Eurotech Chimney Restoration
My name is Kevin Stewart and I am the owner of Eurotech Chimney Restoration. My goal for this website is to not only to obtain your business, but to educate the consumer in regards to chimney maintenance, chimney repair and restoration. Whether you need the chimney swept, a leaking chimney repaired, or complete restoration of your chimney and fireplace, our staff of highly trained technicians can meet your needs with the highest level of quality service.
We provide comprehensive chimney and fireplace services in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Our services include chimney relining, fireplace restoration, waterproofing, damper repair, masonry repairs, woodstove installations, and more. If you have a historic home, we provide historic chimney repair and historic fireplace restoration to repair the problem without damaging the integrity of the original structure.
Chimneys require maintenance, even when they are not in use. Annual chimney inspections are recommended by the National Fire Protection Agency. Regular inspections are important for health and safety reasons. During the inspection, problems can be detected and cleaning, maintenance and chimney restoration can be completed when needed.
Please take a few moments to browse our website to learn more about our services, read information about chimneys and find chimney safety facts. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your chimney, fireplace or wood stove. Please call Eurotech Chimney Restoration today at 804-222-0401 for answers to your questions or to arrange service at your home in Richmond or the surrounding areas.
Please take your time and browse my website for any information you may need in regards to chimneys. If you do not find what you may be looking for, you may use other informative site links here as well, or you may call my office directly and I’d be happy to speak to you personally.
Chimney caps can help keep your flue free from blockages, water damage, and animal infestation. We install high-quality stainless steel caps which come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
Water and moisture damage both the inside and outside of masonry chimneys. When water freezes inside the mortar, it expands causing cracks to form and bricks to break. Protect you masonry chimney with high-quality Chimney Saver water repellent with a 10-year warranty.
A poorly fitted or missing damper cost you money each winter as the heated air in your home rises up through the chimney. Properly fitting and operational dampers will save you money. Our top-sealing dampers come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
Chimney liners can be damaged by fire, deterioration, or can be improperly installed. These flues need to be replaced for your safety. We offer the finest chimney lining services using high-quality stainless steel liner systems. These systems are UL listed and come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
Chimney Inspection and Service
Chimneys need periodic examination and thorough cleaning to maintain efficiency and to reduce the chance of a chimney fire. When your chimney is cleaned, it involves the removal of all of the hazardous and extremely flammable creosote in addition to the soot that tends to build up with regular use. Regardless of whether or not there is any buildup of creosote, the inspection of the chimney and structure is critical to ensure the chimney is safe to use. The recent earthquake is almost forgotten.
However, we at Eurotech Chimney are reminded of it every day. In central Virginia I am finding damage to chimneys that can only be explained with seismic movement, about 50% of chimney structures have hairline cracks from the earthquake. Of those, 90% it is not a safety issue. However, in 1 out of 10 chimneys, we are finding potential fire hazards.
Chimney professionals in this area are not trained to inspect for this damage. We, at Eurotech Chimney, have been trained by an earthquake expert (Dale Feb, from Moorepark CA, who has been inspecting earthquake damage for 30 years). Eurotech employees pride ourselves as being the best trained in the industry. Ask to see your inspector’s credentials, and apprenticeship card.
Chimneys are constantly exposed to the elements, which deteriorate them over time. Tuck pointing, crown repair, and rebuilding are inevitably part of owning a masonry chimney. If you've got missing mortar joints, loose or missing bricks call us today for an estimate.
All of our stove installations meet or exceed Virginia code, and closely follow manufacturer’s installation instructions.
Chimney Safety Facts
As previously stated, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimneys be inspected yearly and serviced if necessary on a yearly basis. This includes fireplaces, wood stoves, gas, oil, and pellet venting appliances. They have also determined that there shall be three levels of inspection for these services.