Do you need to have your chimney cleaned? Have you been searching online for “chimney sweeper near me”, but haven’t been impressed by any of the companies you’ve found? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Boston’s Finest Masonry, a premier Mission Hill, MA chimney sweep, has been ensuring the chimneys of Suffolk County homes are operating efficiently and safely for more than 25 years. We’re a full-service, family-owned and operated company, and our expert technicians will ensure that your chimney and fireplace are in tip-top condition. From inspections and repairs to cleanings and chimney cap replacements, damper repairs and installations, our team of professionals will make sure that your chimney is in tip-top condition. And because we adhere to the rigorous standards that have been established by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, when Boston’s Finest Masonry is on the job, you can have confidence knowing the health and safety of your family and your Suffolk County home will be in the very best hands.
Signs You Need to Schedule an Appointment with a Mission Hill, MA Chimney Sweep
Whether you use your fireplace to warm your Suffolk County home, or you only use it to create ambiance a few times a year, having your chimney swept on a regular basis is extremely important.
Every time you light a fire, the byproducts of combustion, such as creosote, soot, and ash, accumulate inside the flue. Because these elements are highly combustible, it only takes a little to cause a major problem, such as a chimney fire. Don’t put the health and safety of your family and your Suffolk County home at risk! If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, it’s definitely time to call a chimney sweeper near you.
Are you having problems with your fires?
If it seems like fires are slow to start, they don’t seem to be burning as powerfully as usually do, or if smoke is pouring back into your Suffolk County home, you should call a Mission Hill, MA chimney sweep.
As creosote, soot, and ash build up in a chimney, oxygen won’t be able to readily reach the fire, and as a result, it can be difficult to get a fire going, or the fires you do get started won’t burn as powerfully as they should. Additionally, the buildup of these byproducts along the inside of the chimney liner can prevent smoke from traveling out of the chimney as efficiently as it should, and rather than exhausting out of your Suffolk County house, it can start pouring back in. Fire issues can also be a sign that exterior debris, such as leaves, twigs, and even animal nests, have accumulated inside the chimney. A reputable chimney sweeper near you will be able to identify and remedy the cause of the problem so that you can get back to enjoying your fireplace again.
Do you smell strange odors?
The smoke from a fireplace creates a very distinct smell, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming. If the smell of smoke is very strong and it’s filling your entire Suffolk County house, your chimney may be dirty, clogged, or damaged; all factors that can prevent smoke from exiting your home.
The smoke in your fireplace is supposed to exhaust through the chimney, but if it’s coated with creosote, soot, and ash, clogged with debris, or damaged, instead of exiting your house, the smoke will remain trapped in the fireplace, creating an overwhelming throughout the interior of your home. Whatever the cause, a reputable Mission Hill, MA chimney sweep will correct the issue and will ensure that your chimney is functioning properly.
Are you unable to recall the last time you had your chimney cleaned?
If you can’t remember the last time you had your chimney cleaned and inspected – or you know that you’ve never had it serviced – scheduling an appointment with a chimney sweeper near you is an absolute must! Even if you don’t use your fireplace regularly, the National Fire Prevention Association recommends annual chimney cleanings. If you use your fireplace often, to ensure the health and safety of your family and your Suffolk County home, you might want to have it cleaned and inspected by a professional more frequently.
Contact a Trusted Mission Hill, MA Chimney Sweep!
When you need a reliable and affordable chimney sweeper near you, there’s only one company to call: Boston’s Finest Masonry! Call 617-870-1477 to schedule an appointment today!
Mission Hill is a ¾ square mile, primarily residential neighborhood of Boston that borders Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brookline and Fenway-Kenmore. It is home to several hospitals and universities, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. Mission Hill is known for its brick row houses and triple decker homes of the late 19th century. The population was estimated at 15,883 in 2011.
Like the adjacent neighborhood of Jamaica Plain to the south, Mission Hill was once a neighborhood of adjacent Roxbury before Roxbury’s annexation by Boston. According to maps from the period, it was often referenced as Parker Hill (which is the name of the geographic feature in the area). After annexation (and more rapidly in recent years) the area slowly came to be considered a separate neighborhood of its own right. The majority of government, commercial, and institutional entities list ‘Mission Hill’ in the breakdown of Boston neighborhoods and its boundaries generally agreed upon.
Until the American Revolution, Mission Hill supported large country estates of wealthy Boston families. Much of the area was an orchard farm, originally owned by the Parker family in the 18th century. Peter Parker married Sarah Ruggles, whose family owned large areas of land including most of what became known as Parker Hill (later renamed Mission Hill). Parker’s life ended when a barrel of his own cider fell on him. (Much of this story is outlined in ‘The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles’, a book by John William Linzee, published in 1913.) An annual ‘cider press’ neighborhood event is held in the ‘top of the hill’ park adjacent to New England Baptist Hospital, commemorating this neighborhood narrative.
The orchard continued for some time thereafter, but gradually pieces of the land were sold and developed. Boston’s reservoir was once located at the top of the hill. Many of the older apple trees along Fisher Avenue and in an undeveloped area of the playground are probably descendants of the Parker family’s original trees. The lower portion of the eastern hill was a puddingstone quarry with large swaths owned by merchants Franklin G. Dexter, Warren Fisher, and Fredrick Ames.
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