We’ll Make A Clean Sweep Of Your Chimney
Chimney cleaning or “sweeping” is integral to the health of your chimney. This is because the more often you use your fireplace or stove, the more creosote collects in your chimney. Creosote is a byproduct of wood-burning fires that naturally occurs as a result of all the hot, moist, smoky substances that flow up and out of your chimney during a fire. Creosote can be variously drippy, sticky, and tar-like or crusty and flaky. It can be black or brown. Regardless, creosote is highly flammable.
When creosote is allowed to accumulate, it can lead to reduced efficiency, drafting problems, and even a chimney fire. But the pros can help keep problems at bay – a chimney sweep that is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) will be able to stealthily remove the creosote from your chimney, along with any nests, debris, or other blockages. We use special tools, including a closed-circuit camera, to access and see the entirety of your chimney.
As members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and the CSIA, the technicians at The Fireplace Service Company follow strict industry-wide guidelines for inspections and sweepings. Chimney sweeping is a dirty job, but somebody has got to do it, and we know how to do it well so you can get back to enjoying your heating appliance.
What Happens During A Chimney Cleaning?
Over a period of about an hour, a chimney sweep uses a series of long-handled rotating brushes, along with a vacuum, to remove all brushable soot and creosote from your chimney. How do we clean something we can’t fully see? We use a closed-circuit camera to look at your chimney from top to bottom and to help us identify particularly dirty areas, along with potential problems.
A sweeping and an inspection of the accessible parts of your chimney often go hand in hand. This means that along with getting your chimney cleaned, you’ll get an understanding of the condition of your chimney and whether or not there exists any areas of concern.
As we clean your chimney, we take great care to protect your living space from soot, creosote, and other debris found inside your chimney. We lay down tarps to protect your flooring and furniture and use a vacuum to remove any airborne residue.
If you live in northeastern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, or south central Tennessee, call on The Fireplace Service Company to clean and service your chimney. Our friendly technicians are your chimney and fireplace experts and can be counted on to keep your stove or fireplace running efficiently and safely. Call (256) 845-9814 today or click here to schedule an appointment online!