Why Chimney Sweeping is So Important?
Although Chimney sweeping sounds quite simple, its actually a very detailed process requiring expert care to be done correctly requiring a lot of time to master, and also is key to maintaining your chimney and protecting your home and family.
Anytime you are enjoying or using any of your vented appliances, stoves, fireplaces, furnaces etc, your chimney is working overtime to keep all of the harmful substances safely contained and removed. But over time, debris such as creosote (a residue that results from the unburned flue gasses settling inside your chimney over time) can build up leading to blockages, and worse dangerous chimney fires. A chimney fire can burn at temperatures of up to 2000 degrees, melting mortar, cracking flue tiles, and in some severe cases catching fire to the highly combustible wood framing of a house. A well trained chimney sweep professional will thoroughly and safely scrub and remove all of the creosote and debris making your chimney safe and function properly.
Chimney sweeping as a service is an affordable and very important part of your home maintenance that keeps you safe and in the long term saves you money.
The National Fire Protection Agency says that chimneys should be inspected annually and cleaned as needed. This ensures that the system is working properly and that you will be safe while enjoying your fireplace.
How we do it
When you choose ARC Chimney Sweeps for your chimney cleaning appointment, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best trained technicians, a very thorough and clean job, and a state of the art chimney inspection with documentation of the whole process.
A couple pointers for before we arrive:
- Avoid fires for at least 24 hours before your appointment
- Please have any furniture and breakables at least 6 to 8 feet away from your fireplace
The whole process should take about an hour to complete, you can expect your technician to:
- Inspect accessible portions of your chimney interior and exterior
- Inspect factory built units for cracks
- Sweep the firebox clear of any ash
- check chimney liner for cracks gaps and missing mortar joints
- sweep your chimney flue
- scrub your smoke chamber and smoke shelf with hand tools
- check for any fire hazards
- check for any water penetration points
- give you a full written report of the appointment.
Call us to learn more, or to schedule an appointment!
Don’t shrug off theimportance of a chimney sweep it’s one of the best ways to find and fix problems before they can lead to a catastrophe for you and your family. Let ARC Chimney Sweeps take care of this vital part of home maintenance for you!