Fireplace Chimney Sweeps
A full interior and exterior inspection is conducted with every fireplace sweep; at no additional cost.
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.”
Chimneys must be swept annually to remove soot/creosote that can cause chimney fires. The complete exterior of the chimney, including the bricks, mortar, flashing, roof saddle, concrete crown and everything else will be inspected with every sweep. The fire box, damper, smoke chamber and flue will then be assessed for cracks and breaches in the flue liner. Should a more thorough assessment of the flue be required, a video inspection can be carried out upon request.
Rule of thumb – A sweep needs to occur per every face cord (a stack of wood that is 4ft tall by 8ft long) burned, if there is 1/8 creosote buildup on the inner liner or smoke chamber or even if you’ve never burned and wish to burn for the first time.
Many assume if they have never burned that it is safe to do so but homeowners need to keep in mind that structural damage can occur even without burning for years. Lightning may have struck a side of the chimney, causing structural damage. Rain, snow, sleet, ice, and freezing Chicago temperatures cause havoc upon chimneys. Be safe and have your chimney inspected by one of our highly trained professionals.
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