Though chimney cleaning is recommended twice a year, many homeowners neglect it because it is dirty and involved. This home improvement task is essential, though, if you use your fireplace regularly.
Chimney cleaning is necessary for both health and safety reasons. Cleaning your chimney on a regular basis you will help to keep your home free of allergens. The buildup of dirt and creosote will also be prevented. Dirt can block your chimney’s flue, causing smoke to back up into your home and make your fireplace noxious. Excessive creosote can potentially ignite and cause an uncontrolled fire hazard.
Regular maintenance of your chimney will also prevent water from enter your home and causing damage. Cracks in your chimney’s liner can lead to discoloration of your chimney’s exterior and let smoke and odor to enter your home. These can be prevented with regular maintenance.
Another vital part of chimney sweeping is keeping your flue warranty valid. Most flue manufacturers will insist that your flue is swept atleast once a year. Upon having your chimney swept you will be issued with a certificate which will need to be kept to refer too at a later date if any problems arise with the flue system.
The first step of chimney cleaning is to schedule an annual inspection of your chimney as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It would be advisable to schedule the inspection for September/October. Doing so will let you approach the fall and winter wood burning season with confidence that your chimney is prepared for the coming cold weather. In cold areas, though, you may have to schedule your inspection earlier since they are in heavy demand at that time of year.
We use Rodtech Power Sweep equipment and are experienced with working indoors and maintaining the cleanliness of your house as we draw smoke out of your chimney and remove creosote deposits in your system.
To arrange a Flue Inspection or Chimney Sweep please feel free to CONTACT us.
Village Fires Ltd.
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