We also address chimney leaks, faulty liners, cracked crowns, and more. Check out our website and feel free to contact us to learn more about the services we offer.

We’re excited about making homes in the area the best that they can be! Count on us for all of your chimney, fireplace, and venting needs!

By Mike O'Mara on December 18th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Make Your Chimney Safer For Santa

Christmas is almost here, and excitement is building more and more with every passing day. We know there are still lots of things to do to prepare for Santa’s arrival. Bake some cookies, buy some carrots for the reindeer, and don’t forget to make sure your chimney is clean and ready! At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we can help ensure your fireplace is as safe as possible for Santa’s arrival. Give us a call, so we can help you today.

Invest In Annual Inspections & Sweepings

If it’s been awhile since you invested in an inspection, now is the time to call us in. The CSIA recommends scheduling at least one inspection per year, and there’s no better time than right before the holidays kick off! Give our certified technicians a hollar right away. We’ll make sure you’re good to go this holiday season!

Chimneys that are used without being inspected face some extra risks. For one thing, creosote needs to be cleaned out from time to time. If it accumulates too much, your chances of a chimney fire increase significantly. Chimney fires damage your structure and leave behind gaps and openings for stray flames to escape. This could eventually lead to toxins entering your home or a house fire. Stay safe – get an inspection of the books today!

Our sweeps will also check for any clogs or blockages. It’s not unusual for animals to set up camp when your fireplace isn’t in use. If any critters, nesting materials, twigs, or other debris is clogging things up, air will not circulate properly through your system. Consequently, you risk exposure to carbon monoxide (as well as smoke and other toxins). Carbon monoxide can lead to serious illness, and it is basically impossible to notice without a detector. Don’t take any chances! Have our staff check things over.

Steps You Can Take

If you’re wondering which steps you, as a homeowner, can take to maintain a safer fireplace, check out these tips!

First of all, make sure that only properly seasoned wood gets burned in your fireplace. That means no trash, paper plates, napkins, wrapping paper, or anything similar. You’ll also want to avoid fresh wood, as it contains a lot of moisture. Fresh wood uses up a lot of energy to burn through, leaving you with more smoke and less heat. It also encourages the accumulation of creosote which, as noted above, isn’t good at all! Make things easier and safer by using seasoned wood from the start.

It’s also important to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. These will be your first warning signs of trouble, and they have saved countless lives over the decades. Along with this, practice fire safety in your home, and keep young children informed on how to stay protected. Plan two escape routes from each room in your home and practice fire drills throughout the year, so that everyone is prepared, no matter what.

At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we want all of our customers to have a safe and happy holiday season. Work with us, and you won’t regret it!

By Mike O'Mara on December 4th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment