Having your chimney inspected and cleaned annually by a professional is an important step in ensuring your family’s safety during the burning season. Clean Sweep Chimney Sweeps, Inc is owned and operated by a retired Colorado Springs firefighter, which means that we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of chimney safety! Not only are we able to identify problems but we also have the knowledge and skills and correct products to do necessary repairs. In addition our technicians are CSIA certified, which means that they are held to a rigorous set of standards set by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. In other words, you can rest assured you’re working with people that you can trust!
If you are selling your home, if you’re having issues with your chimney, or have had damage to your chimney you will need to have it inspected. Regardless of whether or not you have a reason to have an inspection, it’s important to have it done once a year!
It’s also important to have your chimney professionally cleaned at least once a year as well. Keep in mind the more you use your fireplace, the more often it should be cleaned.
A chimney cleaning by a certified technician will help with the following:
• Build-Up– A chimney sweep will remove build-up of a substance called creosote. This substance is highly flammable and acidic. It can corrode mortar, brick, flue tiles, and metal pipe. In addition the smoke and vapors from this substance is highly toxic. Not to mention it is a major cause of chimney fires every year!
• Blockages– If you have debris or nesting animals blocking your chimney, (we can suggest an animal removal company) after this a thorough sweep can help remove them, therefore lowering the risk of fire and carbon monoxide build-up in your home.
• Bills– A clean chimney means your system will work better overall and lower heating costs for your family!
A typical chimney cleaning takes 1-2 hours. And don’t worry about any mess during or after-we utilize a HEPA filtered cleaning system and cover the area with drop cloths!
Questions? The staff at Clean Sweep Chimney Sweeps can answer any questions you may have about chimney inspections and cleanings. Contact us today!