1: Where does Lindbjerg Chimney operate?
We’re based in Langley, British Columbia and we serve home owners across Vancouver and the lower-mainland.
2: My chimney has moss all over it – is that a problem?
Yes. Dark, dirty stains of moss growth on top, or on shoulder (slope) usually indicates a leaking problem.
3: Is chimney cleaning required?
Yes! Chimney cleaning is of utmost importance for the safety of your home, and the people in it. Debris, soot, and creosote accumulate in your chimney and if not cleaned out can cause chimney fires which can destroy a home, and seriously harm people.
4: How often should I have my chimney swept?
At least once per year. If burning in the fireplace is extensive (ie: 50+ times), you should consider requesting an inspection and, if required having a second cleaning per year.
5: Why is the paint flaking off my chimney?
This suggests that your chimney is likely to have an internal leaking problem. See our Chimney Repairs page for more details.
6: What about insurance?
Lindbjerg Chimney is Fully Insured by Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia (WorkSafeBC).
7: Signs your chimney needs to be rebuilt
Common signs that your chimney is in need of a rebuild (and is too deteriorated to repair) are loose bricks, cracks, mortar falling out, and spalling (face of bricks falling off). Not sure how to identify these problems, let us know. We can take a look and provide an estimate for free.
8: What does maintenance of a wood burning chimney include?
Regular yearly sweeping, checking for leaks and deterioration.
9: What is chimney flashing?
The metal (flashing) that is inserted into the brick and covers the roof flashing just above the roof.
10: What is causing the fine, white residue in my fireplace?
The fine, white residue appearing on the inside of your fireplace, facing and hearth is called efflorescence. It is the the powdery residue of water and salts that usually appears when there is a leaking problem.
11: Does chimney sweeping make a mess?
We guarantee no mess during or after the chimney sweep. Our sweep will use a high-efficiency vacuum with a HEPA filter and uses a new drop sheet for every job.