Hansen & Sons

Madison’s Trusted Choice for Fireplace & Chimney Repair & Maintenance Services

When you’re a homeowner, the duties of maintaining your space and its appliances fall on your shoulders. And while it is a good idea to be aware of the overall health and condition of all your larger appliances, perhaps none are more important than your fireplace and chimney. The good news for those located in the greater Madison, WI area is that Hansen & Sons Chimney & Fireplace is here to help you keep your hearth – and by proxy, your home – as safe and warm as possible.

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Are There Different Kinds of Chimney & Fireplace Services?

For the most part, all chimney and fireplace services will fall into three categories, depending on the intent and end goal:


These services are preventative and meant to be scheduled at least once every year, like an annual chimney cleaning or inspection. Not only are these services are meant to ensure optimal operation but they’re also designed to detect any underlying issues that might require repair.


Fireplace and chimney repair services are, obviously, those that fix the damaged or deteriorating areas and restore the entire system to safe and proper working order. Repair services range in both location and magnitude according to the issue. Some repairs are more intensive, while others are minor.

New Installs

Arguably the most enticing of the fireplace and chimney services, new installs are when we set up and install a new hearth appliance. This can mean replacing what you already have or adding a new and different product somewhere else.

Here at Hansen & Sons, we offer all three. From annual routine tasks to troubleshooting smoky fireboxes and everything in between, we’re the local experts you can trust.


Call Us: 608-466-4185

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Time Proven Experience

Our team has been providing top-rated fireplace and chimney repair and maintenance services to homeowners throughout Dane County and beyond for the last 71 years. You can trust our chimney technicians to perform something routine and preventative like a comprehensive chimney sweep just as much as if they were to tackle an intensive leak repair or full system rebuild. No matter what service you’re looking to schedule, if it has to do with your hearth, Hansen & Sons has got you covered.

To schedule a chimney or fireplace service, or learn more about us, call 608-466-4185 or fill out our online contact form right here on our website.

We Provide a Long List of Maintenance & Repair Services

All Appliances & Fuel Types

We’re proud to provide a wide variety of services ranging from preventative protection to full system repairs. Divided into categories, here is a comprehensive list of every service we offer:

If for whatever reason you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone from our team. At Hansen & Sons, we want you to feel comfortable bringing us your questions and concerns so that you get all the information you need – no matter where you are in the process. Get in touch with us by calling 608-466-4185, or fill out this appointment request form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Why Is Chimney Maintenance Important?

Keeping your chimney in good condition is important for many reasons – both in terms of the structure itself as well as the health and safety of your home and family. Because chimneys are designed to host and maintain a living, breathing fire inside of your home, they come into contact with a lot of dangerous elements like intense heat, harmful and toxic fumes, and even particulate byproduct matter. More specifically, regular chimney maintenance ensures the following:

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Efficiency and overall system performance.

An appliance that meets industry standards and is well taken care of is guaranteed to be safer than one that is not. Regular inspections and sweepings are the preventative measures to take to ensure your chimney not only looks nice on the outside, but functions optimally as well.

Fire safety.

Regardless of the kind of fuel you burn in your fireplace, insert, or stove, all combustion results in the creation of byproducts that, if allowed to linger within the depths of your chimney, can cause a host of dangers. Creosote, a naturally occurring and highly flammable substance can cling to the walls of your chimney and cause a huge risk for chimney fires.

Reduced risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Along with a risk for fire, creosote deposits and other material buildup inside of your flue can cause carbon monoxide exposure. Any blockages in the exhaust’s exit path make it that much harder for the appliance to vent effectively, which means they draft back into your living room instead.

Structural integrity and longevity.

Establishing a regular, annual care routine for your chimney and fireplace helps to preserve its structural integrity – in all its composite parts. This will also extend the life of your appliance so that you can continue to enjoy it for many years to come.

Compliance with insurance companies.

Because the vast majority of chimney damage is actually preventable, keeping up with the preventative maintenance tasks is required for insurance coverage under most policies. Without proof of services like chimney cleanings and inspections, if you do experience issues with your chimney that require significant repairs, you’ll more than likely have to pay out of pocket.

Stay on top of your hearth care and establish a maintenance schedule with a professional from Hansen & Sons. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at 608-466-4185 or reach out online.

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How Do I Know When My Fireplace, Insert, or Stove Needs To Be Serviced?

Unfortunately, it’s not always clear when your heating appliance needs to be serviced. Sometimes, by the time you’ve noticed that something is off, it’s too late and the required repairs are as intensive as they are expensive. Despite the chimney and fireplace’s simplistic appearance, there is a lot that goes on within the walls to make functioning possible, and virtually all of these vital components are impossible to reach and monitor without professional tools and training. That’s why both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly recommend homeowners to have all flame-producing appliances inspected and swept out by a professional at least once a year.

Warning Signs

That said, there are still some signs to watch out for that signal the need for professional attention:
  • Changes in normal system performance or behavior
  • Signs of water damage in or around your hearth and the surrounding areas
  • Strange odors lingering near your firebox
  • Issues with draft causing excessive smoke production or difficulty starting/maintaining a fire
  • Noticeable cracks, gaps, or separation in your masonry

Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive and chimney damage can manifest in many different ways. If you’re looking for the best chimney repair technicians and service in the Madison area, you’ve come to the right place. Give our CSIA-cerftified experts a call today and schedule your appointment with Hansen & Sons. We’re reachable via phone at 608-466-4185, or you can fill out this appointment request form right here on our website.

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What Should I Look for When Deciding On a Chimney & Fireplace Service Provider?

Choosing any home service provider requires a good deal of consideration and research. This is especially true when it comes to finding someone to service your hearth and chimney because these appliance serve such an important function in your home. Finding a professional that is certified and experienced is a must!

Ensuring Good Service

When searching and comparing the results for “chimney repair Madison, WI” or “fireplace service and repair near me,” there are some good questions to keep in mind to help formulate your decision:

  • Is the company licensed and insured?
  • Do they have certifications, organization memberships, or other accreditations that signify their expertise and professionalism?
  • How long have they been in business? Have other members in your community heard of them?
  • Do they have good reviews? What are people saying about them and their work?
  • Are they communicative with their customers throughout the entire service process?

Here at Hansen & Sons, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built over the last 71+ years. There’s a reason why we have a 4.7 Google Review rating. Book a service with us and see for yourself what sets us apart from other chimney service companies.

We’re the One To Call for High-Quality Hearth Service in Madison & Beyond.

We’re the One To Call for High-Quality Hearth Service in Madison & Beyond.

No matter if you’re in need of masonry work or it’s time to schedule your annual chimney inspection or cleaning, the team at Hansen & Sons is here to handle it all…and then some. We’ve been providing professional and reliable chimney maintenance and repair services near Madison and its surrounding communities for seven decades, so you can trust you’re in good hands.

Call 608-466-4185 or fill out the appointment request form to schedule something with our dedicated professionals today. We guarantee you’ll be glad you did.