Chimney Cleaning and Repairing Services
Anoka City in Minnesota

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Midwest Home Services is your one source for all of your Chimney cleaning service and repair needs. For over 20 years, we have been proudly serving homeowners and businesses in the Anoka,MN area.


Midwest Home Services your cold weather chimney repair specialists


We all know Minnesota winters months are hard on masonry and stone. As moisture freezes and thaws it can cause damage to brick structures like chimneys and most people choose to  normally initiate masonry repair during the warmer months.

It is equally true that winter weather can interfere with traditional masonry repair and is typically not performed if temperatures are below 37. This does not mean however that cold weather  repair work cannot be performed with the right tools and procedures.For example the utilization of tarps and heaters can help the curing process. 

 Putting off chimney and  masonry repairs until warmer weather can sometimes exacerbate existing problems as in the case of chimneys in particular. If your chimney is already cracked or crumbling, taking on more water and experiencing more freezing and thawing can and most likely will only serve to hasten the deterioration of your chimney. 

While we still believe that most masonry work should be performed under optimal weather conditions there is case a to be made that in situations of extreme damage masonry repairs can and should be tackled as soon as possible, regardless of the weather.

 If your chimney or masonry is suffering damage, please contact Midwest Home Services for help at 612-724-1549

Chimney Crown Repair

A chimney crown or chimney cap, in a nutshell, is like a roof for your chimney. It helps protect the exterior of the chimney as well as the interior lining from nature’s elements. A crown is the cement cap at the very top of the exterior chimney that holds either a pipe or chimney flue tile in place. It also assists in keeping moisture out of your chimney and makes a platform to attach your chimney cap, chimalator or top sealing damper.

 

Having the crown inspected and repaired can minimize damage caused by moisture, hail, sun rays, winds and other harsh weather conditions. It also makes your chimney more resistant to stress, heat and smoke.

Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing involves replacing or repairing missing or damaged mortar joints and brick. The process involves using a grinding tool to remove damaged mortar and then either removing the existing brick and replacing it with new brick or stone or simply replacing the mortar joint with fresh mortar. This solution is effective at reducing water leakages and increases the strength of the chimney structure. It is also an aesthetic procedure because it renews the appearance of brickwork. In addition to tuck pointing (aka tuctpointing), Midwest Home Services also provides a range of other masonry repair services, such as sealing cracked flue tiles, installing new chimney liners and replacing damaged brickwork.

Chimney Rebuild

If your fireplace and chimney are beyond repair, technicians can tear down the existing structure and rebuild it. This procedure is usually recommended for chimneys with extensive damage. We are experienced in masonry and chimney build and repair.

 

If your fireplace and chimney are in need of cleaning, contact Midwest Home Services today. We can send a technician to your home or business to generate a quote for repairs free of charge. We provide a comprehensive 14 point safety inspection for customers in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN and Twin Cities Metro Area.

 

“Better safe than sorry,” we always say. Call us today for professional fireplace and chimney cleaning services at affordable prices. Midwest Home Services is happy to come to your home or place of business to give you a free chimney and fireplace repair estimate.

 

For over 20 years we have been a customer centric organization; always seeking ways to provide our customers with convenient scheduling, top notch customer service and excellent service delivery and we’re not about to stop now.