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Fireplace Installation, Repair, and Remodel

Give us a call today: 319-266-3513

We offer unique and durable fireplaces to our customers in Des Moines and Grimes, IA, with many different options (gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces, wood-burning fireplaces) and customized designs to match any needs. You can rely on us for repairs as well, and we also offer fireplace remodeling. We’ll see to it that you have the best possible fireplace in your home.

  • True 24/7 emergency services
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  • Committed to getting jobs done right and always doing the right thing

We’ve been family owned and operated since 1959, so we understand what families in the area expect and need from their fireplaces and other heating systems. Your family is our priority and your comfort is our promise.

Our mission is to enhance the comfort and safety for people who live in the Des Moines and Grimes community. It’s time to call us. Your Comfort Is Our Promise!


Choices for fireplace installation

Fireplace styles are as personal as clothing styles can be. Styles can vary widely, and homeowners now have choices about what kinds of fireplaces they want to use. Here are the main options from which you have to choose when installing a new fireplace:

  • Gas – One of the great things about choosing a natural gas fireplace is that you have even more options! Gas fireplaces can be direct vent, meaning they don’t need a chimney, they can be inserts or they can be open–flame – the choice is yours! Gas burns very hot, so you can gain a good amount of extra supplemental heat with a gas fireplace.
  • Electric – Electric fireplaces have come a long way since days’ past, when they were tiny things that you barely noticed. These days, electric fireplaces look so similar to combustion fireplaces that it can be hard to tell the electric from the gas or wood–burning one. However, this type of fireplace is made to heat an average of 400 square feet, so you will want to keep this in mind when reviewing your options.
  • Wood burning – The natural ambience and soothing sounds of a wood–burning fire can be hard to beat. Even the smell can be pleasant. You can have an open fireplace that burns wood, or use a woodstove to maximize the amount of heat you gain.

When is it time to call for fireplace repair?

Fireplaces take a beating when used, not just because of the fire itself but also because of the toxic combustion byproducts left behind. Soot, ash and creosote are highly acidic and flammable, and when left on the different parts of your fireplace, can cause serious wear and tear. Here are some reasons to give the experts at Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. a call for fireplace repair in Waterloo:

  • When there is visible corrosion – the acid in combustion byproducts can eat through both metal and masonry, two of the most–used materials in fireplaces. If you see visible corrosion, it’s time to call an expert for help.
  • When you see broken tiles – if you have little pieces of tiles landing in your firebox, there are tiles missing from the top of your chimney that are very important. These broken tiles need to be repaired by an expert.
  • When your fireplace isn’t drafting correctly – are your fires not lighting or is smoke billowing into your home when you light a fire? This usually means there is a problem with drafting that an expert needs to fix.

The pros from Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. are here for all of your fireplace needs. Just give us call!