Annual Cleaning

When was your chimney cleaned last?

The National Fire Protection Association states, “Chimneys shall be inspected at least once a year….” Our experience has shown us that under “normal burning conditions” it may take about one cord of wood burned in a fireplace to produce enough creosote build-up to warrant cleaning. This is only a rule of thumb and under certain burning conditions the need for sweeping could be much sooner. When in doubt, call for a professional inspection! Annual Cleaning and Safety InspectionOur equipment is specifically designed for the type of chimney we are servicing whether it is a large masonry fireplace, a furnace flue or a metal factory-built chimney system. All brush-able creosote and soot are removed without damage to the fireplace or chimney. This includes the elbows in factory built chimneys or connector pipes, which can become separated by using improperly sized or inappropriate brushes or rods. The work is done both from the outside and inside the home and using proven methods to assure that no soot or creosote escapes into the room. Drop cloths, rug runners, a high-speed vacuum, tarps over the fireplace and shoe covers allow us to guarantee mess-free cleaning! All soot and creosote dislodged during the cleaning process will be removed from the smoke shelf and firebox. Our technicians will also examine the fireplace (or appliance) and chimney and provide you with information regarding any problems or concerns discovered during the cleaning process.

See Safety Inspections.

 


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