Make sure your heating system is working as efficiently and safely as possible with furnace flue sweeps and maintenance from Windy Chimney Services in the Schaumburg, Illinois, and Chicagoland area. Many people don’t automatically see the furnace flue as something to keep independently maintained.
The fact of it is, even if the furnace is maintained by the HVAC company, you must ensure that any chimney, vent, or flue is checked annually by trained chimney technicians. Furnace flue inspections, repairs, and cleanings are vitally important to protect your home and its residents.
- Debris Build-up
- Compromised Flue Lining
- Furnace, Boiler & Water Heater Flue
- Dangerous Gas Emissions Within Your Home
- Once A Year Flue Inspections
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) code 211 says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
All Furnace Sweeps Start With An Integrity Test
One of our fully trained professionals will be able to visually assess the furnace flue. An integrity test will be performed. We push rods and brushes through and if there is an issue with integrity you may see parts of the liner fall down the flue.
An integrity issue is crucially important to address as soon as possible.
Dangers Of A Dirty Flue
A compromised furnace flue is dangerous. Debris can build up and the inner lining of the flue can become compromised. The nature of furnaces, boilers, and water heaters makes them especially corrosive in nature. A corroded flue liner can result in dangerous gases being emitted into your home.
Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Is Preventable
Carbon monoxide is a leading cause of death in our homes. This gas usually builds up in homes due to improper or compromised home venting, for example: blockages in your furnace flue and heating ventilation systems.
Our professionals can provide a full sweep to ensure your furnace flue liner, clean-out pit, and flue opening are clear and in optimum working order.
This should be completed annually as carbon monoxide is a silent killer, and most of the time can not be diagnosed until it’s already caused too much damage.
Carbon monoxide detectors can also be placed around your house for further safety, but it is imperative that these checks and cleanings are done annually by trained professionals.
Removing & Preventing Animal Nest Issues
Any type of flue blockage can introduce the same dangerous result of causing carbon monoxide to enter the home. A bird or squirrel nest are often the main culprits of blockages. These two threats can be stopped simply by placing a properly sized UL listed furnace cap on top of the termination tile.
Schedule A Furnace Flue Cleaning
Protect your Chicagoland property and the people who live there with regular furnace flue cleanings and inspections. We can sweep and repair your heating system vents including boilers and water heaters as well. We can also install caps to prevent future issues. Contact Windy Chimney Services and schedule your sweep today.