The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (25%) was failure to
clean, principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily
Excerpt from National Fire Protection Association
. Minimize the risk of fires started in your chimney, schedule your Chinmey
Inspection & Cleaning early!
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Lisa L., Ashland
Chimney Sweeping Expectations
The Professional Chimney Sweep will arrive at your home in a white company van
which will have our red and black logo on the side. Our first concern is to
insure your home will remain clean during the cleaning process. Chimney cleaning
or sweeping, easy as 1, 2, 3.
- We clean your chimney with the brushes that are best suited to
your appliance and chimney.
- We remove of the creosote and ashes from your
- Our high powered vacuum, ensures that no dirt or dust escapes into
Gas or Oil Flues & Chimneys
We value your family's safety. Most often overlooked is your gas or oil flues,
they should be safety inspected on an annual basis for any soot deposits or
debris blockage which could lead to dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning. We
clean and inspect your fireplace from the chimney top to the hearth. We look for
safety hazards and look for possible moisture deteriorating your fireplace. Once
we're confident that you're safe and up to code, we can also introduce you to a
full range of fireplace products and services.
Can I use chimney Cleaning chemicals or should I call a Chimney Sweep
Chimney maintenance is best achieved through annual inspections, and mechanical
sweeping, by trained professional chimney sweeps as frequently as needed.
Chimney inspections often reveal hidden problems with a chimney structure that
could be potentially hazardous.
Mechanical sweeping of chimneys not only removes layers of creosote from the
chimney surface, it removes the resulting loose soot and creosote from the
chimney, fireplace, or wood stove.
A substantial percentage of fireplace and wood stove chimneys do not provide a
straight path from the firebox to the outside.
If chemical chimney cleaning products perform as claimed and cause debris in the
chimney to fall, that debris still needs to be removed from the smoke shelf,
baffle, catalytic combustor, or offset in order to ensure a properly functioning
Can't chemical products produce the same results as a Chimney Sweep?
Chemical products that claim to clean or assist in cleaning chimneys are not
new. Indeed some of these chemical products are used successfully by
professional chimney sweeps in conjunction with the mechanical cleaning of a
chimney. In some situations a chimney can develop a hard or tacky layer of
creosote in the chimney that cannot be removed by normal mechanical brushing.
Under the supervision of a qualified chimney professional certain chemical
cleaners may be used to change the chemical composition of the hard or tacky
layer of creosote into a brittle or powdery condition to facilitate its removal.