Your home may be susceptible to elements like soot, creosote, leaves and bird nests. Once they catch fire, your home is at risk. Call the Chimney Doctor to eliminate these hazards. Serving the greater Bedford and Somerset area, the Chimney Doctor offers a variety of chimney services including chimney cleaning, chimney sweeping, chimney relining, wood stove servicing and annual maintenance for your chimney/fireplace.The Chimney Doctor handles maintenance of wood-burning fireplaces, too. Our certified sweeps have extensive experience with chimney repair, liners, chimney caps, and chase covers. The Chimney Doctors service includes a full fireplace inspection of the brick crowns, flashing, caps, roof shingles, lining and firebox, and can handle the waterproofing and repair, including smoke guards.Full inspections are available from the top of the fireplace, including the chimney cap, chimney crown, flashing, brickwork. The Chimney Doctors will check for loose roof shingles. Following the cleaning, The Chimney Doctor will do a full inspection of the smoke chamber, damper, firebox, lintel, hearth, and the ash dump door.The Chimney Doctor can also install stainless steel chimney liners. Many masonry chimneys have terra cotta flue tile liner. These liners are very effective as a heat insulator if they experience a chimney fire, but are also very brittle and usually crack when they are exposed to thermal shock.