Chimney Fires per year in the US that are responsible for over 125 million dollars in property damage.
The leading cause of fires in heating equipment is failing to keep it clean.
What Type of Chimneys Should be Cleaned?
Have a chimney? If Yes, you will need it cleaned
A wood burning chimney as well as any chimney that vents a fuel burning appliance, even non-wood-burning ones such as gas-fired or oil-fired boilers, furnaces, or water heaters, should be inspected and cleaned.
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why clean the chimney?
The largest concern about owning a home with a chimney is the potential for chimney fires and blockage due to animals.
what is creosote?
Fires occur when creosote builds-up on the lining of your wood burning fireplace chimney. This is also the case with wood burning stoves. It is a highly combustible by-product of burning wood. It is black or brown in color and can be tar-like, drippy, hardened or shiny in nature. If it builds up in large quantities and the temperature of the flue is high enough the result could be a chimney fire.
Although creosote isn’t a problem with gas or oil, there are other possible safety concerns
our chimney cleaning process
First, the hose from our power vacuum truck is hooked into the base of the chimney.
Next, the technician will go to the place where the chimney exits.
Then, the technician will use a chimney brush and clean the entire flue from top to bottom as our vacuum truck removes any debris.
Additionally, the technician will inspect the chimney cap to ensure it is in good working condition. If not, the technician will recommend a replacement.
As the lint and debris becomes dislodged, the negative suction pulls it back into the vacuum truck. Leaving no mess behind and ensuring a proper dryer vent cleaning.