Need your chimney swept? Contact us today to schedule your chimney cleaning and chimney inspection. Chimney service for Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington and Charlottesville Virginia.
Why clean your chimney?
Creosote. Creosote is the build up of tar deposits within your chimney flue. This is a result from the smoke coming from your wood stove cooling down and condensing within the flue liner.
Depending on the moisture content and species of wood you burn, as well as the type of stove you have, determines how much and what type of creosote your chimney builds.
Creosote does more than just clog your chimney and slow the draft down. It becomes a dangerous fire hazard; putting your house and family in jeopardy.
The different types of creosote and what they indicate
Stage 1 Creosote
Stage 2 Creosote
Stage 3 Creosote
What to expect
Here is few things you can expect when we come to clean your chimney
Setup and protection of your home
Your house is your castle and we understand that. Chimney sweeping can make a big mess if done incorrectly or carelessly. That's why we take every precaution to protect you home from dust while sweeping your chimney. Between Hepa vacuum dust collector, sealing thimbles and openings, and laying protective drop cloths around surrounded work area; we have you covered. But remember, no matter what kind of equipment a sweep has carelessness and inexperience can turn into a bad situation. So be careful who you hire!
Whether we are called for an inspection or a cleaning we will give you a condition report on the entire chimney, external and internal, as well as any repair recommendation for unsatisfactory conditions. A standard chimney inspection includes:
- - Chimney cap/mortar wash
- - Mortar joints/brick condition
- - Roof flashing around chimney
- - Chimney flue/liner system
- - Smoke chamber/firebox (fireplaces)
- - Thimble/stovepipe/clean out (furnaces and wood stoves)
Full Chimney System Cleaning
A proper chimney cleaning will have 4 different areas of your chimney to clean. With a fireplace these areas are: chimney cap, chimney flue, smoke chamber and firebox. With a wood stove they are: chimney cap, chimney flue, thimble and stovepipe. We make sure the entire chimney system gets attention, not just the flue. We've come behind other sweeps that offer "great deals" on chimney cleanings, only to find out they didn't fully clean the entire system; and in some cases making a situation more dangerous than before they came. Chimney's cleaning is a serious matter, don't jeopardize a proper sweep to save a few bucks!
If your ready to schedule an appointment to have your chimney cleaned the best way to do so is fill out our online Work Request form. Once you fill out and send us your information we will send you an email with the next available day and time. If you have a particular day or time that works better for you please include it in the form you fill out.
After you send your request you will have a link sent to your email that gives you access to your own online client hub, where you can view your request, make a new request, view any notes we left during your inspection or pay your bill.