The term “flashing” refers to any impervious material that is a component of a WRB or weather-resistant barrier system. These thin pieces of material are installed to prevent water from leaking through the joints around different types of roof protrusions. These protrusions can compromise a roofing system’s integrity and allow moisture to enter. Compared to some protrusions such as bathroom vents, kitchen vents, and plumbing ventilation pipes, your chimney is the largest component that protrudes through your roof. Continue reading
For over 20 years now, Alliance Chimney of Long Island has provided Long Island clients with a comprehensive line of cleaning, inspection, and repair services that have kept their chimneys and flues operating properly and safely. Most importantly, our services help to resolve certain issues that can eventually lead to significant health problems. The following is a list of those health problems that can result from blocked and dirty chimneys and flues as well as their symptoms.
Carbon monoxide poisoning – a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas resulting from improper combustion. CO poisoning is oftentimes difficult to detect but prolonged exposure to it can result in flu-like symptoms (e.g. confusion, fatigue, headache, and nausea). It can also cause brain damage, heart problems, and in the worst case scenario, death. Continue reading
There is a common misconception among Long Island homeowners that a simple chimney sweeping is all that is needed to keep their fireplaces operating properly and safely. Granted, having your chimney professionally cleaned, inspected, and maintained by Alliance Chimney of Long Island is essential to the safety of your household. However, proper chimney maintenance may involve the assistance of a Long Island chimney repair service. Here are 5 signs indicating the need for repair. Continue reading
Chimney cleaning is one of the most overlooked aspects of maintaining a home. Homeowners know they need to clean and dust all the rooms in a home, mow the lawn and keep up the landscape, but fail to remember to clean the chimney.
This is bad, especially because a dirty chimney can shoot smoke back into your home and cause everyone to inhale the toxic substance.
Not only is the smoke harmful to your health, it can also damage the interior of your home and the furniture. This is exactly why we’re in business…to help homeowners on Long Island, like you, clean their chimneys so you don’t have to worry about smoke causing harm to anyone or anything.