Here at The Fireplace Doctor, we use a rigorous 6 step process when it come to the chimney cleaning process. Our ACA certified technicians take every precaution necessary to ensure that you and your family are safe during the inspection process. We are here to help educate you on the dangers involved with your chimney and fireplace and help to prevent any chimney fires or other accidents from happening. Many experts agree that you should have your fireplace and chimney cleaned at least once a year. It may require more service depending on how much you use your fireplace and chimney. We completely agree and think you shouldn’t waste any time in scheduling an appointment for your inspection and cleaning.
Full Chimney Cleaning
You can prevent major damages and avoid having to pay the repairs that go with them with just one chimney cleaning and inspection each year. Wood-burning fireplaces create a black tar substance known as creosote. This creosote can stick to your flue and is very flammable. Excessive build up of creosote in your chimney causes draft problems as it constricts the chimney diameter. Without proper airflow, a chimney fire can develop. Thousands of homes are destroyed from chimney fires due to an abundance of creosote buildup in the chimney flue system. The Fireplace Doctor technicians can locate and remove any creosote deposits that may threaten the safety of your chimney, home and family. Our sweeps are designed to be as thorough as possible. Our technicians start from the top down, cleaning the inside and outside of the chimney and fireplace with a special chimney brush so that every trace of soot, creosote or other debris is removed. Our technicians utilize a vacuum system to prevent creosote, soot or debris from damaging your belongings during the sweeping process.
Regular Inspections Ensure Safe and Efficient Performance
An important part of routine chimney maintenance is the yearly inspection. When you have a technician inspect the interior and exterior of your chimney and fireplace or wood stove at least once a year, you can prevent major damages before they develop. Scheduling a cleaning and Level 1 Inspection in one visit is the most common approach for customers, and the easiest way to maintain your chimney throughout the year. Major issues could be developing inside your chimney without your knowledge; a professional inspection by an experienced technician will bring them to light before they can cause extensive damage. Even a tiny issue can turn into a huge problem and lead to costly repair bills to fix the damage if it isn’t caught in time. One example of this is creosote; when it is allowed to build up inside the chimney flue, it will cause a fire.
We use highly trained technicians who are equipped to handle any chimney, fireplace or wood stove problem they encounter. The final step of our inspection will be a detailed report of the condition of your chimney and the suggested solutions for any problems the technician finds. The easiest way to save yourself time and money and to keep your chimney working efficiently throughout the burning season is to have it inspected early in the year. We use a 21 Point Safety Inspection to find a multitude of problems that are commonly found in chimneys, such as cracked flue tiles, damaged chase covers and dampers that have deteriorated. Our technicians also frequently encounter cracks in the fire box, water leaks, factors that could lead to smoke or draft problems and signs that animals have accessed the chimney or fireplace.
Click on any of the steps below to learn more.
- Step One: Preliminary Examination
- Step Two: Inside Preparation
- Step Three: Flue Sweeping and Examination
- Step Four: Inside Sweeping
- Step Five: Final Examination and Level 1 Inspection
- Step Six: Customer Review
If you’re looking for chimney inspection and sweep services then give us a call today at 1-888-565-0124 or email us.
A chimney sweep (or chimney cleaning) is the process of removing the creosote that accumulates inside the chimney and fireplace. Deposits of soot are extremely flammable and should be removed regularly to prevent a chimney fire. Even fireplaces that are rarely used should be inspected annually to ensure the chimney is free of creosote, soot, cracks or loose mortar and is safe for use.