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 HearthMasters, Inc.

D&B business directory  DUNS #83-326-6476

"The Fire Experts"

Our Mission Statement:
 "To provide quality products, superior service, fine workmanship, and to always exceed our customerís expectations."

Victorian masonry heater Twisted
Outdoor bake oven    Victorian era chimney rebuilding   Custom masonry heater and bake oven in granite    Chimney art

Expert Design, Building, Maintenance, and Restoration of chimneys, fireplaces, Rumford and Prior Fire fireplaces,
masonry heaters, brick bake ovens, barbeques, smokers, firepits, and outdoor fireplaces
Click on the links at the left for more information.

Relining: Installation of chimney flue liner systems in stainless steel and Guardian ceramic flues

 
Chimney sweeping and Inspections

Residential and Commercial

Chimney sweeping includes a Level II internal camera inspection and written report with photos if any damages are found. 

We are the only chimney contractor or chimney sweep company in the K.C. area with a Master Mechanical License - and who can legally pull permits and install flue liners and hearth appliances.  This is required in most cities in Johnson County, Clay County, and Jackson County. 
 
Serving most of the Greater Kansas City area - will travel for large projects

HELP WANTED - NEED CHIMNEY SWEEP

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PLEASE NOTE: We specialize in WOOD-and GAS burning appliances. We do not install or service PELLET appliances.
WE DO NOT INSTALL ANY PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM ANOTHER SOURCE.


Coming in the Spring of 2013: HearthMasters Masonry School for Professionals


 
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HearthMasters won the Super Service Award from Angie's List in 2010 and 2012 and Honor Roll in 2011
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Marge Padgitt is the Kansas City Alternative Energy Examiner reporter for Examiner.com.  See her articles here.

Visit our Wood-Fired Heating and Cooking Blog to see articles
on wood burning and safety tips

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See our radio page for more information
Marge and Gene are regular
guests on the

Toby Tobin Show
KMBZ 980AM
Saturdays from 8 - 10 AM
Call the studio line at 913-576-7798
See Toby's Dryer Vent and Chimney Sweeping Tip Here!
See Toby's Plusaire Tip Here!



ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS:

All Chimney Flues should be inspected annually - including flues serving furnaces, water heaters, boilers, fireplaces, wood-burning furnaces, and wood -burning stoves.

Wood stove chimneys or flues may need sweeping twice per season since their flues/chimneys are small and creosote restricts draft.

Burn only dry, seasoned cordwood or untreated pallet wood in your fireplace or stove.  Do not burn treated wood, colored paper, gift wrapping, trash, etc. which can cause toxic fumes or a chimney fire!

Chimney sweeping is necessary to remove flammable creosote from the flue and smoke chamber when there is 1/4" or more of buildup.  ALL wood produces creosote, even dry hardwoods!

Only burn seasoned dry cordwood in your stove or fireplace.  Never burn trash (chimney fire), colored paper (toxic), or treated wood (toxic). Cut wood at least 6 months prior to the woodburning season to allow it to dry.

Dryer vents need to be cleaned to remove flammable lint and to allow the dryer to work properly.  This should usually be done once per year for a 1-3 person household or twice per year for larger households.  Commercial dryer vents should be cleaned once a month. 

Gas appliances such as gas logs, gas stoves, and gas inserts should be serviced once per year for optimal operation. Their flues need to be inspected annually.


See our homeowner tips page for more information!