Goodyear, AZ Arizona 85338
When you need your chimney swept, we are here and ready to help! We offer a wide range of chimney services including sweeping, maintenance, and repairs. Simply give us a call and we can help with your chimney needs!
Customer happiness is our top priority. We happily offer fast response times and the best quality services for all our chimney sweeping customers.
A chimney sweep will certainly do a thorough chimney cleaning to remove any deposits, residue, creosote, as well as blockages from the chimney. Dirty, damaged deteriorating, and blocked chimneys create injuries and fires annually. If you use you fireplace or wood burning stove, the National Fire Protection Association suggests having your chimney inspected and swept each year in order to protect against fires.
A chimney service expert will do a complete cleaning of your chimney. Cleaning logs are really not effective and are not recommended. They will not get all the soot and creosote build-up out of the chimney like hand cleaning.
To start, a cleaning specialist will shield the inside of your home by spreading out tarps over the space, flooring, and also hearth. They will cover the fire place with vinyl sheets, putting an industrial vacuum cleaner tube into the fire place, and will then tape and seal the fireplace. They'll attach extension tubes and run them to the commercial vacuum with a fine micron filter which sits outside. This will catch the fine residue, creosote, and other dirt later.
Next, they will brush the entire chimney with hand held brushes, as well as brushes with extension rods. Usually they will begin at the top of the chimney and work downward, thoroughly brushing all the surfaces. Your chimney sweep will clean the flue, the damper, the smoke chamber, the smoke shelf, and the firebox.
They will after that peel back a small area of the plastic sheet and use a range of brushes inside. Following this, everything will be vacuumed and also cleaned. The vinyl sheeting and tarps will be relocated outside, cleaned off and tucked back into their vehicle.
Our expert chimney specialists supply a full range of services including sweeping. We provide rapid as well as reputable service.
Creosote is a brown, oily, tar-like compound which develops from burning wood or coal. It starts as a loose, downy build up which at first can be brushed away easily. As it builds up much more, it becomes tar-like, and is harder to eliminate, occasionally requiring the use of scrapers to remove it. If left uncleaned, and more layers develop, the creosote hardens.
When a fire is burned in the fireplace or wood stove, the smoke becomes very hot. Hardened creosote can start to drip and also melt like wax. When the build up of creosote is really hefty, it limits the air flow via the chimney flue. The restricted air flow causes creosote to accumulate even faster.
Creosote is unsafe in a number of different ways. It's toxic and dangerous for your health, and it places your residence in danger of fires.
Creosote accumulation creates reduced air flow and this can allow carbon monoxide gas to develop inside your house while a fire is burning. Carbon monoxide gas is an odorless as well as colorless gas which can trigger flu-like symptoms, and can even cause death.
Besides the carbon monoxide build up, creosote itself is toxic. It could cause irritated skin and eyes, breathing problems, and is carcinogenic (cancer causing).
The most hazardous aspect of creosote is that it is exceptionally flammable. It's the most typical cause of chimney fires. While chimneys are made to withstand a high level of heat, the intensity of a chimney fire can quickly exceed this degree.
Getting a chimney sweep done is the best and most effective way to eliminate creosote. Our qualified chimney service companies take excellent care of your chimney and your residence. We suggest that you get your chimney cleaned and examined a minimum of annually in order to avoid fires and hazardous build up.
Just how frequently a chimney must be cleaned depends of how frequently you use it as well as what materials you burn within. Gas burning fire places must be checked on a yearly basis. Although they burn cleaner, moisture, particles, cracks and various other concerns can develop which can allow carbon monoxide to enter into the house.
Oil burning flues must be cleaned annually to prevent soot from accumulating.
Since wood burning fire places and stoves create even more residue and creosote, they need to be swept a lot more regularly. A great guideline is to have your chimney swept after a cord of wood has been burned inside.