Here at Bone Dry Masonry, we provide chimney cleaning (also called chimney sweeping).
Regular cleaning will not only help your chimney operate more efficiently, but it's necessary for uncovering potential safety hazards that you can't see. Even if you don't use your fireplace often, it's important to make sure that the chimney structure is safe for when you do.
Since a damaged, deteriorating, or blocked chimney can cause chimney fires or carbon monoxide poisoning, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends having a chimney cleaning and inspection performed each year.
Our contractors are fully trained and certified to provide safe and effective chimney sweeping.
Why is chimney sweeping & maintenance important?
Every time you burn a fire in your fireplace, combustible by-products are deposited in the chimney flue in the form of creosote and soot. Creosote is a black, tar-like residue that is extremely flammable and soot is the minuscule, powder-like substance which colors smoke and consists chiefly of carbon. Hot embers from your wood burning fire may come in contact with these flammable deposits and potentially start a dangerous chimney fire.
The buildup of creosote and soot can also cause a dangerous blockage that not only interferes with the performance and efficiency of your fireplace but lead to carbon monoxide backing up in your living area.
What to expect during a chimney cleaning job
During your chimney inspection and cleaning, we will:
Lay down floor protections and set up vacuum for dust control
Remove creosote buildup from flue lining
Clear blockages from your liner, smoke chamber, firebox, and damper, if necessary
Perform a camera scan of the chimney interior, looking for fire hazards, water intrusion, ventilation issues, or any fire damage that may be present
Your technician will also cover your floor and furniture with drop cloths and use a HEPA vacuum filter to keep dirt and debris from your chimney out of your home.
Contact us today to schedule your annual chimney cleaning
In addition to reducing your risk of a chimney fire and improving your home's air quality, regular chimney cleanings and inspections can also help prevent expensive damage, saving you money and hassle in the long run.
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