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Have you been having one too many fires in your fireplace this past winter and your fireplace is looking dark and dirty?  A great chimney sweeping Raleigh service is exactly what the doctor ordered then to get it looking clean again and ready for its next big fire.  Chimney sweeping is recommended at least once a year to clean away all of the soot and creosote that accumulates on the inside of the flue and chimney walls.  If you are burning a lot of fossil fuels such as wood, then there will undoubtedly be much soot and creosote to remove.  Creosote and soot are residues that are highly combustible when left to build up inside of the chimney flue.  They can easily catch on fire when an ember floats upward from the fire below.  The residue is usually dark and sticky, but it can also be flaky and liquid.  Creosote is used as a wood preservative and is made from coal tar.  You can give us a call at 919-867-6276 or check us out on our website at for a free estimate.

At chimney sweeping Raleigh one of our experts can answer your questions about our chimney sweeping services as well as our other cleaning services.  We have been in the business of cleaning for twenty-five years.  Our business continues to grow and we have made a name for ourselves as the best of the best in our industry.  We are a fully insured and bonded company and our employees will arrive at your home or place of business in our Window Ninjas company lettered truck.  They will be wearing our company uniform too.  You will receive a warm greeting upon arrival at your property and a complete explanation of the work to be had.  If you have any concerns please feel free to ask them.  Our employees are polite and will take care of you and your home like family or great friends.  Customer service is important to us and we want to be sure that you are heard and listened to.

What is the benefit and value of having your chimney swept?  First of all, it is the first step in keeping a fire from starting inside the chimney flue and walls.  Remember that creosote is a highly flammable substance.  Secondly, the creosote and soot are both unsightly to look at and create dark and sticky residues.  They also can begin to smell bad like a continuous fire that burns long after it has gone out.  Fumes from the residue will give off an odor.  As I already mentioned creosote is made from coal tar.  So it goes to reason that it would look and smell much like coal tar.  A great chimney sweeping Raleigh employee can clean your fireplace and chimney so that it is looking and smelling much better.  Not only that, but it will also work much more efficiently.  The creosote and soot buildup can become so large that it will prevent fumes from escaping out of the top of the chimney properly.  This can cause fumes to come back down into the house making it smokey.  Obviously, this would create a health hazard for the home’s inhabitants.

Chimney sweeping is a dirty job and can be quite daunting for the average homeowner.  Most homeowners do not own the necessary tools or have the proper knowledge and skills to clean their own chimney.  It is best to call on the professionals at chimney sweeping Raleigh as we are certified members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.  We are trained in cleaning and looking for broken bricks and mortar within the chimney and defects in the damper and chimney shelf.  If there are any issues that one needs to be aware of we will be sure to point it out during our cleaning and inspection of the fireplace and chimney.  It would not be advisable to continue using the fireplace until it has been repaired should there be an issue.  Our expert employee would use a flexible wand with extension pieces that has a hard bristled brush that gets pushed up into the chimney flue to clean it out.  The deposits would fall to the bottom of the fireplace and can be easily vacuumed up and swept out using a shop vac and broom / dust pan.  All of the area surrounding the fireplace would be covered with drop clothes to prevent any damage from the dust and tools.  The employee would use either a headlamp or flashlight to inspect the walls and cavity of the inside of the fireplace and chimney flue to make sure that there are not any cracks or damaged bricks.  The damper must also be inspected to make sure that it is working properly.  If the fireplace is not capped and it has not been used in awhile birds and bats can sometimes fly down and make nests.  This can become creepy and a nuisance.  

Regardless of the state of the fireplace and chimney, chimney sweeping Raleigh is totally capable and up to getting your chimney back to order and ready for its next use.  We want to make sure that it is in good working order and safe for you and your loved ones to use.  Do not wait until the winter months to get your chimney swept.  The sooner the better!  Spring is when we are all thinking about cleaning up our homes anyway so do it while you have the thought in your head. 

A call to chimney sweeping Raleigh will make all your soot trouble go away.  You will not have to lift a finger other than to give us a call or even get dirty trying to clean the fireplace out.  So call us now at 919-867-6276 or come check out our fantastic website at for your free estimate.  We look forward to being of service to you soon!