The Risks And Reasons For A Chimney Sweep
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If you have been considering having a chimney sweep done at your home, we know you have many questions and even some concerns. However, you can stop worrying because that’s why we wrote this chimney sweep service article. We want you to be informed and educated on Chimney Sweep services. By the end of this article you will have a better understanding of the answers to questions concerning Chimney Sweep services that have been on your mind. you can reach us at 833-NINJAS-1 or online at windowninjas.com!
Your chimney and fireplace work hard to guarantee that you and your loved ones have a reliable source of heat throughout the winter, however because of how hard they have to work, a regular chimney sweep service is in order. Getting a regular Chimney Sweep will not only aid in increasing the efficiency of your chimney but also better guarantee it is operating as safely as possible. This is very important when it comes to the safety of you and your family.
What Are The Risks of Not Getting A Chimney Sweep Service?
One of the biggest risks that comes with not getting a chimney sweep done every year is carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and invisible and can be quite difficult to determine if its levels are too high. Things like creosote, or soot, Twigs dirt and other debris build up in the chimney and hinder its ability to properly release the toxins and smoke from the fire. This means that these toxins will build up and then be released back into your home. Smoke is quite easy to see and recognize the dangers of it almost immediately, however carbon monoxide is almost impossible to detect unless you have a detector correctly placed in your home. Your carbon monoxide detector should be placed towards the floor rather than the ceiling like a smoke detector wood. This is because carbon monoxide sinks rather than Rises, because it is heavier than air, meaning by the time it reaches the ceiling or where the detector would be able to detect it, it would have already been deadly to you.
Unfortunately as I stated before smoke can also infiltrate your home. Luckily you are always able to tell when it’s coming in however that does not make it any safer as it can make it difficult to breathe and is very unsafe to inhale. Both smoke and Ash can also do a ton of damage to your home resulting in costly repairs that could have been avoided. The best thing to do is always make sure to have your yearly chimney sweeping blank service scheduled, and make sure it gets done!
As I stated before there are many hazards that come with wood burning fireplaces and funnily enough the biggest Hazard is the risk of a fire itself. creosote builds up the more your chimney is used and it is highly flammable so it should be cleaned as often as possible. Over time the fires that you burn will slowly cause damage to your chimneys lining and even a small amount of creosote can be enough to start a fire. No matter what kind of logs that you were burning in your fireplace you should always prioritize a regular chimney sweep service.
How Can Window Ninjas Help?
We here at window ninjas can help maintain and prolong the life of your chimney. The excessive buildup of creosote as well as debris within the chimney creates a dangerous situation that could possibly result in a chimney fire. When we come in we will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flew as well as a basic appliance installation and connections. We also verify that the chimney is free of any obstructions and combustible deposits for you ensuring that your home is safe for when you decide to start burning your Fires for the season.
There are a few methods to chimney sweeping, however, Window Ninjas uses a sweeping vacuum method. We sweep out your chimney with a wire brush and then we use a hose and vacuum to suck out all the soot, or creosote, and debris from your chimney and fireplace. We also make sure to put a cover over the opening of your fireplace to ensure no debris enters your home, causing damages!
Why Choose Window Ninjas For Your Chimney Sweep Service?
We will always arrive in a branded vehicle to all chimney sweep services. We also arrive in full uniform to ensure we have a professional appearance. Our employees in vehicles were always easily recognizable when showing up to your home or business! This means no confusion from people at home, neighbors, or even customers.
We are fully licensed, insured and bonded, so we have ourselves and you protected in that sense as well. We also carry Workman’s Compensation for all of our employees! We ask that you do not do business with someone that is unlicensed or uninsured, as it is a minimum requirement to be a professional service provider.
We also have amazing reviews in basically every location and we believe that reviews are the best way to tell what working with the company is like. You will get to see the experiences of others and how we deal with any criticism or complaints that we may have. We will always make decisions for our company based on the experiences of others. In the past, it was always friends, neighbors, and family who told you about new businesses, and now you have the entire Internet with a broad perspective for more representation of each company. We are highly rated and loved by all and cannot wait to service you and your property.
When you need help in the decision-making process for your chimney sweep service, we are here to assist you! Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may still have over the phone at 833-NINJAS-1, or you can visit our website, windowninjas.com, for more information!