At The Fireplace Man, we sell and install all types of gas lights: New Orleans style, cast aluminum, modern tempest torch and brass to name a few. We are the ONLY full service fireplace company in Houston, from chimney cleaning and service to products and accessories as well as installation. The Fireplace Man showroom will to allow you to experience the products and understand their components and how they work so you can make the best selection for your home. It is important to choose a company that has a location that will be there to service any products you are purchasing or services.
How is a chimney cleaning performed?
We use hand brush in the fire box and once that is performed we run a brush up the chimney from the bottom to the top. We then use a powerful vacuum that sucks all of the dust and debris inside, the reason we do this from the bottom is so that the debris does not overwhelm and we can control it. We then inspect and clean your fireplace from the bottom of the inside to the top from the roof with a visual. If requested we can use a camera that will give 100 percent accuracy to the condition of the interior for an extra fee.
What is the purpose of having a glass door on my fireplace?
The purpose for a glass door is for air conditioning loss. It is like closing a window when you are not using the fireplace. It is also used for appearances to add an extra finish to the design of your fireplace as well as to keep small children and animals from getting inside.
How often should I have my chimney swept?
If you burn wood it is advised that you get your chimney swept and inspected once a year.
Are there benefits to using gas logs rather than wood?
Gas logs are cleaner and less messy than traditional wood burning.
What are the reasons a chimney may smoke?
A chimney may smoke for a number of reasons, the chimney may be too short, the fireplace is built incorrectly, etc. Our company began repairing smoking fireplaces so we are extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of this issue.