Regardless of the manner in which you use your chimney, or the type of wood you burn, it is imperative that you maintain a chimney clean. This can prevent fires as well as the entry of poisonous fumes into the home. The chimney is responsible for transporting hazardous vapors created by the fire in the fireplace, and keeping it clean and free of blockages is a vital safety precaution. A chimney sweep will conduct routine maintenance and inspections to verify that all safety regulations are followed.
Each year, incorrect fireplace maintenance causes about 5,500 fires and 10,000 gas poisonings. With good management, these figures can be drastically lowered. This all starts with maintaining a clean, safe chimney and fireplace.
We recommend only working with chimney professionals certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a non-profit organization that teaches, tests, and certifies chimney sweeps. Our team is 100% certified, and maintains their training and testing credentials.
The chimney sweep will first evaluate the chimney for damage and assess how much cleaning is required. It is best to choose a chimney sweep who simply performs inspections and cleanings and does not perform any repairs. This forces them to be objective when it comes to repair needs, allowing them to save money. Cleaning will begin after the inspection is completed. No damage will be done to the room surrounding the chimney as a result of falling dirt and debris. The expert will vacuum the particles and undertake a final cleaning of the surrounding area once the chimney has been completely scrubbed and cleaned.
Some people may feel compelled to complete the task themselves. However, there is a risk associated with the job, and it may be time consuming and exhausting. It's important to have the right tools and access to the roof and interior of the chimney. With the usage of tall ladders, this can occasionally be risky. Professional chimney sweep services are licensed and bonded, so your investment is protected. The cost of the service is reasonable, usually less than $200, and the cleaning takes just about an hour, depending on the size of the chimney. As a result, hiring professionals is advised.
Let us help clean your chimney and ensure it is operating safely. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to assist.