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One of the best ways to find a great company is to look at their reviews. Chimney sweeping Greenville SC has outstanding reviews. We come highly rated and are extremely sought after. You can read some of our reviews on our Window Ninjas website or you can find them on Google. Either way we are sure that you will get an accurate depiction of what our customers think about us. We pride ourselves in providing great service and excellent quality workmanship. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Our experts recommend that you have chimney sweeping done at least once a year to remove the soot and creosote deposits. Our company is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild which is an association of venting professionals. We are also fully insured and bonded. We have tons of knowledge and experience sweeping chimneys and doing inspections so that you and your loved ones can stay safe and enjoy the comfort of using your fireplace. To get your chimney service done just give us a call at 864-558-7758 or stop by on our website at windowninjas.com for a free quote.
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The Importance Of Removing Soot And Creosote
Creosote is a highly combustible compound that is a by-product of the incomplete burning of wood. It is inevitable for it to form and sticks to the walls of the chimney flue. As time goes on the walls of the chimney flue become constricted and smoke can not filter to the outside of the home as it should. As you can plainly see this is why it is important to have your chimney swept out each year. When smoke and fumes from a burning fire can not escape outside through the chimney, then it will back up inside of the home. This can create smoke damage inside of the home and breathing concerns for you and your family. Soot also is created when burning wood, but creosote is more dangerous. It only takes one ember from a burning fire to float up and ignite it. This is how a chimney fire gets started.
How We Remove Soot And Creosote
You can choose to do chimney sweeping on your own, but we do not recommend it. Our experts are licensed professionals at chimney sweeping Greenville SC. You can choose some other company as well, but we do come highly rated and we think that when choosing a company to work for you that you should pick one that is first rate. We do this type of work all of the time and have a vast amount of knowledge and skill inspecting fireplaces and chimneys.
Chimney sweeping entails taking a long extended rod with a wire brush head on the end down or up into the fireplace and sweeping the walls of the chimney to remove the caked on soot and creosote. Our experts always wear gloves and eye protection and a breathing mask as this job is dirty and can cause breathing issues. We also use drop clothes at the base of the fireplace and a vacuum cleaner to remove the fallen debris. The longer the debris has been sitting inside of the chimney, then the more elbow grease it will require to remove the soot and creosote. Normally it takes about 45 minutes to one hour to sweep a chimney out. After the chimney has been swept our experts will inspect the bricks for cracks, take a look at the damper to make sure that it still works properly, and ensure that the chimney cap is still in place. If anything needs attention and our team can fix it, then it will be done. Otherwise, you will need to get the repairs done by hiring another licensed pro such as a masonry specialist, etc.
Do not use your fireplace again if it is in need of repairs. Only do so if it is in good shape and has been swept by a licensed expert. Sometimes animals can find a way to get into the chimney to hide and create nests such as birds and squirrels. This is another reason why it is important to have your chimney looked after before using it for the first time.
The Benefits Of Chimney Sweeping
Chimney sweeping Greenville SC services will improve the chances that your wood burning is more efficient and the output of heat is greater. That is a good thing for your home energy bill during times when it is cold, because then you don’t have to rely so much on electricity for heating.
Chimney sweeping Greenville SC services reduce the chances of a home fire starting out inside of your chimney. According to the latest statistics, there are over 25,000 chimney fires per year in the United States. Those fires are responsible for over 125 million in property damages. The worst thing that can happen is that the chimney fire spreads beyond the chimney to the rest of the house and causes a fatal accident. Clean chimneys do not cause fires. Get your chimney sweeping done each year to prevent a chimney fire.
Chimney sweeping prevents corrosion of the chimney system. Soot and creosote are acidic and will corrode metal and mortar. In days of old, fireplace ashes were known as caustic substances and lye was made by dripping water into ash. There is a little history lesson for you that you probably didn’t know about.
Reach Out To Us
Chimney sweeping Greenville SC can be reached by giving us a call at 864-558-7758 or you can find us on our website at windowninjas.com. We look forward to working with you to get your chimney in tip top shape.