Chimney Services From Dedicated Certified Technicians
Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc. has been involved in the chimney industry for nearly 40 years. This means, if your home maintenance needs have to do with the chimney or hearth, you can trust that we’ve seen it all – and always know how to repair your system, making it safer and more attractive. All the while, we’ve made it a priority to stay up to date on innovations, national safety recommendations, and our certifications with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service (FIRE).
Ready to get your next appointment scheduled? Give us a call at 410-424-5532 or reach out online now.
What Chimney Services Do We Offer? Who Do We Serve?
You can count on our certified technicians for the following:
Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc. services chimneys and venting systems in: New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Cecil County, MD; Kent County, MD; Chester County, PA; and some parts of Hartford County, MD
We Also Offer Dryer Vent & Air Duct Services
In addition to our chimney and fireplace services, Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc. cleans out, installs, and services both dryer vents and air ducts for optimum safety and indoor air quality. These services are complementary to the work we do as chimney sweeps because air ducts and dryer vents both act in much the same way chimneys do when carrying dangerous or unwanted elements out of the home.
We also install bird and rodent guards for dryer vents, and we can install air sanitizing equipment in your home and ductwork.
Why Are Chimney Sweepings & Inspections Important?
Did you know that most safety organizations, including The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the American Lung Association, all now encourage the regular maintenance of home heating systems and their chimneys in order to keep carbon monoxide – “the silent killer” – out of your home and away from your family?
In addition, an obstructed or damaged chimney can lead to major fire hazards and increase your risk of experiencing a chimney fire. If your chimney is cracked, blocked up, or missing an important component, lighting a fire could be putting your entire household at risk – or, at the very least, be encouraging more damage, which is costly to address.
To sum up, a well-tuned heating appliance that’s connected to a venting system or flue that is correctly-sized, structurally sound, clean, and free of blockages will operate safely so that you can be assured that your chimney is not a fire hazard or a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning.
So, how often should you be booking annual inspections and sweeps?
Across the board, from the small chimney companies to major organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), you’ll hear the same recommendation – book chimney inspections annually to ensure your system is safe for use with each burn season.
6 Really Good Reasons to Professionally Maintain Your Chimney & Vents
Still not convinced? We have some solid reasoning as to why booking regular (annual) fireplace and chimney services with us is so imperative.
- A chimney that hasn’t been maintained is a fire hazard, plain and simple. Chimneys that have been neglected too long often have creosote built up. This substance – a byproduct of burning wood – is highly flammable and dangerous.
- A damaged chimney can allow deadly carbon monoxide to penetrate through your unlined system or deteriorating masonry and into your living space.
- A leaking chimney can cause major structural damage to your home. Putting off needed repair work only makes the damage worse and more expensive.
- A dirty chimney can produce a bad campfire-like odor that permeates your home. The spring thaw and summer heat often intensify this odor. You don’t have to live with it all year long – cleaning your chimney in the spring can prevent soot smells in the house.
- An uncapped chimney is an open invitation for birds and rodents to nest (and potentially die) inside your chimney, creating unpleasant noises and odors. These creatures and their nests also present a fire hazard.
- A chimney or stove that hasn’t been professionally installed or maintained may not be operating at peak efficiency or be venting safely. It also may not be hooked up properly or equipped with the proper flue size.
Ready To Get On the Schedule?
If you’re ready and eager to get your next chimney or venting appointment booked with our expert team of technicians, don’t wait any longer to give us a call. Dial 410-424-5532 today. You can also book with us online.