Chimney Crown and Shoulder Resurfacing
On most masonry chimneys, there is a “Crown” on the very top, and a pair of “Shoulders” where the chimney flares out. Like your home’s roof, these Horizontal surfaces are designed to keep harmful rain water from penetrating down into the brickwork of your chimney. Because these horizontal surfaces are totally exposed to all the elements (sun, rain, heat, cold), they generally begin to crack and develop leaks in short order. Water leaks in masonry chimneys cause more damage as a whole than any other element…. including chimney fires!!
If your crown and/or shoulders are cracked and weathered, your chimney is suffering more than you know! Every time it rains, water seeps down into the top 3-5 layers of brick which causes the mortar to prematurely become soft, thus allowing the bricks to become loose. If repairs to the crown and shoulder aren’t made, your chimney’s brickwork will eventually loosen and you’ll likely need to have the top several layers of your chimney rebuilt. Such repairs are often $1000-$2000!
When it comes to your chimney’s Crown and Shoulders, an ounce of prevention is BETTER than a pound of cure!! Avoid EXPENSIVE REPAIRS by having your crown and shoulders resurfaced with CrownSeal.
CrownSeal is a fireproof, waterproof, and permanently flexible membrane engineered for chimneys. With a 10 year warranty, CrownSeal will keep the water OUT of your chimney and keep more of your money IN your pocket!
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A to Z’s Technician did a terrific job cleaning out my dryer vent! He was very pleasant to work with and professional. He cleaned the outside dryer vent ductwork. It hadn't been cleaned in 10 years so there was a lot of lint and buildup in the ductwork. He said there wasn't much airflow going through the ductwork.
That could explain why it was taking so long for the clothes to dry. It was also a huge fire hazard. He cleaned up the area outside. I couldn't even tell he had been there. He pulled off the bottom of the dryer to check for lint build up in the dryer. There was a lot of lint in there too. He said he could clean the inside of the dryer also for an extra charge of $50.00.
I thought that was a very reasonable price so I had him clean the inside of the dryer also. I am very pleased with his work and glad I finally found someone to clean the vent. His company also automatically makes an appointment to come back in tow years to clean it again. The appointment will be in two years for the same date as the original visit. He put a magnet on the front of the dryer with the future appointment date so I don't forget. I will definitely use his service again.
~ Annette Mackin, Granite Bay, CA
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