Regular chimney 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. Schedule your chimney sweep today!
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Whether your home’s chimney is brand new or has seen many winters, it is essential that you have it regularly inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep. Here’s why.
Over time, residue from smoke that rises through your chimney – including creosote and other particulates – builds up on the surface of the internal flue. This residue can lead to blockages and may even ignite, causing a dangerous chimney fire. Build-up of creosote and soot also reduces the draft needed by a wood stove, pellet stove or fireplace which may cause smoke to come out the opening or door.
Every Bone Dry Roofing chimney sweep is professionally trained to thoroughly and safely remove debris and creosote, allowing your chimney to do its job properly and safely. Our rotary nylon brushes loosen built-up debris while our industrial-strength vacuums collect the dust and creosote before it ever has a chance to get into your home. Your chimney gets scrubbed while your home remains pristine!
National Fire Protection Association standards recommend that chimneys be inspected and cleaned at least once per year for “soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances,” and that cleaning, maintenance and any necessary repairs should be done at that time.
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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 a routine chimney sweep & 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 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.
Schedule your annual chimney sweep
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.