Have you heard the saying “Time flies when you are having fun?” This can be very true in the summer as we often lose track of time during this season. Fall will be here before we know it, and so will fireplace season. Many of the national fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that you have your fireplace and chimney system professionally cleaned and inspected each year before you light the first fire in the fireplace. Taking care of this annual maintenance task guarantees that your fireplace and chimney system will work properly and safely when fireplace season begins. To be sure you are prepared for that first fire, you do not want to wait too long to schedule your appointment with Ace Chimney Sweeps to sweep and inspect your chimney.
Starting in September, our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps are booked every day sweeping and inspecting chimneys for the next four months. If you wait too long to contact us, you may have to wait a few weeks to get the appointment time you need. We strongly suggest to our customers to go ahead and have their chimneys swept and inspected in the late summer to avoid the fall rush. You will be able to schedule the date and time that is most convenient for you if you arrange your professional chimney sweeping and inspection now rather than later. Many of our customers have asked us what to expect from cleaning from Ace Chimney Sweeps. We would like to tell you what is involved with our professional chimney sweeping.
Soot and Debris Chimney Protection
When the certified chimney technicians from Ace Chimney Sweeps arrive at your home, they will begin by protecting your home from soot and dust.
To keep the area around your fireplace clean, our chimney sweeps will place drop cloths and tarps over the flooring and furniture. The opening to the fireplace will also get blocked off to contain the soot and debris from the chimney.
Ace Chimney Sweeps will use a high-powered industrial vacuum.
To begin the chimney sweeping process, our chimney sweeps insert this vacuum to remove all of the excess dirt, soot, and debris.
Ace Chimney Sweeps will use special brushes as the vacuum is operating.
The main objective of our chimney sweeps is to remove all of the accumulations of creosote deposits from the walls of your chimney. The biggest cause of chimney fires, creosote is the natural residue from the byproducts of combustion during the condensation process of a wood-burning fire. Varying in its appearance and color, creosote can be black or brown, gummy and sticky, brittle and crisp, or hard and shiny. No matter what creosote looks like, it is extremely hazardous as it is very flammable and easily ignites chimney fires. Our chimney sweeps will use a variety of special brushes to knock the creosote deposits loose from the walls of your chimney. The vacuum will be on the entire time to collect these deposits.
Ace Chimney Sweeps will check out the condition of your chimney.
Our sweeps will ensure everything is assembled and installed correctly. All of the bricks and mortar will be looked at as well to be sure it is in good condition.
Ace Chimney Sweeps will conduct a smoke test to ensure your fireplace and chimney functions properly and safely.
Our chimney sweeps will light a small fire in your heating appliance to guarantee that your chimney vents correctly.
Beat the fall rush! Contact Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule an appointment for your annual chimney sweeping and inspection before September.