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Chimney sweeping has many great benefits and now that the weather is warming up it is a good time of the year to think about giving your local chimney sweeping company a call. The pros at chimney sweeping Charleston are geared up and ready to go. When the end of the burning season comes around we feel that it is the best time to get a chimney swept before you forget to do it. Also people don’t tend to remember about it again until it gets cold again. By then we are so busy because everyone else is wanting the same thing done. Or people just forego the entire chimney sweeping process and don’t get it done which is really dangerous to do. Getting a chimney sweep and inspection should be done on an annual basis to prevent a chimney fire. You deserve to stay safe and so does your family. Give us a call now at 843-790-8447 or stop by online at windowninjas.com to request a free quote.
The pros at chimney sweeping Charleston are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild which is an association of professionals in the venting industry. Our business has been doing chimney sweeping for three decades and we have tons of knowledge and experience. We are fully insured and bonded and carry commercial insurance. We come highly rated and are extremely sought after. You can count on us to get the job done right and do a great chimney inspection for you. Chimney sweeping is important to prevent having a chimney fire from starting. Getting rid of the soot and creosote that gets built up on the inside of the chimney helps in many ways to improve your fireplace capabilities.
Advantages Of Chimney Sweeping
Chimney sweeping is good for removing the bad smelling soot and creosote. Creosote is a brown or black tarlike substance that is a by-product of the incomplete burning of wood. These substances can smell foul if left for too long inside of the chimney. Besides being harder to remove, the longer the creosote build up gets the less space there is left on the inside of the chimney flue for smoke and fumes to escape to the outside of the home. This can create a dangerous situation as smoke and fumes can back up into the home. This is a problem for the home’s inhabitants as it is a breathing concern.
Another advantage to chimney sweeping Charleston is not having to get dirty and dusty doing this job on your own. Besides, chimney sweeping should only be done by a pro who knows what they are doing and has the proper credentials. A professional chimney sweeping job takes about an hour to do with the right tools. We do not advise that you try to do a DIY job for this type of home maintenance task.
Chimney sweeping is great for improving the energy efficiency of your fireplace. When you remove the soot and creosote from the chimney it allows the wood that you are burning to burn better and thus cause less creosote in the process. Creosote will develop no matter what, but less is better all around. In any case, always remember to get chimney sweeping done each year to reduce the chances of having a chimney fire. By improving the energy efficiency of your fireplace, you can help to use less electrical energy if needed.
The major reason to get chimney sweeping done is to stop a chimney fire from occurring. It only takes one small ember from a burning fire to float up into the chimney and catch the highly combustible creosote on fire. This can get out of hand and turn into a full blown house fire in no time at all.
During a chimney sweeping Charleston service our pros do an inspection of the entire chimney. It is a great way of getting rid of unwanted pests on the inside of your chimney. When a chimney cap becomes dislodged during a heavy storm then birds and other pesky animals can make their way into the chimney. They can make nests or hide nuts and seeds for later use. The smell of a burning animal or a rotting animal corpse is not a good smell if having to deal with this particular situation. If our pros find a live animal inside your chimney, then you can get a pest control pro to deal with the vermin.
Sweeping A Chimney
When chimney sweeping Charleston does a service they lay drop clothes at the foot of the fireplace and set up a shop vac to vacuum any fallen debris from the fireplace and chimney during the sweeping. Then the pros use a extendable wand with a wire bristled brush to either sweep the chimney from the top down or the bottom up. The more soot and creosote that are built up on the inside of the chimney then the more elbow grease it will take to remove it. So leaving a chimney unswept for too long is not advisable for more than just one reason. Fire prevention and smoke damage are the other reasons to have your chimney swept out each year.
As you can see chimney sweeping has many benefits and it is great to do in the spring after the burning season is typically over with. Our pros are not as busy sweeping chimneys during this time of the year unlike during the fall when it is cold outside. This is the best way to prevent a chimney fire from happening and to get your fireplace to perform at its best. Chimney sweeping Charleston is just a short phone call away at 843-790-8447 or you can find us online at windowninjas.com. Give us a call and let us provide you with a free quote and answers to your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.