Fireplace and Chimney Repair Chicago
Fireplace and Chimney Inspections, Restoration, Maintenance and Installation
We are a family-owned business that, for more than three generations, have offered specialized chimney services to the homes and businesses in Chicago and neighboring areas, which ranges from the simplest of tasks such as chimney/fireplace inspection to the most complex ones such as the chimney cap repair process, as well as going through tuckpointing and flashing repairs.
Through our expertise and high skills in fireplace repairs, we’ve offered to our clients a completely efficient, professional, and timely service that the competition cannot beat; all with the purpose of maintaining our customers’ comfortable lifestyles – especially during the autumn and winter seasons- at affordable rates. Beside this, we also offer at no additional charge advisory and consulting services regarding your chimney’s need for a makeover, as well as the creation/renovation of a chimney according to your specifications and budget.
If your chimney is in need of servicing, you can contact us at 847 482-1800 or through the contact form, so that our communication team may cordially assist you. Our express service covers the Northern Chicago metropolitan area from the Loop to our main headquarters in the North Shore, including the Northern suburbs.
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When there are cracks, deterioration, or signs of unsteadiness, they serve as indicators that the chimney needs an inspection urgently. If during the inspection the contractor determines that the chimney must be rebuilt, it is advisable to start the task immediately, since the structure could collapse and cause damage or injury.
In order to stop the chimney’s deterioration process due to any impeding weather (especially rain and snow), it is imperative to carry out chimney tuckpointing work to replace the damaged mortar joints, thus keeping it in good conditions for years to come.
Chimney inspections are very important and should be done by professionals in a certain time interval, since it must be determined if they’re in good condition or need to be repaired before the winter season begins. Failure to do so could result in a potential fire risk, sometimes with fatal consequences.
Chimney Cap Repair
Considered as one of the most important chimney accessories in terms of water leaks and inclement weather protection, the chimney cap must be repaired or replaced if necessary, given that its deterioration could result in a reduction in the protection’s effectivity over time and therefore, a more expensive repair.
Chimney Flashing Repair
In order to avoid stressful times when flooding occurs, as well as any leaks in the house’s roof, attic, and rooms, it is recommended to perform flashing repair on a chimney as soon as possible, which consists of placing a waterproof seal to protect it from adverse weather conditions.
Chimney Crown Repair
Chimney crown repair is important when it comes to discovering significant cracks on it. This process mostly needs the involvement of a masonry-skilled person, since careful inspection of the structure must take place, as well as proper patching and adding of a waterproof sealant to protect it from inclement weather.
Masony Fireplace Repair
Delta Chimneys is the best choice when it comes to fireplace-related tasks; regardless of whether your fireplace uses wood or gas as fuel, the most important aspects of the fireplace such as the pilot light, main valve, and air circulation will need to be regularly checked.
Fireplace inspection is an important aspect, especially when it comes to buying or selling a house, since it could be a concern in terms of safety if is dirty or in poor structural condition. Therefore, it is always recommended to review it every one-to-two years’ time period.
Masonry Fireplace Restoration
If you’re having trouble getting some heat in your living room during the winter season, it could be a sign that your fireplace needs repair or even restoration. While it can be a tedious job, it will help have your fireplace in good condition.
Maintenance is the most important thing when it comes to fireplaces, since everything must be inspected, cleaned and maintained in optimal condition, not only with the purpose of using it multiple times regardless of the upcoming season, but also to extend the fireplace’s lifecycle and safety.
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The most common chimney repairs and why should be taken care of immediately.
The chimney cap is perhaps one of the most important parts of your chimney that needs close attention regarding repair expenses here in Chicago, given the fact that it suffers deterioration over time on both the inside and outside of the structure, either due to climatic or human factors. If you don’t know what specific factors can affect the cost of your chimney repair, don’t worry, we’ll explain it to you here. One of the factors that can affect your chimney’s state is the creation of creosotes, which come from the wood that you burn in your fireplace during winter in order to keep you comfortable. In that case, it is necessary that your chimney pass through several inspections prior and after the winter season, due to the fact that any internal soot represents a fire hazard if left untreated over an extended period of time
Loosened masonry is also another reason for chimney repair but one of the most important because the brick and mortar configuration will gradually deteriorate over time, especially under repeated heat and smoke exposure. If left unattended, the structure could give way and cause physical injury or even death, which can lead to multiple legal actions. Therefore, it is recommended that your chimney undergo a preventive, detailed service despite not showing signs of problems or in case of showing the first signs of problems it must go through a rebuilding process. The chimney’s flue is also one of the most important parts that must be checked and repaired if necessary, as it is an area that suffers even more deterioration over time.
And last but not least, the chimney must be constantly checked for nests, tree leaves, and any other debris located in the upper part that may block the flow of smoke getting out. If it is not cleared, it could cause issues ranging from multiple inconveniences when using your fireplace to more serious, hazardous problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning.
What is your choice in terms of chimney caps in Chicago?
Standard Chimney Cap
This type of caps is usually attached to the fireplace with screws, which are tight, thus leaving it flush with the fireplace tiles. In cases where the flue is low, our chimney cap installers are in charge of putting it from the inside so that things or animals do not get into the chimney, apart from that it catches any spark that comes from the fire to the smoke duct.
Electric Draft Chimney Cap
This cap, which is one of the most sought after in the chimney cap repair procedures, is the result of an extensive commitment by fireplace companies to help improve fire draft and performance. Electric draft chimney caps are a two-in-one component that controls the fire draft through the use of an electric fan, where you can adjust its speed based on the weather and fire conditions.
If your fireplace is too old to have extensive fireplace repairs to current standards or you don’t have internal dampers, the integral damper is your best bet. It consists of a basic mechanism that is installed inside the fireplace, which is activated by a lever that is placed on the wall of the fireplace. It aims to prevent cold drafts from outside from coming into your fireplace and turning it off.
Draft Increasing Chimney Cap
These caps, which have become popular in chimney repair procedures due to their design and installation method, help to improve – depending on current weather conditions – the amount of updraft a fireplace needs and therefore, the current environment of the room.
Custom Chimney Caps
Although it is considered a general category, DELTA Chimneys offers you options to replace chimney caps with a customized one according to your needs, as well as the dimensions and requirements of your chimney (if in such case you have draft or infestation problems). To do this, we will send our experts to your home to carry out the respective inspections and determine the best course of action.
Top Mount Chimney Cap
This type of cap is the most used in cases where the flue rises too much above the crown, apart from its simple installation, which consists of screwing the cap through a flange to the crown of the chimney. However, its viability will depend on the position of the flue.
Band-Around Chimney Cap
These types of caps are generally the best option for brick homes that have fairly tall chimneys (which limits the options of chimney caps that can be used). It is installed around the exterior of the bricks in a snugly manner until it covers the entire chimney.
It is important to get the appropriate chimney cap for your fireplace, not only to use your fireplace safely, but also to extend its useful life by protecting it from any external material such as branches, animals, or weather events.
In addition, it is important to carry out inspections and chimney tuckpointing on a regular basis in order to ensure that it does not present damage or deterioration. When it comes to these issues, DELTA Chimneys is your best bet! If you want to quote us, get in touch through our website or our phones.
DELTA Chimneys – Fireplace and Chimney Repair in Chicago
33+ years of high skilled chimney repairs, restoration and installations in the Chicagoland area!
Counting on our crew filled with high skill, professionalism, experience, and willingness to perform diverse tasks regardless of prevailing weather conditions, Delta Chimneys has dedicated the last decade to offering a variety of high quality services in terms of fireplace repairs, inspections,maintenance, as well as chimney restoration services to the point of being considered a top choice in all of Chicago and the surrounding areas.
When we’re assigned a respective fireplace inspection or chimney repair project, we take it on with such pride and responsibility that we always strive to provide a first-class job and deliver it within the deadlines stipulated by the customer, but always keeping a close eye on the details and ensuring that the task is done efficiently and properly to the point of exceeding all client expectations.
Another factor that makes us unique compared to the competition is that our workers are specially trained to carry out detailed chimney inspections, as well as repairs, by using the most appropriate tools and the best materials so that the results are spectacular. We also provide our customers with free assessments regarding their projects, as well as free estimates so that there are no unusual surprises that trigger price increases at the last minute.
Get an early start on the 2022 Season
If you’re planning for this 2021 to renew your home or business’ interior and exterior façade in order to make it attractive once again, you can contact our customer service department to receive more information regarding our chimney inspection and repair services, as well as our fireplaces maintenance procedures. You may also choose to reserve a slot in order to be first on our attention-priority list and receive advice from us regarding your renewal plans at no additional costs.
Better Business Bureau Rating: A+
Additionally, we are proud to announce that after many efforts over the past few years to remain professionally engaged with our clients, as well as proudly serving the Chicago area, we have received an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau.
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As a qualified local company, our fireplace and chimney services are not only available in Chicago, but additionally in the nearby areas, making certain to always provide top quality service. Check out our service area map.
We’re a local, insured and bonded team with vast knowledge acquired during years of experience delivering high quality service. We provide complimentary on-site quotes for all our clients in order to go over your project meticulously
What our customers say about our services?
My home fireplace needed some urgent repairs since the rainwater was seeping from my walls sides and was flooding the living room. Thank goodness that your crew managed to solve the problem in record time!
Alexander PearceChicago, IL
You have the best fireplace experts in town. They determined that my home’s fireplace needed to be rebuilt due to considerable deterioration. They even assessed me perfectly regarding the timeframe and cost.
Lisa BushChicago, IL
The chimney’s tuckpointing has advanced smoothly since I hired you. For the next job, I already know who to hire.
Charlie WelchChicago, IL
I want to thank your entire team for always being on time every day and for finishing my fireplace’s rebuilding, just in time for the winter season!
Margaret HarrisonChicago, IL
After noticing some of my fireplace’s bricks in the yard, I knew it was a clear sign that it needed an extensive repair. I called your contractors here in Chicago, who came to my house without delay and fixed it.
Robin StansfieldLake Forest, IL
My fireplace needed some maintenance, so I called all the companies related in the Chicago area. Only you guys offered me the best quotes and a job procedure that exceeded all my expectations!
Mathilda MorrisonChicago, IL
Our aging home required chimney repair and they came recommended by neighbors. We appreciated their knowledge as we were clueless. They worked efficiently and were not messy. Our fireplace came out great!
Jan BrownChicago, IL
We bought a fixer upper and required fireplace repairs. As qualified masonry professionals, they made important suggestions that improved our fireplace greatly. It makes our living room so much more cozy.
Bill JonesChicago, IL
I did not even know about flashing on a chimney but luckily these guys did. Apparently ours was separating and required repair. Not only did they identify this issue, they fixed it quickly and for a reasonable rate.
Scott McDonaldChicago, IL
Our chimney was really starting to deteriorate and I was worried we would have to replace it completely. Thank goodness these guys knew it was nothing a little chimney tuckpointing could not fix. They are the best!
Sarah LewisChicago, IL
Our living room was getting smokier than usual every time we had a fire. Their chimney inspections pinpointed our problem and they repaired it for us. Professional and friendly.
Jen GauthierChicago, IL
Their masonry chimney repair saved us from the need for chimney replacement. As qualified specialists, they explained our options and made sure we understood the details and the related expenses. We appreciated their honesty.
Gene WrightChicago, IL
After the past winter storms, we needed some brick chimney repair. We called them and they came quickly to assess our situation. They offered us different choices and helped us to select the best one for us.
Sandra JohnsonChicago, IL
When we renovated our living room, we needed to include fireplace repairs. They did a great job and our fireplace now looks more attractive and is safe to use when we want it. I definitely recommend them.
Judy MillerChicago, IL
Their chimney tuckpointing saved us in our home reno! We had not budgeted for a new chimney and it turns out we didn’t need one. They were able to rescue and renew our original chimney. Professional and skilled!
Cindy MurphyChicago, IL
We used our fireplace for the first time of the season and something was not right. Fortunately, their chimney inspections are thorough and they pinpointed our problem and repaired it for us. Their rates are reasonable!
Seth KellyChicago, IL
The chimney service ran an inspection on our chimney and found that it needed replacement. The entire process was professionally done. The inspection revealed serious deficiencies and the installation crew on the replacement did outstanding work. They were meticulous, customer-focused, and communicated everything to me throughout the entire process.
Laura SutcliffeChicago, IL
I needed to repair my chimney. The chimney tuckpointing crew was on time and thorough with their inspection. Within one hour, they gave us a very detailed cost and told us what was to be repaired and replaced. They were very professional, skilled, and friendly, and explained each step in detail. Daily clean-up was excellent.
Ray CarterChicago, IL
Our chimney was leaning toward our house. The chimney repair technicians were not only qualified but were respectful, courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. Everything regarding the repairs was explained in detail. The cost of the repairs was exactly as estimated. We are extremely pleased with the outstanding result they delivered.
Kathy SmithChicago, IL
I highly recommend the chimney tuckpointing specialists that recently inspected my chimney and advised me that I needed a cleaning and a minor repair. Not only was the diagnosis correct, but they did a superb job getting things properly done. They proved to be professional, skilled, knowledgeable, and most importantly, very honest. Awesome service
Bill SheppardChicago, IL
The chimney repair guy is a real talk professional who’s down to earth and won’t try and rip you off. He inspected our chimney and found some damage that needed to be taken care of. He changed the damper and the chimney cap. He worked efficiently and delivered a top-quality job on time.