Are you considering installing a new fireplace or retrofitting an old wood-burning firebox? A gas fireplace is an ideal solution for ultra-modern living spaces. Unlike wood-burning stoves, which can be messy, gas fireplaces are easy to clean. Propane and natural gas do not produce creosote, which burning wood does.
Do Gas Fireplaces Really Heat a Room?
Yes, gas hearths generate heat. After the fire burns for a few minutes, your living space will feel warmer quickly. Different gas fireplace brands have varying abilities when heating a room. Vented gas logs resemble wood-burning fires and release almost the same amount of heat.
Can You Install a New Gas Fireplace by Yourself?
You may go through the installation process by yourself. However, lifting a heavy platform and drilling a hole through your wall can be tedious and frustrating. You can have your new gas furnace up and working in a few hours if you hire professional gas fireplace installation contractors to do the job for you.
Gas explosions can be severe and could damage multiple buildings in your area. You need to consider working with a gas fireplace expert if you have no experience with electrical wiring, vent pipes, and gas supply.
Is a Gas Fireplace Good?
Besides offering you near-instant warmth and glow, gas hearths are convenient in an ultra-modern living space. You do not need to store firewood or deal with extra smoke effects.
Your family’s safety and comfort are always a priority when installing a hearth in your home. Many gas fireplace contractors agree that your home is safer when you choose a gas fireplace over similar alternatives.
Today, fireplaces are a popular addition to homes, and many homeowners choose to install contemporary gas fireplaces for their efficient heating and cleaner air. Fireplaces are also known to increase the value of a property. Our gas fireplace installation contractors can help you choose a model which suits your living space.
Nothing malfunctions when it is convenient for us including our fireplaces. Whether you use your fireplace seasonally or year-round, you expect it to fill your house with warm air while pulling the smoke up and out of your home through the flue. If that isn’t happening safely, your home and family can be put at risk for fires, broken or collapsing chimneys, breathing difficulties, smoke damage, moisture damage, and other serious problems.
The warning signs that your fireplace needs repairs are easy to recognize and include:
- The odor of gas –for a gas fireplace, this is an indicator of a leak. Gas leaking inside your home is extremely hazardous. If you smell gas, call your energy provider or the fire department immediately.
- Shaling –if you see bits of tiles or brick that have fallen down through the chimney and into the bottom of the fireplace, that’s called shaling. It means that the chimney liner has been damaged or has eroded.
- The presence of chalk-like power on the masonry – excess moisture pushes the salt out of the bricks to cause the white stains. This means that there is a moisture leak somewhere.
- Smoke inside your house –this happens when the chimney is clogged and isn’t allowing the simultaneous escape of smoke out and the drawing of fresh oxygen in. The chimney may need to be cleaned or the flue may be the wrong size and need to be replaced.
- Cracks in the brickwork –there may be problems with the internal workings of your fireplace if you are finding cracks in the brick façade.
- The presence of rust –rust on the damper or in the firebox also points to a moisture issue.
- Damaged wallpaper – warping or damage to wallpaper that is adjacent to a fireplace can also indicate a moisture problem.
The best way to keep your fireplace functioning properly and ready when you need it is to schedule regular fireplace maintenance and repairs. By allowing professional technicians to clean and inspect your fireplace and chimney, you give them the opportunity to notice any changes and to make repairs before your fireplace poses any dangers to you, your family, or your home.
A Noble Sweep Chimney Services has been serving your community since 1982 and offers experienced highly-skilled chimney and fireplace experts. Visit our website or send us an email to schedule an appointment.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
If you have ever considered using sandblasting to clean a building, graffiti, or even a boat or other marine equipment, then you know that there are problems inherent in the process. For one thing, a lot of the objects that need to be cleaned can’t be moved, so the blasting has to be brought to them. Some of the other obvious problems with sandblasting include toxicity and danger to humans, animals, and the environment and the fact that the process is very dirty and requires extensive clean up. Dry ice blast cleaning offers a much cleaner, portable, and more affordable solution.
The science behind dry ice blast cleaning is proven and intriguing. There are three stages in the process that each take place instantaneously.
Stage One involves thermal shock. When the dry ice is blasted onto the surface to be cleaned, the particles and contaminants freeze which cracks them and makes them brittle.
Stage Two provides the impact shock. The blitz of the ice pellets against the frozen pollutants and coatings acts to loosen and break them up.
The effect of Stage Three is the expansion shock. The high-speed heat transfer and vaporization of the dry ice pelletsacts with the impact force of the pellets to strip and blow away the stains, debris, paint, rust, or other unwanted coatings that are marring the surface.
Dry ice blast cleaning does not use water or chemicals so it doesn’t result in any secondary waste or costly and time-consuming clean up. While it’s mostly used for commercial purposes, it’s safe to use on all surfaces including brick, wood, fiberglass, concrete, and metal.
A Noble Sweep Chimney Services uses only dry ice or other natural, approved materials for dry ice blast cleaning. Contact us today by submitting your inquiries and contact information on our website or by sending us an email. We will contact you shortly to schedule an appointment or an inspection.
How to Choose the Best Fireplace Insert Repair & Replacement Services
Are you in need of professional fireplace insert repair services? Well, you have come to the right place.
We strongly believe your hearth should be in the best shape possible. If you feel like your hearth is a bit dated compared to your home, you have two options; to repair or replace it.
Replacing your fireplace is normally the best option; however, it’s best to opt for repair if you are on a budget.
There are hundreds if not thousands of fireplace insert repair service providers to choose from.
So, how does one select a favorable service provider? Read on for a comprehensive guide.
Why go through the trouble when you could obtain referrals from friends and neighbors? Take time to speak to neighbors who have hired fireplace insert repair services in the past.
Referrals will steer you in the right direction, considering friends and neighbors will be honest to share their experiences. If a service provider was rude and delayed in providing their services, you can be sure they will mention this.
Have a Budget
Top-rated service providers charge higher amounts since they offer exceptional services.
Before selecting a fireplace insert repair expert, obtain quotes from the best service providers near you.
To be certain you are hiring the best, read online reviews to get an insight into their past. Treat positive reviews as a green light.
A handful of positive reviews indicate the service provider is reliable.
How safe can you feel unless you hire someone licensed? A trade license offers proof that the fireplace service provider is an expert and is certified.
Before signing any agreements, confirm the expert is licensed to operate in your state.
Hire the Best Today
Hiring the best fireplace insert repair & replacement services does not have to be complicated. Follow our guide for the best outcome.
Reach out to A Noble Sweep Chimney Services today for an unforgettable experience.
If you own a business in the food processing field, you know that you have to be very careful of what comes in contact with your equipment. Food processing equipment can develop a build-up of materials such as grease over time. Cleaning all the nooks and crannies can be difficult. That is where dustless blasting comes into play. A Noble Sweep provides dustless or dry ice blasting that removes food, mold, or other organic matter and does not impact your product in any way. Our dry ice blasting system is OSHA-approved for cleaning food processing equipment. There are no chemicals or dust released into the air to impact the equipment or the food.
Benefits of Dustless Blasting for Food Processing Equipment
Dry ice blasting is environmentally friendly. It can be used on all types of surfaces. Our equipment is portable, making it easy for us to come to the job site. It doesn’t take long to complete a job, and dustless blasting is affordable. Cleaning your equipment regularly ensures it operates right and can extend the life of the machinery.
Call for a Free Quote
To see how dustless blasting can clean and restore your food process equipment, give us a call. You can reach A Noble Sweep at (504) 688-4468.
Keeping your home safe is important to you. You lock the doors, install fire alarms, and put in security systems. But with everything you do to protect your family, you may be overlooking some of the most common causes for house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. The danger lies in things you often use – your chimney, fireplace, and clothes dryer. The sad thing about these situations is that most could have been prevented. A Noble Sweep Offers chimney services and more to help protect your home.
Regular Maintenance is a Must
Your chimney and fireplace need consistent maintenance like anything else in your home. The buildup of debris can cause problems such as fires. Dryer lint can get caught up in the dryer, even when you are using a lint catcher. A Noble Sweep can help with all of those problems. We offer the following services:
- Chimney repair and installation
- Chimney and fireplace inspections
- Chimney sweeps / cleaning services
- Commercial chimney cleaning and repairs
- Dryer vent cleaning
- Fireplace cleaning services
- Fireplace inserts: repair and maintenance
Don’t put your family at risk by putting off having your fireplace, chimney, or dryer inspected. Contact us today and ask about our chimney services and how we can serve you best. Our number is (504) 370-9157.
Outdoor fireplaces are amazing. They definitely impress friends and family who are visiting, but they also add to your home’s value. You can choose from a wood-burning fireplace or a gas-burning one. Either one will bring a whole new dimension to enjoying the outdoors while at home. A Noble Sweep is an outdoor fireplace contractor that can install the fireplace you want. Here are some great reasons to consider adding this feature to your home.
It Is Easy to Do
We do all the hard work. We can sit down with you and discuss the different options available to you, and then we go from there. Because it is outside, there are no structural elements to worry about tearing down or removing. It is a wonderful way to add something eye-catching to an empty spot.
Allows You to Enjoy the Outdoors Longer
An outdoor fireplace extends the season of sitting on the deck or hanging out in the yard. You can grill on it and roast hotdogs during warmer weather. When it starts to cool off, you can sit around and enjoy S’Mores and hot chocolate.
If you want more information on an outdoor fireplace or the best freestanding electric fireplace, give A Noble Sweep a call at (5060 688-4414).
If you live in the greater New Orleans area and need gas fireplace log placement, A Noble Sweep can help you with that and more. We are the trusted gas log fireplace installation contractors in the area. It is vital that you have the proper gas fireplace log installation to prevent chimney fires and damage to your home. A fire from poor installation can result in a loss of life, something no one wants to see happen.
Beauty of a Wood Burning Fire – Convenience of Gas
Gas logs provide the same ambiance that a wood fire does but is much more convenient. Another benefit is the heat output. It is a bit better than when burning traditional logs. Gas logs are more environmentally friendly due to their lower emission. One of the major perks is no more chopping, buying, or storing wood for your fireplace. No more going out into the cold just to grab some logs to throw on the fire.
Professional & Experienced Gas Log Fireplace Installation
Our clients are confident knowing we provide excellent service. We can help with any of your fireplace or chimney repairs or regular maintenance. Contact us today for gas fireplace log placement and fireplace roof cover in your home.
An outdoor fireplace is a fantastic addition to any home. They are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. They are available in different sizes and styles. At A Noble Sweep, we are an outdoor fireplace contractor, and we have been busy putting these in homes all over the area. Check out the benefits of an outdoor fireplace:
- Looks Great – The practical benefits are nice, but the aesthetic appeal is nice too. It enhances the look of your home and allows you to create a place to relax. You can turn the fireplace into an area the entire family will love.
- Keeps You Warm – If you love being outdoors in all kinds of weather an outdoor fireplace is perfect for you. Snuggle up by the fire and roast marshmallows all year long.
- Increase Your Home’s Value – Any extras like this can increase the value of your home. The aesthetic look alone adds to the home’s value. If you decide to sell your home, an outdoor fireplace is a great draw.
- Great for Entertaining – What better place to hose a get-together than around the fireplace? Whether it is a summer cookout or football season, the fireplace enhances everything.
- Outdoor Cooking – With an outdoor fireplace, you can roast hotdogs, grill burgers, and make S’mores. No need to leave home to enjoy campfire food.
- Bugs Away – One of the big advantages of an outdoor fireplace is that the bugs hate the smoke. Stay bug-free while you enjoy being outside.
Give us a call, and we can give you a quote on an outdoor fireplace or a freestanding gas fireplace.
Even though warmer weather has arrived, there are plenty of chilly nights left to enjoy a fireplace. Electric fireplaces allow you to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without all of the work. If you wonder what the best freestanding electric fireplace is, A Noble Sweep is here to help. Here are some that we think do the job nicely.
Duraflame Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove
This stove is energy-efficient and attractive. We can have it set up for you in no time.
Real Flame 56” Emerson Grand Electric Fireplace
This one isn’t as inexpensive as others, but its beautiful mantle looks just like a real fireplace.
Real Flame Hollis Electric Fireplace
If you love the woodstove look, this is the electric fireplace for you.
Stylewell Freestanding Infrared Electric Fireplace
This unit is affordable and heats up to 1,000 square feet nicely.
These are just a few of the models that are available and that we can install for you.
Have you considered an outdoor fireplace? It can add fun and beauty to your home on the outside. We are an outdoor fireplace contractor. We would be happy to come out and discuss your options. If you love spending time outdoors, it is an excellent addition to your home.
With all the chilly weather we have been having, fireplaces have been lit a lot. But we have also been getting a lot of snow and rain, leading to problems if your chimney cap isn’t in good shape. A Noble Sweep provides chimney cap installation and can repair any problems you might have.
The Lowly Chimney Cap
The chimney cap is often overlooked when it comes to fireplace maintenance. If you have an older home, you may not even have one. If you are having problems getting your fires to light, drafts, chimney leaks, or smoke, you might have a chimney cap that needs to be repaired. The chimney cap has many jobs, including:
- Directing wind away from the flue
- Keeps animals out of the chimney
- Keeps moisture from entering into the system
Preventing Water Damage
When moisture gets into the chimney, it can cause extensive damage. You may see rust and deterioration to the chimney and fireplace. It can end up leaking into structural elements. Water is corrosive, and over time eats away at surfaces. That is why we supply chimney covers to stop rain.
For professional chimney cap installation, give us a call. We can clean and repair your fireplace too.
The ambiance of a fireplace never grows old, even if it is not used as a primary heat source. Ventless gas fireplace inserts are becoming quite popular as they are simple to operate and clean. They are also called vent-free or unvented fireplaces. They use propane or natural gas as a fuel source. The fuel flows into a gas burner that is mounted inside the fireplace. When lit, the flames go through spaces in artificial ceramic fiber “logs”. This gives off the look and feel of a real fireplace.
Ventless VS Vented gas FireplacesV
There are two vents on the outside of the home when a vented gas fireplace is used. One is the fresh-air intake, and the other is for safely removing exhaust gases. In many ways, a ventless gas fireplace is very similar to a vented fireplace. Ventless fireplaces do not have two outside vents. The exhaust fumes stay inside the home, and the combustion air is from the air inside the home. Although it sounds dangerous, it isn’t. Ventless units are specifically designed to create a combination of gas and air that burns clean.
Professional Fireplace Installation
If you would like to know more about a ventless gas fireplace insert, contact A Noble Sweep. We can install a wide range of fireplaces and provide maintenance and repair services as well.