Irvington’s Fireplace Repair Team

Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc.

#1 Choice For Hearth & Masonry Services in Irvington

If you’ve noticed your home feeling dusty, uncomfortable, or the air quality taking a hit, your chimney or fireplace might be the cause. Over time, these essential home features gather dust, debris, and harmful particles, affecting your overall living experience. Whether it’s cracked flues or malfunctioning dampers – don’t fret. Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. is locally owned and operated company providing hearth services to homeowners in Irvington, Oregon, and surrounding areas since 2007. Our full-service chimney and fireplace services in Irvington have got you covered.

We’re fully insured, licensed, and bonded, backed by a TON of 5-star reviews. All our estimates and services comply with the National Fire Protection Association Codebook 211. We’re certified by the EPA for lead-based paint renovation, ensuring safety for chimneys with toxic paint. 

As a full-service fireplace contractor in Irvington, our commitment extends beyond mere functionality; we strive to enhance the overall well-being of our customers by ensuring their living spaces are efficient and secure and exude a sense of coziness and tranquility. Whether you require chimney inspections, fireplace maintenance, stove installations, or gas services, we have you covered. Your satisfaction is our priority. Contact us today, and let our insured and certified professionals ensure the warmth and safety of your home.

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Meet The Founder

Meet Louis Lee, the dynamic force behind Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. As the owner and a Certified Chimney Sweep, Louis brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Born and raised in Portland, he is a second-generation entrepreneur with a passion for restoring homes and preserving the historical integrity of the Portland Metro area. Louis is the youngest President in the history of the Oregon Chimney Sweep Association and Instructor of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), actively contributing to the industry by teaching and mentoring chimney companies.

His commitment to excellence is reflected in our services, where every estimate and task complies with the National Fire Protection Association Codebook 211. Beyond chimneys, Louis oversees our diverse expertise, from roofing to foundation work. With his leadership, we maintain top-quality installation, repair, maintenance and remodeling services for all your fireplace and chimney needs.

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Irvington Fireplace and Chimney Services

The Irvington historic district is one of our most concentrated neighborhoods of customs. For the past 14 years I have restored more homes in this district than any other in Portland. The historic society knows us well because I have submitted many permits for full chimney rebuilds. All new bricks from the ground up. This is because many of these chimneys are so extremely water damaged they cannot be salvaged by simple chimney repairs methods. They have to be completely removed and rebuilt to the new seismic standards. Rebuild the bricks layer my layer all reinforced with rebar and wire. Strapped, braced and tied to the house structure. The bricks have to match the original and be approved by the historic society because in a historic home you cannot change anything about the appearance of the original structure. You can however add a proper chimney cap. A proper size chimney cap is designed to fully shelter and protect the footprint of the chimney crown so that now water can penetrate the top masonry of your chimney. The chimneys in this area are so water damaged because they have never had a proper sized chimney cap.

Portland Fireplace and Chimney provides a comprehensive range of fireplace and chimney services, ensuring the safety, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal of your home heating systems.

Chimney Repair

Our skilled team specializes in comprehensive chimney repair services. From fixing leaks and masonry issues to repairing chimney chase siding and ensuring proper roofing and flashing, we handle all aspects of chimney maintenance precisely. Our services also include the installation of effective chimney caps and water seal treatments.

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Fireplace and Chimney Inspection

Ensuring the safety and efficiency of your fireplace and chimney is paramount. We conduct NFPA Level 2 Fireplace and Chimney inspections, providing a thorough assessment to identify any potential issues and guaranteeing the proper functioning of these crucial home components.

Chimney Caps

We go beyond basic chimney repair by offering specialized services such as the installation of proper full-coverage chimney caps. These caps enhance the aesthetic appeal and play a vital role in preventing debris, animals, and weather elements from entering your chimney.

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Fireplace Remodel and Design

Transform your fireplace into a focal point with our remodeling and design services. Whether it’s converting to a wood fireplace, implementing a high-efficiency wood fireplace system, or installing a wood stove or masonry heater, our expert team brings creativity and functionality to your hearth.

Chimney Rebuild and Full Construction

For extensive projects, our team is equipped to handle full chimney removal, replacement, and addition, both for interior and outdoor living spaces. We also specialize in seismic retrofitting, ensuring the structural integrity of your chimney.

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Masonry Restoration

Preserving the historical integrity of your home is our priority. Our masonry restoration services cover everything from custom flashing and ruck-point repair to exterior rebuilding, cleaning, and elastomeric painting. We offer a comprehensive solution for enhancing the durability and appearance of your masonry.

Wood Stoves and Inserts

Discover a range of wood stoves, fireplace inserts, and glass doors at Portland Fireplace and Chimney. Our certified technicians guide you through the selection process, ensuring you choose the right appliance for your family’s needs, providing warmth and efficiency.

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Gas Fireplaces and Inserts

Explore the convenience of gas fireplaces and inserts with our specialized services. Our seasoned team excels in the seamless installation and maintenance of these contemporary heating solutions, tailored to meet the unique needs of your home. From recommending the perfect gas fireplace or insert that complements your aesthetic preferences to ensuring optimal performance and efficiency, we prioritize your comfort.

Irvington, Oregon

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Irvington, situated in Northeast Portland, Oregon, is a captivating neighborhood that stands out for its rich history and architectural diversity. It has a population of more than 7000 residents. The area features a mix of housing styles, including the iconic Colonial Revival and the picturesque Queen Anne, contributing to a visually appealing streetscape. The streets are lined with trees, making it a pretty and cozy place to live. People in Irvington take pride in preserving the historic charm of the neighborhood. It’s one of the biggest historic areas in Portland. Living here means enjoying the convenience of city life while being part of a close-knit community.

Experience Premium Masonry Restoration and Renovation In Irvington

Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. invites you to transform your home’s exterior into a masterpiece with our full exterior masonry restoration & renovation services in Irvington. Steeped in expertise, we specialize in preserving the historical allure of homes through meticulous restoration of all types of masonry siding. Our commitment to precision extends to custom flashing for veneer, ruck-point repair, rebuilding, and seismic retrofitting, ensuring aesthetic beauty and structural resilience.

We go beyond surface care with thorough exterior cleaning and waterproofing spray application, safeguarding your investment against the elements. The final flourish comes with our elastomeric painting, providing a flexible and enduring finish. For those dreaming of a complete metamorphosis, our full exterior remodel and renovation services promise to redefine curb appeal and architectural aesthetics. With Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc., each project is a testament to our dedication to timeless beauty and unwavering quality in masonry craftsmanship. Trust us to breathe new life into your home’s exterior with a blend of expertise and artistry in masonry restoration and renovation.

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Why Choose Us for

Irvington Chimney and Fireplace Services

Full Fireplace Remodel and Build

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We’re not just cleaners; we’re your partners in transformation. Trust us for a complete fireplace remodel and build. Whether you’re envisioning a modern makeover or a traditional design, our skilled team turns your ideas into reality, creating a fireplace that becomes the heart of your home. 

Upfront and Competitive Pricing

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Our commitment to transparency means you’ll always know exactly what you’re paying for. No hidden fees or surprises – just clear and competitive pricing that respects your budget.

Better Indoor Air Quality

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We take your health seriously. Our expert chimney and fireplace solutions not only ensure the safety of your home but also contribute to improved indoor air quality, helping you breathe easier and live healthier.

Local Street Knowledge


With extensive knowledge of all the local streets and neighborhoods in Irvington, we are your trusted chimney and fireplace service provider right here in your community. Count on us to be there when you need us most.

Chimney Inspections and Cleaning

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Our services go beyond cleanliness – they ensure safety and optimal functionality. With thorough chimney inspections and meticulous cleaning, we guarantee that your chimney and fireplace are operating at their best, providing you comfort and peace of mind.

Extensive Experience

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Our team comprises seasoned professionals with years of experience in the chimney and fireplace industry. Since 2007, we have been committed to delivering top-notch services, earning your trust through expertise and reliability. We are also EPA certified, ensuring our commitment to environmentally conscious practices in our work.

Common Signs That Your Irvington Chimney and Fireplace Needs Attention


Excessive Smoke

If your fireplace is producing an unusual amount of smoke or if the smoke is backing up into your living space, it’s a clear sign of a chimney problem. This could be due to a blockage, creosote buildup, or a malfunctioning damper.


Foul Odors

Unpleasant odors coming from your fireplace can be caused by creosote buildup or the presence of animals or debris in the chimney. These odors can be annoying and potentially hazardous to your health.

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Cracks or Damage

Inspect your chimney for visible cracks or signs of inside and outside damage. Cracked bricks, deteriorating mortar, or a damaged flue liner indicate that your chimney needs repair to ensure safety.


Difficulty Starting Fires

If you’re having trouble starting fires or if they frequently go out shortly after ignition, it could be due to poor airflow caused by a blocked chimney or a malfunctioning damper.


Water Leaks

Leaks around your chimney can lead to water damage to your home’s interior. Stains on the ceiling or walls near the fireplace, as well as dampness or mold growth, are signs of water infiltration that need immediate attention.


Excessive Soot and Creosote

A buildup of soot and creosote in your chimney can be a fire hazard. If you notice a thick layer of black, sticky residue inside your chimney, it’s time for a thorough cleaning.

If you observe any of these signs, you should give us a call immediately to ensure the safety, efficiency, and functionality of your chimney and fireplace. Regular inspections and maintenance by professionals at Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. can help prevent potential hazards and keep your home comfortable and safe.

Communities We Serve

If you live in the Portland, Oregon metro area, Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc can take care of all of your inspection, sweeping, repair, rebuild, sales & installation needs.

Our service areas include, but is not limited to:


Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, Clark


• Portland (North, Northeast,
Northwest, Downtown,
Southeast & Southwest)
• Gladstone• Portland
• Aloha• Gresham• Rockwood
• Beaverton• Happy Valley• Sellwood-Moreland
• Camas• Hillsboro• Sennyside
• Cedar Mill• Lake Oswego• Sherwood
• Clackamas• Lents• Sunnyside
• Cully• Metzger• Tigard
• Downtown• Milwaukie• Tualatin
• Forrest Park• Montavilla• Vancouver
• Garden Home-Whitford• Newberg• Washougal
• Laurelhurst• Oregon City• West Linn
• Overlook• Wilsonville
• Parkrose• Portland Heights
• Pleasant Valley• Overlook Park
• Irvington

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for chimney and fireplace services in Irvington?

We provide transparent and upfront pricing for all our services. Our team evaluates factors such as the project scope, materials required, and labor involved to give you a comprehensive estimate. We take pride in avoiding hidden fees, ensuring that you clearly understand the costs involved from the beginning.

What types of fireplaces can you install?

We specialize in installing a variety of fireplaces, including wood-burning, gas, electric, and more, tailored to meet your specific preferences and needs.

How often should I have my chimney inspected and maintained?

We recommend annual chimney inspections and maintenance to ensure optimal performance, detect issues early, and enhance safety.

Can you assist with fireplace remodeling to update the look of my living space?

Absolutely! Our remodeling services cover a range of options, from updating the facade to complete transformations, providing a fresh and modern look.

What types of fireplace issues can you repair?

We address a wide range of fireplace issues, including chimney leaks, draft problems, damaged firebox repair, damper functionality issues and more.