Reduce Fire Risk & Enjoy a More Beautiful Fireplace With Dallas & Fort Worth’s #1 Fireplace Repair & Renovation Team

If you’re a homeowner in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a fireplace, you must have an understanding of how fireplace repairs and maintenance can impact the safety of your home and the rest of your neighborhood. Most chimney fires are preventable if you’re committed to a routine maintenance plan and prioritize getting repairs taken care of quickly when issues come up.

Time and time again, DFW Metro headlines announce yet another “out-of-control” fire that began with a damaged and neglected fireplace. As fire safety experts who care about our neighbors throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Black Velvet Chimney team is doing our part to promote fire safety and reduce fire risk by providing top-notch fireplace repairs and renovations.

Suspect a problem with your fireplace? Don’t roll the dice – fill out this service request form to book an inspection with Black Velvet Chimney as soon as possible.

How Do I Know if My Fireplace Needs Repairs?

It’s not always easy to spot signs that there is something wrong with your fireplace until the problem has advanced. If you know what to keep an eye out for, it’s much easier to see red flags when they first pop up:

  • You can see the damage. Take a good look at your fireplace. If you can see spalling or cracking brick or gaps in the mortar, those are issues that need to be addressed right away.
  • Smoke is backing up into the room. A suddenly smoky fireplace can be a sign that something is off. It can be something as simple as forgetting to open the damper, or it could point to a chimney blockage.
  • There is a new odor coming from the fireplace. If you walk by your fireplace and you get a whiff of a foul smell, don’t ignore it. It can indicate a buildup of creosote, other debris, or animal nests.
  • You can smell gas. A gas fireplace should not smell like gas when you’re using it. If you smell rotting eggs – a classic sign of gas – shut off the fireplace immediately and call a professional.
  • There is a decrease in efficiency. Are you having trouble starting a fire? Can you get it started but it goes out quickly? Can you maintain the fire, but it’s not giving off as much heat as it usually does? There is likely a blockage or a problem with the airflow or draft.

We Can Restore Your Damaged Fireplace

The chimney technicians here at Black Velvet Chimney can handle masonry and stone work. We have years of experience repairing and renovating fireplaces throughout DFW, and we can tackle any repairs for a fresh new look and a safer, more efficient fireplace.

Whether you have a historic fireplace that you’d simply like to restore to its former glory or you’re looking to create the perfect blend of modern and traditional with a herringbone pattern, chevron pattern, or other unique brick pattern, you can count on Black Velvet’s team of National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-educated team to deliver beautiful results. We specialize in masonry and fireplace construction and we’re confident we can make your vision a reality. Be sure to ask about your options with PriorFire too!

We also sell and install stoves, inserts, and factory-built fireplaces. We’re certified to install factory-built fireplaces, stoves, and inserts, and sell some of the best appliances on the market. If you’re looking to update your hearth appliance, there’s no better time than when we’re updating the fireplace face.

Fireplace Restoration

How Much Does Fireplace Repair Cost?

The cost of fireplace repairs depends on the severity of the problem. Repairs can range from simple fixes like sealing small cracks in the crown or firebox to more in-depth jobs like completely rebuilding the firebox. Since we can’t diagnose your problem without knowing what is going on with your fireplace, it wouldn’t be right for us to offer a price quote. Once we inspect your fireplace and chimney system, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and an estimate.

If you would like to get more information, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us to speak with a member of our customer service team. Our representatives are standing by and ready to help you get started.

How Can I Prevent Fireplace Damage in the Future?

We have some good news – it is possible to prevent damage that results in expensive repair work. Here’s what you can do:

  • Schedule annual chimney inspections and sweeping by a CSIA-certified chimney professional.
  • Always use well-seasoned firewood. Unseasoned wood burns hotter and creates more creosote buildup which increases the risk of a chimney fire.
  • Have any minor cracks or damage addressed promptly.
  • Consider installing a chimney cap to prevent rain, animals, and debris from getting into the flue.
  • Don’t burn painted firewood, trash, or chemicals in your fireplace.

Don’t Delay – Have Your Fireplace Repaired ASAP

Learn about boosting the aesthetics and safety of your fireplace by requesting more information about fireplace repairs or renovations today. We’re here to help!


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