The inside of your chimney can be a dangerous place. Since it is challenging to see your interior chimney, you may not know if there are large accumulations of creosote deposits, cracks, and gaps in the liner, or any other types of hidden hazards lurking inside the flue. To Have You Had Your Chimney Swept & Inspected Yet? - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney Sweepskeep your family safe the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other national fire safety organizations recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and inspected before lighting the first fire of the year. Since 1986, Ace Chimney Sweeps has been serving the Elkton area with superior professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services, and you can count on our chimney professionals to make sure your chimney and fireplace system will work safely and efficiently throughout the coldest months of the year. We would like to tell you more about what you can expect from our professional chimney maintenance services.


When Ace Chimney Sweeps arrives at your home for your chimney sweeping appointment, we begin by laying down drop cloths over your furniture and other items surrounding your fireplace area to protect your home from soot and dust. We will then set up an industrial-powered vacuum into your chimney and begin using rotating brushes on extended rods and other specialized equipment to sweep the chimney from top to bottom. You can also expect us to check to see if certain components such as the damper have been properly assembled and installed correctly. We will make sure that we have removed every bit of the highly flammable creosote from the interior walls of your chimney after we have completed our sweeping.


With every chimney sweep we provide, Ace Chimney Sweeps includes a basic Level 1 chimney inspection, which means we will check to be sure there are no flue blockages and no exterior masonry damage that could cause future problems. Our chimney sweeps have been trained in providing all three levels of chimney inspections, and we will recommend a higher level of inspection if we feel it is necessary for your safety. Typically, a Level 2 Inspection is required if you have made any changes to your chimney system when you are buying or selling a home, and after an operational malfunction, a chimney fire, or a severe weather event. Because Level 3 chimney inspections involve the removal of parts of the chimney, we will only recommend this level if we suspect there is a serious hazard in your chimney.

Is your chimney and fireplace system ready for fall? Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule an appointment for your annual professional chimney maintenance services. Your safety is our top priority.