The leading factor contributing to home fires (25%) was failure to chimney cleaning also known as chimney sweeping. A build up of principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys causes these fires.
Chimneys need periodic examination and thorough cleaning to maintain efficiency and to reduce the chance of a chimney fire. Build-up of creosote and soot that accumulates on the chimney walls reduces the draft needed by the stove or fireplace which may cause smoke to come out the opening or door. Creosote is flammable and can easily fuel a chimney fire.
Most people don’t consider what state their chimney is in until it is too late. What could have been a minor repair, can easily turn into major construction.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends having your chimney and fireplace inspected yearly and cleaned if needed.
Gas or Oil Flues Chimney
We value your family’s safety. Most often overlooked is your gas or oil flues, they should be safety inspected on an annual basis for any soot deposits or debris blockage which could lead to dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning. We clean and inspect your fireplace from the chimney top to the hearth. We look for safety hazards and look for possible moisture deteriorating your fireplace. Once we’re confident that you’re safe and up to code, we can also introduce you to a full range of fireplace products and services.
One Chimney and one Fireplace in a ONE or TWO story homes 89.00
Cleaning and inspection Included – ask about our cap instalation and repair services
Can you use Cleaning Chemicals?
Chimney inspections often reveal hidden problems with a chimney structure that could be potentially hazardous.
Mechanical sweeping of chimneys not only removes layers of creosote from the chimney surface, it removes the resulting loose soot and creosote from the chimney, fireplace, or wood stove.
A substantial percentage of fireplace and wood stove chimneys do not provide a straight path from the firebox to the outside.
If chemical chimney cleaning products perform as claimed and cause debris in the chimney to fall, that debris still needs to be removed from the smoke shelf, baffle, catalytic combustor, or offset in order to ensure a properly functioning chimney.