Smoke billowing from your fireplace into your den. Who you gonna call? A chimney sweep. (Better yet, call 911 first.)

Bad odors from your chimney. Who you gonna call? A chimney sweep.

Critters making noises up in the chimney. Who you gonna call? A chimney sweep.

Get the picture? There are times when it is best to call a chimney sweep. But not just any chimney sweep. Call a professionally trained chimney sweep – for your safety, comfort, and heating efficiency.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney is ready and able to serve you to meet those needs!

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has a number of practical guidelines as to when to make that all-important call to a chimney professional.

A number of factors are fairly easy to spot, with a bit of professional counsel.

If you have as much as 1/8” of soot buildup or glaze present, call a chimney sweep. Not sure? Contact us at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney. Have the pros check it out.

If you have odors coming from the fireplace, call us. The smell is probably coming from creosote deposits in the chimney. But it may be indicative of a structural problem. You may need better sealing, a new damper, or some other structural improvement. The smell could even come from animals who have built nests in the flue — or critters who have met their Maker after residing in your chimney.

Of course, if you have actual smoke exhausting into the house, you have a significant problem. This negative-pressure problem is serious and can result from any number of structural issues. You’ll want to be sure that carbon monoxide is not entering your living space. If you have any concerns along these lines, definitely call a chimney sweep.

As for animals in your chimney system, we recommend you leave this to the pros.

Leave it to us to see what’s up there, or down there (looking from the roof). It takes more than an ordinary flashlight. And if we find a bird or a raccoon or a squirrel or a mouse, dead or alive, we’ll take care of the problem. And if it’s just a nest that remains, that’s important, too. You don’t want your chimney obstructed in any way.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney employs CSIA-certified professionals. If you need a chimney sweep, we’re the people to call. As certified professionals, we adhere to strict standards and practices. Plus, we apply the benefits of successful encounters with thousands of customers over the course of decades.

Our 35 years of experience in the Capital District, Central or Northern New York, the Hudson Valley or western Massachusetts speaks for itself. Join our growing family of satisfied customers. Who you gonna call? Northeastern Masonry & Chimney. The number, by the way, is 518-767-9315.