Guardian Home Services – Professional Chimney Services and Much More –
Fireplace, Insert & Stove Installation in Houston
Guardian Chimney Sweep offers a full portfolio of services including chimney, fireplace and venting system maintenance and repair. But Guardian is much more than your chimney company, from gas log set installation to dryer vent and air duct cleaning Guardian is your go-to company for many important Home Services. Did we mention solar attic fans, solar panel cleaning and roof cleaning? Guardian is an experienced leader in the Home Services industry. We understand each home system inside and out and our professional service technicians are the experts you need to ensure the safety and well being of your home.
We provide the following services:
An annual chimney inspection and cleaning is highly recommended by both the National Fire Protection Association and the Chimney Safety Institute of America. A chimney cleaning or sweep is conducted to remove any buildup that has accumulated throughout the latest burn season and to prepare the chimney for safe use. Both a chimney inspection and sweep are recommended at least once a year, even if your chimney has not been used. Especially in the months when the chimney is not in use, debris or critters may have created a blockage inside of the chimney, which can create serious problems if it is not cleaned out.
We are fully qualified to offer you top brands of gas logs, stoves and fireplace inserts. Our crew will install your new efficient heating appliance and the proper venting that is required. Transform your masonry fireplace from a drafty heat loss source to a beautiful heating source with a new fireplace insert.
Our professional chimney service technicians are specially trained to clean and inspect all types of chimneys including wood, oil, and gas burning appliances. During the chimney inspection our sweeps will examine all areas of the chimney, even those hidden deep within the chimney walls. A special video inspection camera is used when necessary to see inside the chimney flue and determine whether it is safe for use.
Moisture posses the biggest threat to the structure of your chimney. For this reason, every precaution must be taken to prevent moisture from entering the chimney system. A waterproof sealant can be applied to the exterior of the chimney to keep water out and tuck-pointing and other repairs can be made to the exterior surface of brick chimneys to correct problems and further increase its resistance to water.
Chimney Repair & Chimney Restoration
At Guardian Chimney Sweep, our professional service technicians are highly trained in all chimney repairs and restoration techniques. Our professional sweeps can repair cracked chimney crowns, replace deteriorating liners, rebuild masonry work, or complete any other necessary chimney repairs. No job is too big or small for our team of professional chimney service technicians.
At times a job goes beyond that of a repair and needs a rebuild instead. For these instances, our chimney professionals correct any structural flaws by reinforcing the back walls of the fireplace and restoring the original condition of the fireplace. After a rebuilding job is complete, your chimney will look and operate as it did when it was built.
Chimney Crown Rebuilding
Over the years chimney crowns crack and deteriorate allowing moisture to enter the chimney system. If our chimney sweeps come across a crown in need of repair, we can rebuild the crown and properly construct a crown that completely seals off the chimney’s interior to outside moisture.
Chimney Cap Installation
The chimney cap is one of the simplest fixes (and least expensive) that have the greatest impact on the operation of your chimney system. A chimney cap keeps leaves, animals, and harsh weather conditions from entering your chimney and causing costly problems. We offer chimney caps with a lifetime warranty and we will take the time to select the perfect chimney cap for your chimney and home structure needs.
Chimney Chase Top Replacement
Your chimney chase top may need replacing if it develops rust or leaks and bends. If your chimney has a masonry chase top on a prefabricated chimney, this may need replacing as well. Keep your chimney clean and dry with a new replacement chimney chase cover.
Cleaning out your air ducts will help keep your family healthy and your home free from harmful indoor air pollutants. Did you know that according to the American College or Allergists, 50 percent of all illnesses are caused or made worse by indoor air pollution? Everyone can benefit from less dust and debris flying around your home. It is recommended to have your air ducts cleaned out on an as needed basis if there is substantial build up in the ducts from mold growth or dust and debris. Also, if you have an insect infestation in your air ducts, it is best to remove this with an air duct cleaning.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning removes the excess lint the clogs up the vents. When your dryer vents are clogged, the dryer will take longer to fully try your clothes and it will put you at risk of starting a dryer vent fire. Your dryer vents should be cleaned out every 1 to 2 years. This will ensure that your system is running at its optimal performance and it will lesson the risk of a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
The blown-in insulation products we install are Energy Star Rated. The insulation is an excellent investment with a life span of 30-plus years. Homeowners find that adding needed insulation pays for itself over a course of years.
If your roof develops black streaks or any other unsightly coloring, a thorough roof cleaning will help eliminate these problems and prevent further discoloration and damage from occurring. Dark streaks on your cedar shingle or barrel tile roof may be an indicator of a larger problem. The discoloration is often from microorganisms living on your roof and eating away at the shingles. This can result in major costly repairs if the organisms are not removed. To ensure the longevity of your roof, take care to preserve the appearance and clean any unsightly coloration – it may be more than a surface blemish.
Gutters are designed to send rainwater off the roof and away from your home to prevent flooding and erosion. If your gutters are filled with leaves, sticks, and other debris, they cannot function as they are designed. For this reason, annual or semi-annual gutter cleanings are necessary to keep water on the right track. The frequency of your gutter cleaning will depend on how many trees are around your home and how much debris they drop. Late fall, after most leaves have dropped is the best time to clean out your gutters.