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Summer Months Are a Great Time to Add an Insert or Stove to Your Home

While you’re thinking of summer vacation, holidays, and outings, consider improving your home while you’re at it. Perhaps your home doesn’t have a fireplace, but you’d like one. Maybe you thoroughly enjoy the “crackling fireplace” channel on the television while you open Christmas presents. You may simply want to add some supplemental heat for the times when winter storms knock out your electricity. We have the solution for your wintertime woes, and summer is a great time to get it done.

Add an Insert or Stove to Your Home Image - Seattle WA - Pristine SweepsPristine Sweeps can install a stove or insert now, during the summer months, and you can be fire-ready this fall! Even if you have a central heating system, a stove or insert can be a great addition to your home.

Going Green

Both inserts and stoves are highly efficient, out-heating the traditional masonry fireplace by leaps and bounds. In fact, some stoves qualify for tax credits due to their little impact on the environment.

Cost Effective

Not only are inserts and stoves good for the environment, but can also be easy on the wallet. You can supplement your heat with your stove or insert, while enjoying a beautiful fire. If you have access to your own wood source and have enough space to properly store and season your wood supply, then you can save on resources and burn wood!

Inserts and stoves are also fairly inexpensive to install. They don’t require a masonry chimney. Depending on the model and capacity, a stove can be vented via a stovepipe and an insert can be similarly installed. Certain models, a direct insert, for instance, vents through a wall instead of ceiling. The direct insert is a completely closed unit that pulls air from the outside, and vents it out the same space. It also runs independent of the home’s electricity so it can heat your home if the power goes out, as well.

It’s our goal at Pristine Sweeps for all of our customers in the Seattle area to be safe and comfortable. We also want you to have your dream home and your dream fireplace. That is why we love to install inserts and stoves, because every home deserves to have a fireplace.

If you start planning now, you can have yours installed this summer and enjoy the ambiance of a beautiful fire all winter. Give Pristine Sweeps a call at 206-574-8414 and speak to a fireplace expert today. One of our technicians will start the process right away, gaining an understanding of your need, take measurements, order your product, and schedule an installation. Your installation will be completed with an inspection to insure your product is installed correctly and to your satisfaction. Get started today by calling or scheduling an appointment online.

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We Restore, Rebuild, and Renovate Your Chimney

Your chimney is built to last. However, it can become damaged, worn, and outdated over time. Sometimes your chimney can go on being used with a little work. Sometimes components should be removed and replaced to bring it up to safety codes. Other times your chimney may need to be rebuilt or renovated completely. Pristine Sweeps is a one-stop chimney sweep company! We can maintain your chimney from first construction and for its life thereafter. That is why our sweeps specialize in repairs, restorations, rebuilds, and renovations.

We Restore, Rebuild, and Renovate Your Chimney Image - Seatlle WA - Pristine SweepsCommon Chimney Work to Keep it Going

Pristine Sweeps specializes in masonry construction and repair.

Common chimney work that our chimney sweeps are proud to offer our customers in the Seattle area include the following:

  • Brick and Mortar Repair and Replacement
    Masonry repair such as tuckpointing may be the most common required for chimney restoration. Spalling bricks and mortar can become a serious problem quickly. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, it can result in chimney disuse. Pristine sweeps can get your chimney back to it’s former functionality and beauty by a process called tuckpointing. This is where bricks and mortar are removed and replaced with mortar of the same strength, consistency, and color as the existing. This process also restores mortar joints that might have affected the structural integrity of your chimney.
  • Fireplace Face-Lift
    During a renovation or upgrade before a sale or re-finance, you can hire Pristine Sweeps to help you maximize the results of a new fireplace. Our masonry experts can add a stone veneer, or construct a new, beautiful stone or brick hearth to bring your fireplace to life. Our technicians work closely with homeowners to ensure the finished product is the fireplace of your dreams! Making it beautiful, safe, and efficient.
  • Repair, Replacement, and Installation
    Missing or damaged components such as dampers, chimney caps, chase covers, and more can mean a fire hazard. This puts your family and home at risk. We can repair or replace the damaged parts of your chimney system. Thus, resulting in a beautiful fireplace and chimney that is efficient and safe!
  • Restore Fireplaces
    Is your firebox beyond restoration and you don’t want the stress and cost of a full rebuild? Pristine Sweeps can still restore your fireplace by instilling an insert! If the chimney is functional and safe, one of our fireplace experts can help you choose an insert. It will then retro-fitted into your existing firebox and connected to your chimney. It gets your fireplace back to burning before fall.

Professional Services and the Best Products

Our chimney sweeps at Pristine Sweeps are CSIA certified who put customer safety and comfort first. When you choose Pristine sweeps you can count on professional services, beautiful work, and competitive prices. To find out how you can benefit from the expertise of Pristine Sweeps call 206-574-8414 today!