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 Edina,MN area.
Whether you are selling your home and need a fireplace and chimney inspection as part of that process or if you are just trying to ensure that your fireplace is safe to use and in shape to handle the ever changing Minnesota weather, Midwest home services is ready to assist you.
The fireplace cleaning equipment we utilize is flexible so we can perform thorough cleanings no matter what time of year and we also have augmented our inspection capabilities with a video camera capable of getting into those hard to see areas for those clients that need a more comprehensive inspection and as always each cleaning includes a 14 pt visual safety inspection and checklist.
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 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 lining and replacing damaged brickwork.
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.