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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 However, it can become damaged, worn, and outdated over time.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!

Why Have Glass Fireplace Doors?

Over the years you may find yourself updating your fireplace for various reasons. You might update your fireplace and chimney for cosmetic reasons, for repairs, or for better efficiency. Spring is filled with installations, upgrades, and inspections for Pristine Sweeps. In addition, we specialize in custom glass door installation and do it often!

Why Have Glass Fireplace Doors Image - Seattle WA - Pristine SweepsBenefits of Glass Doors

Modern factory-built, or pre-fabricated fireplaces and inserts are equipped with glass doors. There are many benefits of glass doors that have led to homeowners adding them to their existing masonry fireplaces. Pristine Sweeps offers this service so that our customers can benefit from glass doors even if they have an older fireplace.

  • Efficiency.
    Adding custom glass doors to a traditional masonry fireplace can increase efficiency substantially. The airtight seal can create a closed unit like that of an insert or stove. This creates high heat that radiates behind the glass, despite its seal. With the glass doors closed, you can also close the damper, keeping the heat from escaping out the chimney.
  • Style.
    Pristine Sweeps has access to the best products on the market, because we only offer the best for our customers. Glass doors can be styled in contemporary, traditional, sleek, ornate, and more. It’s a great option during a remodel or simple upgrade.
  • Downdraft Diversion.
    High winds can cause a downdraft that shoots into your chimney, pushing smoke and heat into your house. During the summer, you can waste energy trying to cool air as warm air is pushed inside through the chimney. Through winter, the downdraft can cause a smoky fireplace and make it difficult to light and keep a steady flame going. Glass doors can prevent downdraft problems while the fireplace is in use and when it’s not. Another option to avoid downdrafts is to have a wind deflector installed onto you chimney cap.
  • Safety.
    Glass doors can provide an added amount of safety when your fire is burning out and when children are visiting. Though radiant heat can still cause burns through touched glass, it can prevent a fall into a fire or hot coals.

Enjoy the Same Fire with Glass Doors

If you have an open, traditional fireplace, it can be drafty and unruly. If you’re looking for actual heat from your fireplace, and not merely ambiance, you can transform it by adding glass doors. The beautiful glass still allows you a full view of the flames, while allowing for radiant heat to warm the room, perfect for zone heating.

Pristine Sweeps has been in operation since 2008, and continues to put customer satisfaction and safety first. It’s because of this goal that we belong to the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), attend the 5-day National Chimney Sweep Convention every year, and we are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

If you want the best for your family and your fireplace, you can benefit from glass doors and from Pristine Sweeps. Schedule an appointment today and your fireplace can be ready for the first fire this fall!