Fireplaces and chimneys are strong structures built to withstand a lot, but that does not mean they do not require repair work and maintenance from time to time. Here at CinderBox Chimney Services, we strive to offer any and all of the services your system might need to function better and bring you comfort night after night.
One of our specialties is firebox repair. Ready to learn more? Read below, then give us a call today to set up your appointment. We can’t wait to help you out soon!
What Is The Firebox?
The firebox is the area of your fireplace that takes on the most heat. It is the spot where the fires are actually lit and, because of this, it typically ends up experiencing a lot of wear and tear throughout every burning season. It is not uncommon for the firebox to require some repair from time to time, even if you do your best to keep it in the best shape possible.
Dangers Of A Damaged Firebox
If you are assuming that a damaged firebox will cause your fireplace to work less efficiently, you’re absolutely correct. And to make matters work, cracks and holes throughout this area will also put your home and family in potentially threatening scenarios, as well.
A major risk is the increased chances of experiencing carbon monoxide exposure. When there are openings and gaps throughout your firebox, this poisonous gas is a lot more likely to enter your home. Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous because it has no color or odor making it nearly impossible to detect until physical symptoms start to occur. If the affected person is passed out or sleeping, they may never notice its presence. Because of this carbon monoxide is known for causing hundreds of deaths every single year.
Another risk homeowners face is the potential for house fires. These same openings that gases can escape through also leave open pathways for flames and heat to reach your home’s woodwork. Avoid this threat by having your firebox’s damages addressed as soon as possible!
The Cinder Box is Ready To Help You Out
We are qualified to replace damaged panels in your firebox, as well as perform tuckpointing services, fill in cracks, address damaged mortar joints, and more. We can also do a rebuild should that prove necessary. In these cases, we will be sure to take your design concerns into account, ensuring your system looks better than ever once our job is complete.
Our sweeps are trained, CSIA certified, and eager to bring you the best care possible. We take pride in serving Indianapolis and all of its surrounding areas, and our multiple awards and positive reviews speak for themselves. When it comes to finding a team you can trust for it all, there is no better crew to depend on than us. Call today to set up your appointment!