The National Fire Protection Association code states the fireplace and chimney should be inspected yearly.
We provide a level II inspection as defined by the NFPA. This includes all accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Video scanning equipment shall be used as needed to inspect the internal areas of the flue.
Anytime wood is burned in a fireplace, soot and creosote are produced. Over the course of the burning season, creosote deposits can become thick inside of the chimney flue. Creosote deposits can reduce the draft in the chimney. Creosote is highly flammable and can become a fire hazard if not cleaned regularly. Chimney fires typically burn very hot and very fast and can do a large amount of damage to the structure of the chimney.
Chimney fires are entirely preventable. Our technicians will not only clean the fireplace flue but also inspect the entire chimney. The technician will be making sure the flue is free from woodland creatures and their nests. The technician will also be on the lookout for any cracks inside of the flue. Cracks in the chimney liner can allow carbon monoxide, moisture, smoke and creosote into the living spaces of the home.
Our highly trained and experienced chimney sweeps use a Rotary Power cleaning system to clean the fireplace flue from the roof top to the firebox. They use a high powered soot sweeping vacuum that traps every speck of dust! We offer a NO MESS chimney cleaning guarantee. Our chimney cleaning also includes a full 30 point inspection including the inside and outside of your chimney.
A fireplace burning gas should be serviced and maintained yearly. Our gas fireplace cleanings include inspection of the fireplace and chimney system. We remove all logs and materials from the fireplace, clean and inspect the burner and components. The logs are replaced after cleaning and new embers, sand, vermiculite, and lava rocks are added as needed. The chimney system should not need cleaning unless it was once used for wood burning.