While you may do a good job of cleaning up your ashes after every fire, soot can still collect on the walls of your fireplace and on the damper ledge. During a general fireplace cleaning, we professionally remove this accumulated soot. We also inspect the firebox, smoke chamber, and flue in the process to check for any blockages that could create dangerous conditions.
Chimney sweep services
If you fail to have your chimney cleaned on a regular basis, you put yourself and your home at risk to two serious problems:
1. The build-up in your chimney can trap dangerous gasses inside your home!
2. The black soot on the inside of your chimney walls can catch fire!
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We recommend you have your chimney cleaned at least once a year.
A fireplace is one of the most important household appliances, especially to people who live in extreme cold regions. It can provide you with heat while you are enjoying your time reading your favorite books or watching movies. However, with continued usage, your chimney may accumulate debris and soot that can be quite harmful. Therefore, chimney sweeping is extremely important to remove such harmful substances.
Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t realize the importance of annual chimney cleaning. Most chimneys are designed to contain a fire. However, they can be a source of dangerous creosote buildup. If this substance builds up in sufficient quantities, it can cause a destructive chimney fire. Extensive chimney cleaning is the only way to prevent this hazard.
Another major hazard related to an unclean chimney is carbon monoxide poisoning. Numerous cases of carbon monoxide poisoning are reported every year. In fact, thousands of cases go unreported. Carbon monoxide can cause sickness and in some cases it may even be fatal. Heating appliances are major contributors to the increasing number of carbon monoxide cases.
In order to prevent various problems related to carbon monoxide and creosote buildup, you should get the chimney cleaned at least once every year. It is important to understand that chimney cleaning is a complicated and time consuming task. An average homeowner does not have the time, energy and experience to properly clean a chimney.
If you are looking for a chimney cleaning service in the Chicago area, Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration Company will be your best choice. Our experienced and qualified technicians will arrive at your home as a team. We will make sure the job gets done quickly, safely and effectively. We make sure the people handling your chimney are competent.
Why you want to keep your chimney clean
Contrary to modern heating systems, which use electricity, conventional fireplaces use wood or coal as fuel. When these materials burn, they rapidly release smoke and some other form of debris. These substances travel via your chimney to the external environment. As time passes by, the debris and soot accumulate on your chimney walls, and induce various unpleasant effects, like potential chimney fires and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, chimney sweeping is necessary to prevent these undesirable and dangerous consequences. A chimney cleaning process will lead to the following benefits :
Removal of Blockages – Chimneys always have warm environments. This can create a good breeding ground for wild animals. For example, animals like squirrels and even birds may be fond of the warm air traveling through your chimney. Due to this, such animals can create bulky nests, which may lead to clogging. This reduces proper air circulation, and therefore, prevents the fireplace from functioning properly.
People who hire reputable professional companies for chimney cleaning at least once per year can get rid of such problems. However, this does not mean you should wait for a problem to arise. If you notice there is some problem with the chimney, you should contact us immediately.
Increase in Chimney Efficiency – Cleaning flue can effectively increase the efficiency of your fireplace. It can also ensure that the fuel burns faster, and your home is heated properly. Sweeping also removes any unwanted odors which might result from accumulated soot and debris. In addition to this, chimney sweeping can also prevent the various acidic properties of soot from damaging your fireplace. If such problems are left unattended, the components of soot and debris can corrode the entire chimney system, and lead to other serious problems.
A dirty chimney is a dangerous chimney!
Although chimney cleaning offers numerous benefits, homeowners should always hire a reputed company to perform this exercise. The company’s workmen should be skilled and qualified regarding chimney sweeps and various related technologies. The company should also provide services at affordable prices. Our Company possesses all these qualities to make sure you receive the best and most affordable chimney cleaning services in Chicago and its environs.
Chimney cleaning professionals
Our skilled and experienced technicians will lay down drop cloths. They will be carefully laid in front of the hearth. It’s worth mentioning that we only use industrial-sized vacuums to make sure your home always remains clean and dust free. On the end of the chimney rods, we use a chimney brush to properly clean your flue, either from the roof or the hearth, depending on the job. We might also use a Closed Circuit Chimney Cam to thoroughly inspect your chimney. The Chimney Cam allows us to notice all kinds of hidden problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. Our technicians will go to your roof to properly inspect the cap, crown, mortar joints and other aspects of the chimney. When we are done with the job, we will provide you with a written condition report. It’s worth mentioning that all our technicians are experienced and certified by the National Fireplace Institute and/or the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This ensures high levels of professionalism and quality of services.
Why it is important to keep your chimney clean
As mentioned earlier, proper maintenance and cleaning of the chimney can offer numerous benefits. Our chimney cleaning services make sure you don’t have to worry about any problems associated with your chimney. Here’s why our cleaning services are important:
- Due to our cleaning services, your fireplace will continue to heat the home efficiently, and without any problems. This will save you some money on utility bills.
- Animals will be deterred from entering the chimney. This will prevent any disease, smoke and damage.
- Our cleaning services will help prevent any excess heat from being unnecessarily transferred to your home.
- Proper cleaning and maintenance leads to better draft, which eventually leads to higher efficiency of the furnace or fireplace. It also leads to reduced amount of smoke in your home.
- Since your furnace will be clean, the smoke will be cleaner. Moreover, the furnace and wood stove will burn efficiently.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our customer care representatives. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online, and we’ll get back to you promptly. With our professionals and advanced techniques, you will get the best chimney cleaning services.