The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners have their chimneys, vents and fireplaces inspected at least once a year.
The Mad Hatter offers a full portfolio of chimney and venting system services, including:
Chimney Inspections & Sweeping
Our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to inspect and sweep 1st- and 2nd-story chimneys of all kinds, including oil-, wood-, and gas-burning chimneys. While sweeping your system, we ensure that it’s in working order. We look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and safely. On every sweep we use video inspection camera equipment to examine hidden parts of the flue.
Waterproofing/Repair & Restoration
We offer the full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small—from repairing leaky flashing to tuckpointing and masonry repair to relining the flue and chimney rebuilding. No job is too big or too small!
Water damage resulting from a missing chimney cap is all too common. We remedy this situation by reconstructing the back walls of fireplaces, returning them to their original pristine condition.
Improperly built crowns are another common problem. If yours is cracked or poorly constructed—allowing water penetration or posing a fire hazard—we’ll build a proper concrete one that’s guaranteed not to crack.
Install Chimney Caps
The best way to prevent moisture from rain and snow, animals, leaves, and other debris from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty.
Replace Chase Tops
Leaky or damaged chase tops, and those made of masonry, are potential hazards on prefabricated metal fireplaces. We help eliminate problems before they start by replacing masonry and rusty metal chase tops.
Water Leak & Condensation Resolution & Repair
If water is damaging your fireplace inside or out, we’ll find and fix it—no matter the source.
If squirrels, raccoons, birds or other pests have made a home in your chimney or ducts we’ll eliminate the problem and remove the animals and their nesting materials to preventing future infestations.