In those long winter months, fireplaces can add a warm, cozy feeling to your home. However, if not properly maintained, they can also cause significant damage that could lead to costly repairs. At Masters Services, we sell, repair, remodel, and remove fireplaces of all kinds. Whatever your need, we are your expert Houston fireplace professionals.
Fireplaces require upkeep to work efficiently. At Masters Services, we pride ourselves on our quality services to the Houston community. One such repair that you may need is tuck pointing. Cracks or missing mortar joints require tuck pointing repair by using a special mortal compound to fill the cracks so that heat cannot escape the fireplace. Our technician will also assess the problem and make recommendations for adjustments to keep damages from occurring again. In the case of cracks in the mortar, this is caused by moisture entering the flue, affecting the firebox. Installing a chimney cap will correct this problem and keep moisture out to prevent future damage.
Another repair that some fireplaces in Houston require is lintel packing. When the mortar behind the lintel bar begins to crumble and falls behind the bar, it can cause a fire hazard. Masters Services experienced technicians can replace this mortar or even install a screen to act like rebar is there is too large an opening behind the lintel bar.
Gas Fireplace Repairs
The ease and convenience of a gas fireplace can be wonderful. Simply flip a switch, and seconds later, you have a cozy, roaring fire. However, gas fireplaces also come with their fair share of problems. If you notice that nothing happens when you turn the wall switch, the fireplace only stays on for a few seconds before shutting off again, or the pilot light isn’t lit, then it could be a problem with the vent. Call the Houston fireplace expert technicians at Masters Services to schedule an appointment. After a detailed inspection of the direct vent or natural vent, the technician will make possible repairs or replace parts if necessary to get your fireplace working once again.
Gas Fireplace Options
Some fireboxes aren’t made from brick, but rather prefabricated refractory panels that are prone to breaking and could need to be replaced often. While our chimney technician can and will replace these panels for you as needed, this can be a costly fireplace repair in Houston. To avoid broken refractory panels, our experts suggest installing reflector shields to protect the panels and decrease chances of firewood crashing into the panel and causing it to break. These reflector shields act as a barrier between the firewood and the prefabricated fireplace panels. The shields reflect heat so that heat from a fire won’t cause cracking to occur. If not replaced as necessary, cracked prefabricated fireplace panels can become a dangerous fire hazard. For an added benefit, customizable reflector shields are available in a few different designs and patterns. Contact Masters Services to find out more about how a reflector shield can keep your fireplace from needing costly
fireplace repairs in Houston.
Gas Fireplace Options
If you are looking for an easy to operate fireplace, but want the realistic feel of logs, Masters Services can install realistic and quality gas logs for your fireplace in Houston. It is important when installing gas logs that correct measurements are taken and quality logs are used so that the logs will draft accurately and work as they should. Cheaper gas logs that are made overseas can malfunction, requiring that you pour money into costly repairs. For this reason, it is always advisable that you hire a certified chimney professional for gas log installation. It will save you money in the long run and give you peace of mind that your Houston Fireplace is in proper working order. Discuss your options with a knowledgeable fireplace technician at Masters Services. They can offer advice on both style and upgrades. It is beneficial to know that if you are going for just an ember burning look, a single burner will be adequate, but if you are wanting more of a fire feel, the double burner is the best choice. This is the informational advice superior technicians at Masters Services can offer.
For a sleek, classy look, consider burning fireglass over gas logs. There are many more options to consider such as style and color of glass. Technicians will measure your firebox to determine the size of the burning area, help you choose your burner options, and show you different styles and colors to choose from such as diamond nuggets, geometric stones, fire gems, or fire glass. This is a unique and different look that will add character to any Houston fireplace.
For beautifully designed and expertly installed fireplaces in Houston, call only the best fireplace technicians at Masters Services, where our customer’s satisfaction is always a top priority.