Chimney sweeping has been practiced for decades and has been influenced by many different cultures. We have always been a little nostalgic about chimney sweeping. There’s nothing like a warm fire on a cool crisp evening during the holiday season or perhaps during a ball game or a family gathering. Either way, many memories have been made around the fireplace while enjoying hot chocolate or just cuddling with that special someone. We are honored to help our clients carry on these age old traditions that are so meaningful in all of our lives.
The CSIA and NFPA recommend that you clean and or inspect your chimney annually. The natural byproduct of burning wood is creosote and, unfortunately, creosote is flammable and can burn at temperatures in excess of 2,100 degrees. Having your chimney swept will not only improve the indoor air quality of your home, but will also reduce the risk of a chimney fire or carbon monoxide.
ALWAYS have your chimney cleaned or inspected annually as to reduce the risk of a chimney fire and carbon monoxide related incidents.
ALWAYS warm up your flue prior to starting a fire. Warming your flue will help to improve your drawl.
ALWAYS use hardwoods such as Oak & Cherry. These woods burn very hot and you get more complete combustion which produces less smoke, so you get less tar droplets/creosote, which in turn reduces the risk of a chimney fire.
NEVER burn pine or wet wood. These woods have a high moisture content and they tend to smolder producing a lot of smoke which is called incomplete combustion leaving tar droplets/creosote deposits that are flammable.
NEVER burn garbage, the fumes could be toxic and can also send sparks up the chimney and can catch existing creosote on fire. Chimney fires can burn in excess of 2,100 degrees
NEVER use petroleum based fuel to light a fire. This could easily engulf your entire home in flames in a matter of seconds.
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Professional service is worth the price. Do you really want the lowest bidder in an unregulated industry when it concerns the safety of your family, your home and your personal belongings? Remember that quality isn’t expensive, its priceless. Incidentally, due to our volume, our service is very affordable, but we aren’t cheap, we’re inexpensive and yes, there is a difference.