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860.974.3139

Email:
DrDeLaFlue@Gmail.com

Let us put our experience to work for you.

Products & Services

We are a small business offering the best in chimney cleanings, repair, products, and installations.  At the Flue Doctor Chimney Service we’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy.  We have been family owned and operated in Pomfret Center, CT since 1978. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Chimney Cleaning

Cleaning your chimney regularly is probably the cheapest insurance you can buy for your home. The Chimney Safety Institute of America reported and average of 27,000 structure fires caused by heating systems each year. Don’t become a statistic!

 

We recommend your wood stove or pellet stove flue should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year. Your fireplace, every other year. Your oil furnace or other non-condensing fuel appliance flue, every three years.

 

Your typical cleaning should take about an hour, and will not leave your house looking like poor Timmy!

Stainless Steel Liner Systems

When your chimney is damaged on the inside the best solution is to install a stainless steel liner system. A liner is a tube that bypasses damage inside the chimney, or brings older chimneys to code. A series of components will be used to connect the liner to your appliance. A top plate, storm collar, and rain cap will be installed on top of the liner systemWhen your chimney is damaged on the inside the best solution is to install a stainless steel liner system. A liner is a tube that bypasses damage inside the chimney, or brings older chimneys to code. A series of components will be used to connect the liner to your appliance. A top plate, storm collar, and rain cap will be installed on top of the liner system.

 

When possible we will insulate around the liner with either a ceramic wool blanket or granulated insulation. This will improve draft and greatly reduce creosote and condensation inside the liner.

 

** NOT ALL LINERS ARE CREATED EQUAL ** We use liners manufactured by Homesaver and Dura Vent (Venting). These are extremely strong liners that can withstand the abuse of harsh yearly cleanings. Many other brands will void the warranty if even a steel brush is used. You get what you pay for.

Stove Installation

We install any type of stove, wood, gas, pellet, etc.. Woodstoves will generally be installed into a masonry chimney or fireplace, but we can also install a metal chimney to vent it almost anywhere. Pellet and gas stoves can also be installed into masonry chimneys, but are most easily installed through an exterior wall.
Call today for a free in-home estimate.

Stainless Steel Chimney Systems

We install any type of stove, wood, gas, pellet, etc.. Woodstoves will generally be installed into a masonry chimney or fireplace, but we can also install a metal chimney to vent it almost anywhere. Pellet and gas stoves can also be installed into masonry chimneys, but are most easily installed through an exterior wall.
Call today for a free in-home estimate.

Rain, Animal Caps, and Energy Saving Fireplace Damper

We install stainless steel and copper chimney caps made by Gelco, Homesaver, and Whitecaps. Your chimney will determine what brand we will offer to you. As always, there are a lot of manufacturers out there, and we only install the best.

 

Of course these caps keep the rain and animals out, but did you know you could save thousands of dollars in future repairs? Chimney liners and other internal chimney repairs could have easily been prevented if a rain cap were installed when the chimney was built. Even if you are not seeing water in your living area, it is in the chimney, eating away at your flue tiles.

 

Animals love chimneys! A flue looks like a warm, comfy home to them, and they usually can’t get out. The ones who can get in and out at will like to build nests in the chimneys. These nests will block off your draft, creating chimney fires and toxic gas buildup in the living area of your home. We usually see the ones that can’t get out. We have pulled birds, ducks, squirrels (flying or not), mice, rats, bats, snakes, and raccoons out of our customers chimneys. Costly for you, and stinky for all of us.

 

We also install replacement / Energy saving fireplace dampers. They double as a rain cap. Best of both worlds.

 

Don’t be a victim of water and varmints. Call us before you are.

Masonry Repair & Rebuilding

Our masonry service includes but is not limited to:

  • Rebuilding
  • Repointing
  • Crown repair
  • Flashing
Masonry Waterproofing

Waterproofing your chimney is an excellent way to protect it from the elements. Even if you do not see it in your house, water will absorb into your chimney. During the winter months it will freeze, expand, and crack. Replacing your chimney is an obviously expensive procedure. You may not be able to see hairline cracks and damage from the ground, but with a simple inspection we can tell you if your chimney is at risk. Chimney saver is also a solution to water penetrating the living space in your house. If your chimney flashing is sound, and you are seeing water marks in your ceiling, it is most likely coming from inside your chimney.

 

We use Chimney Saver waterproofing EXCLUSIVLY. It is more expensive than the rest, but it works. Period. Chimney Saver offers a 10yr. warranty, where others offer 2-3 years of protection. It is a clear product applied by spraying it onto the chimney course by course.

 

Chimney Saver is a non-silicone based product that allows the chimney to breath; not lock in moisture. It penetrates into brick and block work ¼”, ten times deeper then most waterproofing products. We have seen this product do amazing things for the past 20 years. Get a free estimate today.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment:

Call or Fax: 860-974-3139

Email: DrDeLaFlue@Gmail.com