Ozark Stove & Chimney Is Branson’s Go-To Team for Sweepings, Inspections & More

A city surrounded by mountains, idyllic nature scenes, and a community that’s warm, welcoming, and known for its hospitality, it’s no wonder so many choose to settle down in Branson, MO for the long haul.

Locals enjoy great parks, like Stockstill Park and North Beach Park, great views on those nice weather days, and all kinds of other entertainment options. There are also tons of shops to visit and restaurants to try out.

Now, there’s clearly plenty to do if you want to spend your day out and about, but let’s say you’re walking back from the post office after mailing a letter only to feel a drop of rain. …and then another. …and then another. A cool wind moves through the trees, and you know a storm is coming. What then?

Well, we’ve got the perfect plan – sit back at home and enjoy a cozy, safe, warm fire compliments of the team here at Ozark Stove and Chimney. When you count on us for chimney and venting care in Branson, Kissee Mills, Forsyth, Branson West, Kimberling City, Cape Fair, Indian Point, Reed Springs, Shell Knob, Ridgedale, Lampe, or anywhere else nearby, rest assured your heating system will run efficiently and effectively for the long haul.

Call us at 417-386-3882 or reach out to us online now.

Excellent appearance. Although our fireplace has many issues, Derek was able to offer us solutions at several price points. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

-Vince Planetta

Highly recommend! They are super friendly and professional along with great prices. I will for sure use them again in the future.

-Brandy Blankenship

About Our Chimney & Fireplace Services

We cannot stress enough the importance of booking annual inspections and regular chimney sweepings. This maintenance guarantees any problems with your system (like blockages in the flue, creosote buildup, masonry cracking, liner damages, and more) are spotted before they can trigger any hazards or dangerous situations.

What could happen if issues go unaddressed? Smoke in your living space, chimney fires, carbon monoxide exposure, reduced indoor air quality, home fires… and the list goes on.

And if your inspection does reveal some damages or buildup that needs addressing? We also offer a long list of repair services and preventive maintenance that can take care of any issues. Rely on us for:

  • Flashing Installation & Repair
  • Chimney Relining & Resurfacing
  • HeatShield® Liner Repair
  • Masonry Repairs
  • Stucco Repairs
  • PriorFire Installation
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Have a Leaky Chimney? We Help With That Too

Rain can drip down chimneys for a number of reasons. Depending on your particular chimney system, it could be because your chimney cap was installed incorrectly or has been damaged by extreme winds or other weather conditions.

Or maybe your crown was not constructed from the proper materials (metal, concrete, or stone), and over time water has begun to erode it, exposing the incredibly porous bricks to direct contact with water. Even if your chimney crown is correctly constructed and installed, if you have a masonry chimney, eventually those bricks will begin to break down, causing shifts and spalling where the material begins to flake off into little fragmented pieces.

All that said, without a visit and a proper inspection from a knowledgeable chimney technician, there is just no way to know for sure what is causing the rain to drip down a chimney.

Fortunately, if you live in Southwest Missouri or Northwest Arkansas, Ozark Stove and Chimney is here to help. With experience of over 25 years, there is a reason our customers continue coming back. Set up an appointment with one of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified professionals to check out your leaky chimney today. We offer waterproofing services, masonry repairs, chimney cap installations, chase cover installations, and more.

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We Also Offer Installation Services

Looking to have a new system installed? Don’t trust just anybody to get this task completed – and we strongly advise against the DIY route too. If your system isn’t connected just right or venting appropriately, you’ll invite all kinds of hazards, like many of the issues we’ve already touched on above.

Rather, count on our team to install any of the following:

  • Wood Stoves: Want to enjoy the ambiance and aesthetic of burning wood, just without all the heat loss that comes with an open fireplace? Investing in a wood stove is a great option. It looks great, has a lot of flexibility in terms of placement, and it definitely delivers on heat.
  • Gas Logs: Too busy to deal with the hassle and stress of burning wood? Avoid hauling logs, building/maintaining fires, cleaning up wood pieces and ash, and everything else by investing in gas logs. You’ll still get that heightened efficiency, as well as a great ambiance, just without all the extra work.
  • Central Boiler Outdoor Furnace: Most chimney companies don’t offer this alternative heat source, but we’re a proud Central Boiler dealer, and can’t stress enough the many benefits these systems offer. If you’d like to learn more, please don’t wait to reach out.

Do You Need Dryer Vent Services?

We can’t overstate how important it is to maintain your dryer vents, along with your chimneys. When lint deposits build up in dryer ducts with use, they can cause the vents to be blocked, limiting the appliance’s ability to do its job. This can also lead to a potential fire hazard.

How so? Heat builds up considerably in a blocked dryer vent, and lint is extremely flammable. Put those two things together, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Regular dryer vent cleaning helps limit the possibility of lint igniting. In addition, clogs in your dryer vent increase the risk of experiencing carbon monoxide exposure, as the appliance won’t be able to effectively vent.

If your dryer vents haven’t been cleaned in a while and you’re noticing lint build-up around the termination, or if your dryer isn’t working as well as it once did, give us a call or book your next appointment with us online.

How Often Should My Chimney Be Cleaned/Swept?

Well, it can depend on a few things. To give you an accurate time line on how often your system should be professionally swept, we might ask the following:

  • How often do you use your chimney?
  • How old is your chimney?
  • Do you use wood or do you use gas or fuel?
  • Have you had chimney damage or a fire in the past?

With those questions in mind, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highly recommends chimney inspections at least once a year – no matter how often or how little you use your fireplace. If you use your fireplace on a more consistent basis, or if your needs vary based on the questions above, you may need to have your chimney cleaned more often, possibly every four to six months.

The most straightforward way to determine whether or not your chimney needs to be cleaned is to hire a professional chimney company to look things over on a regular basis. The team at Ozark Stove and Chimney can come out to your home in the Ozarks for an inspection of the chimney, provide recommendations based on the findings of our evaluation, and get you set up on a regular cleaning schedule to keep your fireplace and chimney in pristine condition with every burning season.

Does my gas heating system’s chimney need sweeping?

Absolutely. In fact, it’s a common assumption that, since gas burns so much cleaner, you don’t need care from a professional as often, but this is far from the truth. Gas appliances still face risks, like clogging or damage, all of which can put your household in danger – like having colorless, odorless, and highly poisonous carbon monoxide pour into your home.

What to Expect When Having Your Chimney Swept With Us

After scheduling an appointment with Ozark Stove and Chimney, one of our certified technicians will arrive at the time designated by you and one of our customer service representatives. Once on your property, we’ll survey and prepare the area for proper cleaning and sweeping. If needed, we will use a drop cloth or plastic covering where we will be cleaning to protect your home and furniture. And we use high-powered HEPA vacuums to make sure no dust, soot, or other debris is left behind.

When the chimney cleaning process is complete, the technician at your home will give you a chimney report detailing the state of your chimney after cleaning. At this time, we can discuss future treatment options – and even schedule your next chimney sweep.

One thing you can definitely count on when working with us is that we’ll treat your home with respect, ensuring you’re taken care of and get the personalized care you deserve from start to finish. We’re honest, straightforward, and pride ourselves on ensuring you feel good about your home venting needs.

In other words… we won’t overtake your home, barely glance your way, then leave you with a bill for a long list of services you can’t make sense of. Rather, we’ll explain what we’re doing (and why), answer any questions you have along the way, then happily suggest the best next steps for moving forward, all in accordance with your preferences and budget. Make the right choice – book with us today.

I Don’t Use My Fireplace – Do I Need a Sweeping?

Is your fireplace more decorative than anything else? If you never build a fire in your firebox, you’re probably thinking, “I’m in the clear! No need for sweepings and inspections here!”

Well, we hate to break it to you, but this is another common misunderstanding when it comes to fireplace maintenance, and it’s one that can put your household at risk. Just because your chimney doesn’t see much (or any) use doesn’t mean that your flue can’t fill up with outside debris – or animals that think an unused chimney is the perfect spot to settle in. Along with these pests inviting in unwelcome sounds and odors, they can also cause damage to your interior system.

In addition, your chimney and its components could face damage from weathering, outside collisions, or animal tampering, all of which breaks things down and increases your risk of experiencing something more disastrous, like a settlement or a collapse.

In the end, you want your system to always be in the best shape possible, so that even when you do use it (no matter how rarely that is), it’s ready to go. If nothing else, inspections are a must for maintaining the value of your home, so that, come time to sell, you’re not hit with unwelcome surprises and issues that decrease your home’s potential selling price.

Give Us a Call Today

Ready to put your trust in a team that prioritizes your needs and puts you first? Look no further. If you’re in Benton County, Greene County, or anywhere else in our service area, we’ve got your needs covered. We’re certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), offer warranties on all of our repair work, and you won’t find a team that truly treats you like family more than us.

Call us at 417-386-3882 or reach out to us online now. We’d be happy to serve you soon.


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