Brickworks - What Does a Chimney Sweep Service Provide?

A good, professional, reliable chimney sweep service will clear your chimney of glazed creosote build-up and thereby ensure years of worry-free fireplace use.  When creosote builds up in your chimney, the next fire you burn in your fireplace could ignite.  While a chimney sweep service provides a clean and safer chimney, the real service that a chimney sweep provides is peace of mind.  This is exactly what Brickworks Property Restoration strives to do for each and every client we work with.

Why is a Chimney Sweep Important?

Like any fire that occurs in your home, a chimney fire can be catastrophic.  The fires you burn in your fireplace release gases and create soot that builds up on the interior walls of your chimney.  The more you burn, the more likely it is that you can have a fire in your chimney.  For a long time, the work of clearing chimneys of creosote build-up was not only thankless, but unreliable.  There is still a lot of bad press about some chimney sweep services that swindle their customers without doing much cleaning of their chimneys.  With Brickworks Property Restoration, however, you will work with a company that prioritizes excellent customer service and employs an amazing product that eliminates the build-up of creosote.  This product is called Poultice Creosote Remover, or PCR.  We apply the PCR, as a poultice, directly to the creosote build-up, which is absorbed by the PCR.  A day or two after application, we will then clear your chimney and flue of all creosote build-up.

Brickworks Property Restoration can provide you with regular chimney sweep services to ensure that it remains in good condition.  We recommend a thorough cleaning approximately every four years, and we can recommend a number of practices for the most efficient burning of wood, which will prolong the life of your chimney and minimize the risk of a chimney fire.  If you notice that you have a larger amount of soot in your fireplace, it could be an indication of build-up in your chimney.  This makes your selection of a chimney sweep all the more important.  Not all chimney sweep services are created equally.

Full Service Chimney Sweep Company

We are a full-service chimney service.  While clearing chimneys of creosote is the most important service any chimney sweep can offer, there are associated services that we provide, which help to ensure the long-term well-being of your chimney.  Our services include:

If you would like more information on our chimney sweep services or would like to schedule a time for us to provide one or more services, call Brickworks Property Restoration at (586) 868-3234 and we will be happy to help you.

Why our Foundation Repair Company Doesn't use Subcontractors

The function of your home’s foundation is to provide structure and strength to your house. Your foundation is vitally important as damage, cracks and other foundation problems can gradually get worse over time, causing serious problems for the stability of your home. Realizing that you need foundation repair is stressful, but the team at Brickworks Property Restoration can guide you through the process, explaining each and every step along the way.  Our focus is always on giving our customers the most positive experience possible.

Foundation Repair with No Subcontractors

Brickworks Property Restoration has more than ten years of experience in the foundation repair business. We have made a decision as a company to invest in our own employees, rather than hiring a large number of subcontractors in order to cut costs.  As a result, we can guarantee that our employees are trained and provide the high level of service that our company is committed to.  Working directly with our own team of employees also allows us to have more control over the final product, the timeline and the quality of work.

Brickworks Property Restoration gets much of our business from customer referrals and we believe that is in large part because of our business model.  We do foundation repair work ourselves and we stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  In addition, we only work with one of the top foundation repair suppliers in the country, so we also offer a lifetime guarantee on the products we use and a 25 year warranty on labor.

High Quality Foundation Repair in Michigan

The team at Brickworks Property Restoration understands how scary and stressful a foundation repair can be. While you may see signs of a foundation problem (wall cracks, settling/sinking, uneven floors, and doors that stick), since you cannot actually see the crack in your foundation, it is easy to put off a repair for fear of a costly bill.  Our crew will quickly ease your mind, explain the issues that we find and carefully outline our plan for repair and the anticipated cost. You will not have to worry about hiring us and then finding that a team of subcontractors return to your home for the repair job. All of our staff will be employed by Brickworks and will meet or exceed our repair standards.

Brickworks Property Restoration can complete all types of foundation repair.  For more information about our services, call us at 586-868-3234 if you are concerned about your home’s foundation.

Why Foundation Piering is Vital for Most Foundation Repair Jobs

Does your home reside on unstable soil? While this might not sound alarming at first glance, unstable soil can negatively impact the health of your home’s foundation, causing it to weaken. With loose soil around your foundation, the walls of your home can become unstable over time. If this is a situation that you’re currently dealing with or if you are looking to prepare your home for the future, foundation piering is an ideal way to repair and secure the foundation of your home. At Brickworks Property Restoration, we specialize in foundation piering and want to let you know why foundation piering is vital for most foundation repair jobs.

Foundation Piering Basics

For those that aren’t familiar with foundation repair jobs, let us introduce you to foundation piering. Foundation piering is a foundation repair process that digs steel pipe pilings into your unstable soil to help correct any foundation issues that you’re currently having or may have down the road. Foundation piering helps raise your foundation back to its original level. Once your home’s foundation is back to the appropriate level, these pipe pilings will lock the corrected elevation in place so that you do not have foundation issues down the road.

The Importance of Foundation Piering

Foundation piering not only repairs the foundation issues that you have, but it also prevents the unstable soil around your home from causing any additional issues down the road. Investing in foundation piering will help ensure that your home is secure and lasts for a lifetime!

Foundation Piering Advantages

At Brickworks Property Restoration, we believe that there are many advantages to investing in foundation piering when it comes to your foundation repair needs. First and foremost, foundation piering is a much more affordable foundation repair option than many of your other repair options. Additionally, this type of repair allows you to continue to live in your home with minimal interruption while the foundation piers are installed. Lastly, foundation piering levels your foundation and secures it from any foundation damage down the road.

As you can see, foundation piering is vital for most foundation repair jobs. If this is a service that you are interested in or one that you’d like to learn more about, simply give our foundation piering experts at Brickworks Property Restoration a call today at (586) 868-3234. We even offer a free foundation piering estimate, so what do you have to lose?

When is the Last Time your Chimney Was Checked for Structural Integrity?

The chimney of your home may not be an area that you stress about frequently, but it is in fact a very important part of your residence. When is the last time that your chimney was checked for structural integrity? If it has been a very long time or if it has never been checked, there’s no better time than now. The first important step is to find a reliable, affordable and experienced chimney expert that can properly evaluate your chimney’s structural integrity. There’s no better choice for you as a homeowner than our dedicated team at Brickworks Property Restoration.

Maintaining your Chimney

A study completed by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) found that 36% of residential home fires are caused by creosote buildup, which is found in chimneys where wood is burned. There’s no better way to ensure that this buildup doesn’t occur in your home than to have your chimney checked regularly for its structural integrity. This is not the only thing that you need to consider when evaluating your chimney. There may be brick damage that has developed over the years that needs to be addressed. At Brickworks Property Restoration, we are committed to finding the perfect match for your existing chimney so that you will not be able to tell that a repair was completed by our team.

Guarantee the Best Brick Match

When it comes to strengthening the structural integrity of your chimney and repairing any brick damage, our repair specialists guarantee that your new bricks will be a perfect match. To make sure this is the case, we utilize the most up to date color chart to provide you with the most ideal brick match. Additionally, we have access to 15-20 masonry supply yards to find the perfect brick match. Before completing the repair, we will always bring 2-3 brick samples to your home to make sure that you are comfortable with the brick that is chosen.

Free Chimney Check

There’s no better time than now to check the structural integrity of your chimney. To make this easier for our potential clients, take advantage of the free chimney check that our team at Brickworks Property Restoration offers. All you need to do is call in the request and we’ll let you know the state of your chimney.

So, if it has been a long time since your chimney was last checked for structural integrity, it’s time to do something about that! To request a free, no obligation chimney evaluation, give our staff at Brickworks Property Restoration a call today at (586) 868-3234.