What is a B Vent or Natural Draft Gas Fireplace?

b-vent-diagramA natural draft gas fireplace DOES NOT HAVE a sealed chamber (where combustion takes place). Instead it relies on the buoyancy of hot gases to vent. It is important for these vent applications to be installed with an existing chimney that meets local building code or by using a B vent. A  B vent is a pipe that is installed using the same procedures of a masonry chimney, but can be enclosed in a combustible material. Since the flue gases are hot and rise naturally, oxygen needed for combustion draws easily from the surrounding area of the fireplace. This creates a simple route for the gases to go up through the chimney. In turn, as the fireplace is used and the hot gases travel upwards, the walls of the chimney heat up, and retain their temperature and buoyancy, creating a faster speed with which the flue gases exit the chimney.

Winter is Coming!

Chimney Sweeps – Winter is Almost Here!

 

Guess what time it is?!

It’s time to get your home’s chimney and fireplace inspected! Summer has officially drawn to a close and Fall has already begun! Which means your home’s heating appliances will be heavily used this upcoming Winter!

Do you know why it is important to have your home’s heating appliances ready before the cold season approaches?

Well it is recommended by the National Fire Protection Association that homeowners should have their chimneys cleaned and inspected annually. If you haven’t had yours swept yet, don’t wait until the very last minute to schedule your needed inspections and repairs! Here at Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service, we offer a full chimney services. Mike’s Mobile also does the following services to our customers including: chimney cleanings, inspections, repairs, fireplace rebuilds, masonry work and much more! Our company also serves the surrounding areas including: West Sacramento, Davis, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Rocklin, Folsom and more!

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Call Mike’s Mobile today and set up an appointment! (877) 520-3595

What is a Chimney Relining System?

Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service - Chimney LinerLet’s define what a lining system is first. Masonry chimneys have an inner liner of clay flue tiles. The liner keeps the heat of flue gases inside the chimney. Now the chimney can’t overheat the nearby combustibles, such as the framing and walls of your house, and possibly start a fire. The liner is also important because it keeps carbon monoxide, moisture, smoke, creosote, and other products of combustion from leaking through the bricks and mortar of your chimney and additionally into your home.

Let’s talk about Relining. It’s Simple. If a liner was never installed or there are problems with the current liner (tile lining cracks, crumbles or has deteriorates over time). Often times water damage, chimney fires, or just age can cause the deterioration of your clay liner. National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) code 211 says it must be replaced. The most popular, effective and economical way to reline your chimney is with UL listed, stainless steel relining pipe. As you can see, a secure lining system is crucial to the safety and well being of your home and family.

Why Do Most Fireplace Dampers Leak?

Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service fireplace DamperYour fireplace damper may leak because most fireplaces have a damper that form a metal to metal seal, you are probably losing money on energy costs. These dampers do not seal very well and in turn allow air to leak through. Over time the, poor, seal gets worse because of the metal plates warping due to the effects of heat and moisture.

See: Install an Energy Saving Damper

Disappearing Screen Doors in Stockton

 

DSC00464(webshrink)(WithWaterMark)Chiann P. from Stockton called us out to figure out a solution for screening the man door and french doors in the rear of her home in Brookside. After going over all of our screen door options she decided to go with our unobtrusive Rollaway brand Disappearing Screen Doors.

At Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Services, we offer “inside mount” style screen doors that are completely powder coated and color matched all the way around the door so that your new rollaway blends in seamlessly with your house. Due to such minimal intrusion, most people will never know a screen door is even there until you use it! These amazing rollaway disappearing screen doors, manufactured by the R. Lang Company here in California are also sold with an industry leading 10 year warranty. To get yours installed give us a call today at (877) 520-3595 !

For more information on Rollaway disappearing screen doors visit our website: Retractable Screen Doors

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Best Chimney Sweep in Sacramento

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As with anything in this world, you generally get what you pay for. When it comes to your home, it never pays to cut corners, especially when dealing with fire, literally. To find the best chimney sweep in Sacramento, you must do your research. Always used a company that is licensed, bonded and insured. If you are not sure just ask!

 

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Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service holds multiple licenses by the Contractor’s State License Board of California and carries a current bond and is fully insured for your protection. We use the strict standards of the CSIA and are NFI certified. This makes Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service the best chimney service to do work on your chimney. With every chimney sweep, we include a full, written, Level 1 Inspection report. We are a full service chimney company that can handle the simplest of repairs to full rebuilds. Some of the repairs we handle on a daily basis include: Crown repair, heat damage to the firebox wall, replacing the chimney liner, replacing refractory panels, de-glazing and more! For more details and services visit us online at mikesmobile.com or call toll free 1-877-520-3595.

Vineyard Steel Security Door Install

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Jojo J. from Tracy decided to upgrade the curb appeal of his home, and security, by adding a custom steel security screen door. Jojo picked out the Vineyard design door for his home. Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service is very happy to work with our customers to achieve their goals.

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Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service offers a superior steel security door. Our steel security doors are one-of-a-kind. We offer a fully custom one piece, pre-hung door that can be power coated one color or two toned. The result will leave you very happy just like Jojo.

Thank you for choosing Mike’s Mobile for your steel security door.

Paradise Style Steel Security French Doors

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Custom French security doors can enhance the beauty of your home dramatically. After hundreds of door installs, we still get excited about certain installs. Tim C. from Modesto picked out the most amazing color options and style that made us gasp (in a good way). The before and after pictures are amazing to see.

Tim picked out our Paradise door style in a French door option with bronze colored frame and beige for the perforated steel behind the doorframe.

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Tim, you hit a homerun with this door. Thank you for choosing Mike’s Mobile for your steel security door needs.

Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service specializes in custom steel security doors. We offer several different mounting styles to ensure the best fit for the door on your home. Check out our security door pages on our website for other styles

http://mikesmobile.com/security-doors/

What kind of a handle set do your security doors come with?

C5376BL-003Our Tru-Frame and Tru-View doors come with a proprietary slim line handle and deadbolt set. Our Viewguard and Steel security doors accept a standard lock-set. We at Mike’s Mobile recommend the homeowner buy their own lock set when ordering a door. Our technicians will be happy to install it for you when we come back out to install your door. We recommend this so there isn’t additional markup on the handle set and so you have time to buy the exact handle set you want for the door. Normally it Is best to get a set that matches or is at least the same brand as the set on your existing door for ease of re-keying.

Getting a Viewguard is as Easy as 1-2-3

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If you’re like Joyce F. of Sacramento you might just order not 1 or 2, but 3 at once. Joyce had 2 separate doorways that she wanted secured. She had a single door and a French door at her home. She also took advantage of an unpublished discount about ordering multiple items at once! (Until now. Oops!) Be sure to ask about a discount when you buy 2 or more Viewguard security doors at the same time.

Joyce, Thank you so much for choosing Mike’s Mobile. We think your doors look amazing. Do you agree? Tell us what you think.

Are you thinking of getting a Viewguard door for unparalleled security and airflow? Give us a call today at (877) 520-3595 and get your doors started.

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