Ozark Stove and Chimney Cares About Harrison Homeowners: Book Your Chimney Services With Us
Enjoying a sunny and warm day in Harrison? Maybe you’re out and about browsing local shops, maybe you’re running some errands (like hitting the post office or finally returning that library book), or maybe you’re visiting one of many local parks. No matter what you’re doing, we hope your day is shaping up to be a good one.
Now, we know that the town of Harrison has its citizens covered on nice days, but what about when rain or snow storms come through? Well, then you can leave the entertainment and comfort to the team here at Ozark Stove and Chimney. We’ll set you up with a quality fireplace, stove, or insert, then perform any needed maintenance or repairs throughout the years, so you’re all set to light a fire any time you’d like to.
We’d be happy to assist those living in Harrison, Bellefonte, Bergman, Diamond City, Batavia, Alpena, Dogpatch, Yellville, Flippin, Mountain Home, and anywhere else surrounding. Call us at 417-201-6585 or request an appointment online today.
Browse Our Services: We’re Certain We Can Help You Out
We’re confident that, whatever your chimney or venting system needs, our team of experts can help you out. Here’s some more info on everything we offer, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Chimney Sweepings & Inspections
Annual chimney inspections are a must for keeping your chimney, stove, fireplace, or other heating appliance in optimal condition for the long haul. One of the first rules of chimney care is getting these overviews booked before lighting your first fire of the year – and preferably in the spring or summer months, so there’s ample time for any needed repair work.
The thing is, most homeowners won’t be able to spot issues in their flue, as they’re usually hidden away and unnoticeable until they start causing significant damage. Our techs can get a good look with our camera equipment, spotting small issues long before they turn into expensive-to-address hazards.
Gas Fireplace Service
Yes, gas fireplaces should be serviced annually too. Just because they burn cleaner and more efficiently doesn’t mean that they can’t experience hidden issues that might put your household at risk. Avoid the potential for gas leaks, inefficiency, and other hazards by getting your system tuned up with us on a yearly basis.
Leaky Chimney Repair
Water has been deemed by multiple industry experts as your chimney’s greatest foe. And while we can address any damages done by leaks, we always believe prevention is the better option. Book any of the following services with us to avoid major damage down the line:
- Chimney Waterproofing: Waterproofing services are always a must for masonry setups, as they ensure your brick and mortar can’t absorb harmful moisture. In addition, working with a pro guarantees the sealants are vapor-permeable, which is an important thing for your venting system.
- Chimney Cap Installation: Why are chimney caps necessary? Lots of reasons. They protect against water entry, they keep out animals and debris, they prevent downdrafts from swooping into your home, and they can even serve as spark arrestors. A chimney without one is sure to suffer.
- Chase Cover Installation: Chase covers typically fit over prefabricated chases, but they can be installed at the top of masonry chimneys too. These components work as a sort of metal crown, pushing water out and away from the sides of the chimney system, ensuring it stays as protected as possible.
- Flashing Installation & Repair: Is water entering the spot where your roof and chimney meet? If so, you’re probably noticing water on the walls and ceiling surrounding your fireplace. Some quality (and properly installed) flashing should seal up the area, so any water is safely directed down your roof.
Chimney Relining & Resurfacing
Your liner serves a few important purposes:
- It protects the surrounding walls from the heat of your fireplace.
- It keeps your masonry guarded against corrosive flue gases.
- It helps your system function more efficiently by safely directing smoke and fumes out of your fireplace.
If your liner is in rough shape – or if you’re missing a liner altogether – having a new one installed or investing in necessary repairs services with a professional is a vital next step to take. In fact, you shouldn’t put your fireplace to use until this maintenance is done. Ask us about your options or if you might be a potential candidate for our HeatShield® liner repair services.
Masonry services can overlap with other types of repairs, ensuring things like leaks and water damage are avoided as well. We offer things like tuckpointing, brick replacement, waterproofing, and crown repairs, all of which help to keep your system looking great, standing strong, and free of harmful water intrusion.
Curious about tuckpointing? Keep scrolling – we’ve got all the details you’re searching for below.
Keep an open eye for signs that something may be wrong with your stucco chimney. If there is a problem brewing, like water damage, these are some things that may be occurring:
- A sudden appearance of chips and cracks in your stucco
- Missing sections of stucco on the exterior of your chimney
- Dark and damp spots on the interior or exterior of your home, or around or on the chimney itself
Also, keep in mind that water damage that is the result of a faulty stucco chimney may appear in areas that aren’t directly near the chimney. Widespread water damage may show up as dark spots or peeling around windows, doors, and near your house’s foundation.
If you suspect your stucco chimney is leaking but you aren’t sure, you can call Ozark and schedule a chimney inspection. One of our CSIA-certified technicians can examine your chimney and tell you whether or not it’s the source of your water damage.
PriorFire is a retrofit system, designed to fit directly into your existing masonry firebox. It helps to boost efficiency, upgrade your system, and it can be a good solution if your firebox is damaged. These setups can also offer an effective way to bring a fireplace up to code if it’s not meeting proper requirements.
Reach out for more info on this option and to learn about the many benefits of a PriorFire system.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
We’re not just a chimney service company – if you need your dryer vents cleaned, our highly professional and highly trained technicians can help with those jobs too.
Why is this service important? Clean dryer vents ensure your dryer can operate properly, which enhances efficiency and minimizes the risk of experiencing fire hazards and gas leaks. In fact, it’s recommended that homeowners invest in professional dryer vent cleanings at least once every year to keep things operating as safely as possible.
If it’s time for a new heating setup in your home, you don’t want to work with a company that has limited options. We offer choices for both wood and gas systems, ensuring you get the stove, fireplace, or insert of your dreams.
We also are Central Boiler dealers, so if it’s an outdoor wood furnace you’re interested in, we can assist with that too. Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out!
What Is the Tuckpointing Process Like?
There’s a reason traditional masonry chimneys are such a staple in so many homes across the country. They’re sturdy, durable, and an attractive focal point. Just because they’re durable, however, doesn’t mean that they don’t require regular maintenance to keep them looking and functioning their best.
Take tuckpointing, for example. This is the process of removing old mortar joints and replacing them, and without occasional tuckpointing services, the inside of your masonry becomes exposed to the elements and will eventually deteriorate.
What are the steps in tuckpointing?
Like we said, tuckpointing is a necessary service that removes the old, crumbly mortar joints between your brickwork and replaces them all with fresh, new materials. Here’s what you can expect as we complete this process:
- Step 1: Remove old mortar. In order to ensure your chimney remains appropriately sealed and structurally intact, rather than simply applying new mortar paste to the old, we first must carve out every damaged joint. Utilizing specifically-designed tools, we’re able to get in there and only remove what is necessary so that your chimney does not begin to collapse while we’re servicing it.
- Step 2: Clean out the joints. After all the old stuff is out, we must clean off and prime the space for the new mortar. This ensures that the joints will be properly treated so that they last for some time.
- Step 3: Select the correct mortar. More than just choosing the right color combination to match your system (which, of course, is still an important part of this process), we examine the existing materials to ensure that the mortar we choose to tuckpoint with is similar in composition to what you have currently. Our goal during this step is to not only ensure that this new mortar will look nice, but also contain the correct ratios of adhesive properties and bonding agents as well.
- Step 4: Apply new mortar to empty joints. It may seem like a simple procedure, smearing mortar into the cracks between bricks. However, this is not the case. It takes a true professional to know when, where, and how to pack in the mortar correctly – so that it both looks nice and remains functional. The techs here at Ozark Stove and Chimney are true artists and know everything there is about the order and direction of installing new mortar joints.
- Step 5: Tool all new joints. “Tooling” is a term used to describe the process of ensuring the mortar is ergonomically shaped, so that water will be directed out and away (rather than encouraged to collect and pool between the bricks). If new mortar joints are not tooled correctly, it could significantly shorten the lifespan of your new and improved masonry, rendering the entire service nearly useless. Fortunately, our chimney technicians are well-versed in the process of tooling and always make sure the work we do will last.
- Step 6: Curing. Many think that after a tuckpointing job is complete, all there is to do is simply let the mortar dry and the masonry is as good as new. However, if this new mortar hardens too quickly (or too slowly), it can negatively impact the entire tuckpointing job. This process can be a bit tricky, so it’s always best to leave it up to the professionals to ensure your chimney is properly treated.
Is your masonry in need of some new mortar joints? Schedule a tuckpointing service with someone from our team right here online, or by calling 417-201-6585. We’d love to work with you.
Why trust a professional for your tuckpointing services?
There is a lot to love about a traditional brick chimney. Never mind the aesthetic element that it adds, both to the interior and exterior of a home, but masonry chimneys are also built to last. That said, despite being durable and long-lasting, it’s important to remember that even a brick chimney is not indestructible.
In order to continue to function properly and optimally, services like tuckpointing should always be done by a professional to ensure no instability is experienced down the line. In addition, they can ensure you get those aesthetically-pleasing results you’re hoping for.
Call or Schedule Online With Our Techs Today
Whatever your fireplace or chimney needs, we want to help. If you’re living in Southwest Missouri or Northwest Arkansas, put your system in the hands of our certified and reputable crew. We’re highly rated in the area, known for treating our customers with care and respect, and we’re always willing to hear you out and answer your questions.
Don’t put off services any longer. Call us at 417-201-6585 or reach out to us online now.