1. Improve Performance
Over time the inside of a chimney flue gets coated with creosote and soot. This coating makes the flue smaller, which reduces draft and flow, meaning smoke is likely to back draft into the home. Nothing is more frustrating than having a smoky fireplace!
2. Sweeping Helps Prevent Flue Fires
Regular maintenance of a your fireplace and chimney flue helps to keep your family safe by preventing flue fires from happening potentially reaching your home.
3. Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide
All chimneys run the risk of pushing carbon monoxide back into a home. Chimney’s that are not cleaned regularly are at a much higher risk for potentially fatal exhaust issues.
Annual Inspection and Cleaning are a must for homeowners with fireplaces or gas appliances.
4. Eliminate Foul Chimney Odor
If you’ve ever wondered why your living room smells like a campfire, then you can understand the need to stop chimney odors. So keeping a clean chimney has the benefit of fresher smelling home!
5. Remove Sooty Creosote & Debris
Creosote is a flammable fuel that could lead to chimney fires. Burning wood produces creosote. While this cannot be avoided, we can minimize its risk by sweeping it from your chimney flue.\
6. Stop Animal Entry
When you clean a chimney, often there is evidence of animals and all types of critters that make homes in your flues. An inspection will provide options for animal entry solutions, like new chimney caps or other repairs.
7. Extend Your Chimneys Lifetime
Well maintained chimneys can increase the value of your home and last the span of many decades. Having Full Service Chimney clean your chimney every year can reduce the risk of costly chimney repairs in the future.
8. Peace of Mind
Furnace flues and fireplace systems have the responsibility of separating you from the fire. Keeping up on maintenance ensures your chimneys’ condition when you wish to enjoy a fire.
Trust Your Chimney Cleaning Professionals
If your home has a fireplace, then its chimney needs cleaned every year.
Discover the Basic Parts of Your System
Whether your heating system is gas or wood-burning, every fireplace has a chimney. A chimney system’s purpose is to vent smoke and exhaust fumes safely outside the home. It is essential for drawing in fresh, combustion air for a pleasant fire in the fireplace.
Firebox & Grate
Smoke Shelf & Chamber
Fireplace Flue Tiles
These are the most basic pieces to your fireplace anatomy. It takes a whole system functioning properly to keep your home safe and warm. If even one part is failing, then the home is at risk for a flue fire in the chimney or exposure to carbon monoxide. For this reason, chimney cleanings are recommended at least once annually.
Why Clean Your Chimney?
Getting your chimney professionally cleaned by a Certified Chimney Sweep removes soot and creosote, before a blockage or chimney fire can occur.
FYI: Creosote is a byproduct of wood burning and is responsible for hundreds of chimney fires across the Kansas City metro.
A fireplace’s flue with soot and creosote can put your home at risk for a chimney flue fire. Build-up can also cause a blockage in your flue liner that will push dangerous carbon monoxide back inside the home.
Note: a masonry system is shown above.
Annual Cleaning Needed
It’s recommended to schedule a chimney cleaning service prior to your annual chimney inspection.