Fireplace Repair

Frechette Chimney Sweeping is a family-owned business that offers high-quality fireplace repair services in Portland, Scarborough, Kennebunkport, and the surrounding areas in Maine. With over 40 years of experience, our team of certified professionals from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) are committed to providing reliable, thorough, and professional fireplace repair services. Our extensive service area includes Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Kennebunkport, and Portland, ensuring that all your fireplace needs are catered to with the utmost efficiency and expertise.

Reliable Fireplace Repair Company in Portland, Scarborough, Kennebunkport, ME & Surrounding Areas

We’re Frechette Chimney Sweeping, a family-owned and operated business specializing in chimney services. We’re proud to serve the communities of Portland, Scarborough, Kennebunkport, ME, and the surrounding areas. Our hallmark? Unwavering reliability in delivering top-notch fireplace repair solutions. It’s not just about cleaning chimneys for us; it’s about ensuring your home stays warm, safe, and cozy. We understand the importance of a functional and efficient fireplace, especially in the cold Maine winters. That’s why we’re committed to offering reliable fireplace repair services. We’ve built our reputation on it. As a family-owned business, we’re driven by the values of integrity, quality, and above all, reliability. We don’t just fix your fireplace; we ensure it’s in the best condition to provide warmth and comfort for your family. Our team of skilled and experienced professionals leverages advanced techniques and tools to deliver exceptional results. We’re thorough, meticulous, and attentive to every detail. We’re not satisfied until you’re satisfied. Driven by a deep sense of responsibility, we’re dedicated to keeping your fireplace in great shape year after year. With Frechette Chimney Sweeping, you’re not just hiring a service; you’re choosing a reliable partner for your fireplace repair company needs.

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Gas Fireplace Repair Services

Our team of experts is dedicated to diagnosing and resolving any issues with your gas fireplace, from minor repairs to complete overhauls. We understand the importance of a functional and beautiful fireplace in your home, which is why we prioritize quality workmanship and prompt service. Whether it’s troubleshooting a pilot light issue, fixing a faulty ignition system, or conducting a thorough inspection for safety and performance, Frechette Chimney Sweeps has the knowledge and experience to ensure your gas fireplace operates at its best.

Our Fireplace Repair Services

Gas Starter Pipe Inspection and Replacement

Inspecting gas starter pipes for leaks or damage and replacing them as needed to ensure safe and efficient operation of the gas starter system.

Masonry Repair

Repairing cracks, gaps, or deterioration in the fireplace’s masonry to maintain structural integrity and prevent water damage.

Damper Repair or Replacement

Fixing or replacing the damper to control airflow and improve energy efficiency.

Flue Repair

Repairing or replacing damaged flue liners to ensure proper smoke and gas venting and prevent leaks.

Hearth Repair

Repairing or replacing the hearth to enhance safety and aesthetics.

Efficiency Upgrades

Installing new components or technologies, such as energy-efficient inserts or gas logs, to improve heating efficiency and reduce energy costs.

The Importance of Regular Chimney Inspections

At Frechette Chimney Sweeping, we understand the critical importance of regular professional inspections to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your fireplace. Our certified technicians from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) are trained to conduct thorough evaluations, leaving no stone unturned in identifying potential issues.
Our comprehensive inspection process includes a meticulous examination of every component of your fireplace system, from the firebox and damper to the chimney and venting system. We carefully check for cracks, obstructions, deterioration, or any other signs of damage that could compromise the functionality and safety of your fireplace. Additionally, our experts are skilled in detecting gas leaks, ensuring the proper venting of hazardous gases and preventing potential health risks.
By entrusting Frechette Chimney Sweeping with your fireplace inspection and evaluation needs, you can have peace of mind knowing that any potential hazards or issues will be promptly identified and addressed, ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your fireplace.

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Portland’s Top Fireplace & Chimney Service

At Frechette Chimney Sweeping, we prioritize safety above all else. Poorly maintained or damaged fireplaces can pose significant risks, including carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards, and structural damage to your home. Our team of experts is dedicated to mitigating these risks and ensuring the well-being of you and your loved ones.
Carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and can be life-threatening if allowed to accumulate in your home. Our technicians are trained to identify and address any issues that could lead to carbon monoxide leaks, such as blocked chimneys or improper venting. Fire hazards are another serious concern when it comes to fireplace maintenance. Creosote buildup, cracks in the firebox or chimney, and other structural issues can increase the risk of chimney fires or uncontrolled fires spreading throughout your home. Our comprehensive repair services address these potential hazards, ensuring your fireplace operates safely and efficiently.
We understand the importance of adhering to local building codes and regulations for fireplace repair and installation. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest safety standards and guidelines, ensuring that all our work meets or exceeds the required specifications, providing you with the utmost peace of mind. By choosing Frechette Chimney Sweeping, you can rest assured that your fireplace will be repaired and maintained to the highest safety standards, protecting your home and loved ones from potential dangers.

Fireplace Safety Hazards and Precautions

We’ve encountered everything from small cracks in the firebox to major structural damage in the chimney itself. You might notice issues like inconsistent heating, excess smoke, or even strange noises coming from your wood or gas fireplace. Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. We’ve honed our skills over the decades, and we’re equipped to tackle any fireplace issue, no matter how big or small. Here are three common problems we often see:

1) Creosote buildup:
This is a flammable substance that builds up in your chimney or flue over time. If left untreated, it can cause chimney fires.

2) Damaged flue:
A damaged flue can lead to harmful gases leaking into your home, posing a risk to your health.

3) Cracked firebox:
This is the area where the fire burns, and cracks can allow heat to escape and cause damage to surrounding structures.

Each of these issues is serious, but with our experience and expertise, we can handle them efficiently and effectively, ensuring your fireplace is safe and functioning properly.

Expert Fireplace Repairs throughout Portland, Maine & Nearby Areas

We understand how important it is for you to have a functional and safe fireplace. At Frechette Chimney Sweeping, our expertise in restoring fireplace and chimney systems sets us apart. We offer a personalized and attentive customer experience, from the initial consultation to project completion. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your fireplace is not just an aesthetic element in your home, but a fully functional, efficient, and safe heating system. We’re not just about sweeping chimneys. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including chimney inspections, repairs, maintenance, and fireplace installations. We’ll inspect your chimney thoroughly for any damages or potential hazards, and then provide necessary repairs to ensure it’s working optimally. Need a new fireplace? We’ve got you covered! We’re experienced in installing a variety of fireplace types, and we’ll work closely with you to choose the one that’s right for your home. Our services extend all throughout Portland, Scarborough, Kennebunkport, ME and surrounding areas. We’re committed to serving our community with the highest level of professionalism and quality. So, whether you’re needing a simple chimney sweep, a full fireplace installation, or a thorough chimney inspection, you can count on us. We’re here to provide you with the personalized service you need and the expert results you deserve.


What types of fireplace repairs do you handle?

We handle a wide variety of fireplace repairs. This can range from simple repairs like replacing a damaged firebrick, to more complex repairs like fixing cracks in the chimney or fireplace structure. We’ve got 40 years of experience under our belt, so there’s not much we haven’t seen or fixed.

How long does a typical fireplace repair take?

It’s hard to give a definitive answer without knowing the specifics of the repair. However, most repairs can be completed in a single visit. More complex repairs might need a follow-up visit. We’ll always give you an estimated timeline before we start any repair work.

How much does a fireplace repair typically cost?

The cost of a fireplace repair can vary widely, based on the nature and extent of the damage. Rest assured, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality service at a fair price. We’ll provide you with an estimate before we start any work so there are no surprises.

Are your fireplace repair services certified?

Absolutely! Our team maintains certifications with both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). This ensures that we are up-to-date with the latest safety standards and best practices in our industry.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for a fireplace repair?

No, you don’t need to do much. We do ask that you clear a path to your fireplace and move any fragile items out of the way. We’ll take care of the rest and ensure that we leave your home as clean as we found it.