Regular cleaning and inspection of your wood burning or solid fuel appliance is the surest way to protect your home and family from a potentially fatal catastrophe or irreprebable property damage.
There are three main reasons to regularly clean and inspect your wood burning stove or fireplace.
The best time to clean your chimney and fireplace is in the summertime before the start of the burning season or early fall. We have regular seasonal discounts for customers that schedule their cleaning appointment before the big rush once the temperatures drop.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your system maintained, schedule your appointment as soon as possible. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you have your chimney cleaned and professionally inspected at least once a year. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8″ of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Factory-built fireplaces should be swept when any appreciable buildup occurs. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and can shorten the life of the fireplace and flue.
Every chimney cleaning and inspection includes a thorough cleaning and expert evaluation of your flue, firebox, secondary combustion device, and damper. Any soot, creosote and any potential animal related debris will be completely removed. If any hazards are identified, we can evaluate and make recommendation for repair when feasible. For a small additional expense, we can install a code approved carbon monoxide detector in your home to sense any dangerous gases.
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