Get That Chimney Swept Before The Cold Temperatures Hit!
Resting your bones in front of a warm and crackling fire is one of the best ways to unwind after a long, cold day. But are your chimney and fireplace clean, free of hazards, and ready to efficiently and effectively keep you warm? Make sure of it by scheduling your chimney sweeping service with Firesafe Chimney Services before the cold temperatures hit. Scheduling prior to October will allow you greater scheduling flexibility and faster service, so that when you’re ready to light up that fireplace or stove, it’s ready to go.
Why Is Chimney Sweeping Important?
Soot and creosote are produced when you light a fire in your fireplace or stove, but the level of buildup depends on the appliance, the fuel, and other factors. Both products can restrict airflow, reduce system efficiency and safety, and lead to damage and deterioration within the system. That’s why both must be removed regularly.
During a chimney sweeping, our Chimney Safety Institute (CSIA)– and National Fireplace Institute (NFI)-certified technicians will evaluate the level of soot and creosote buildup and make performance observations and recommendations based on what we find. Because creosote is such a flammable and corrosive substance, you want to minimize buildup, and we can let you know how to best do this if creosote is a problem for you. And if glazed creosote is already present in your system, we can effectively remove it, without filling your home with hazardous chemical odors. PCR (the product we use for the job) is both safe and effective.
We’ll also check for animals, nesting materials, and other blockages that could be hazardous and cause smoke problems, carbon monoxide problems, performance issues, and chimney fires. If this is a problem for you, we can clean the chimney, remove the animals, nesting materials, or other blockages, and add a chimney cap or lock-top damper to keep that chimney animal- and bird-free in the future.
Is The Chimney Sweeping Process Messy?
A lot of times, we find that customers are hesitant to schedule chimney sweepings because they think loosened soot and debris will end up on their carpets, walls, and furniture. The good news is, when you call on Firesafe Chimney Services, you don’t have to worry about those things. We put down drop cloths to protect the flooring and furniture, wear foot protection to prevent the tracking of dirt or soot on the soles of our shoes, and use high-powered vacuums to suck up any loosened soot, creosote, or other debris. Your house will stay clean throughout the process — guaranteed — so put those worries of a messy home to rest.
Ready to get your chimney sweeping service on the calendar? Call us at 413-436-7946 or use our online appointment request form to contact us today! And don’t forget about your oil or gas furnace flue — it needs to be annually inspected and swept from time to time as well!