Is Your Chimney Giving You Problems? Call The Expert Troubleshooters At American Chimney & Masonry!

Fireplaces, stoves and inserts can make Portland’s cold days bearable and family times memorable. That is, of course, if they are installed properly, well-maintained and problem free. If your heating appliance and chimney are causing more grief than enjoyment, it’s time to call on American Chimney & Masonry. Our CSIA-certified technicians have been troubleshooting and repairing chimney systems and appliances in the Portland area for over 20 years. With our experience, knowledge and professional tools and techniques, we’re confident we can get your system up and running optimally.

Common Problems We Find

Some of the most common signs that your system needs professional help are:

  • Odors
  • Smoke
  • Brick Discoloration
  • Moisture
  • Rust
  • Decaying Masonry Or Joints

Odors and smoke can be a sure sign of a flue obstruction or a draft problem, which means your system is not working as efficiently or as safely as it should. Dealing with these issues immediately can help you save money and can protect you, your family and your environment from the dangers of smoke, carbon monoxide, incomplete combustion and fire. To read more about fireplace draft issues, please click here. If you’re having issues with smoke, please click here.

If you’re noticing any moisture in the bottom of your firebox, any rusted parts (i.e. chimney cap, damper, firebox, chase or chase cover), or any brick discoloration, vegetation, or decaying masonry and joints, there’s a good chance you’ve got a water problem on your hands. Water can quickly and easily lead to expensive repairs, so don’t put off calling us! For more information on chimney leaks and how to prevent them in the future, please click here.

Why Call The Professionals?

Because there are so many important parts of the chimney system, it can be difficult to locate the source of problems. With American Masonry & Chimney, you’ll get expert diagnostics and troubleshooting services, with a full and detailed evaluation of your system. We have extensive experience with fireplaces, inserts and stoves of all kinds and all manufacturers, and are confident we can help get your system back to optimal function and safety. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, please call 503-644-0393, or click here!

If you’re thinking about having a gas fireplace or appliance, you can call on us for this chimney service, too.

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