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Chimney Sweeping Richmond | The Many Hazards Of Chimney Neglection

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There are many hazards that come with neglecting getting your chimney cleaned. A regular chimney sweeping Richmond service well not only lowers the risk of chimney fires, but also of smoke inhalation, and carbon monoxide poisoning! We recommend having this done at least once a year, And always ensuring that you get your chimney inspection done. If you would like to schedule a chimney sweeping service with Window Ninjas  please give us a call today at  804-256-3221 or you can reach us on our wonderful website at!

Getting your yearly chimney sweeping Richmond service will ensure that your chimney and fireplace are free of any combustible deposits or obstructions while they work hard through the winter to guarantee that you and your loved ones have a reliable source of heat. Because of how hard your chimney and fireplace work they often require more updates and other forms of heating. Getting a chimney sweeping service not only aids in increasing the efficiency of your chimney but also better guarantees it is operating as safely as possible. 

Overtime with the use of your chimney and fireplace creosote, or soot,  build up will begin to occur. Creosote it’s highly flammable and should be cleaned as often as possible from the inside of your chimney. The fires that you burn will also slowly cause damage to your chimneys lining and even a small amount of creosote can be enough to start a fire. Funnily enough this will become one of the biggest hazards  of using your fireplace and chimney. chimney fires are no joke and can be very dangerous and they’re known to burn down your entire home or apartment building. So no matter what kind of logs that you’re burning in your fireplace you should always prioritize regular chimney sweeping Richmond services.

Getting a chimney sweeping service with Window Ninjas  can help maintain and prolong the life of your chimney as well. The excessive buildup of creosote as well as debris within the chimney creates a dangerous situation that could result in a chimney fire like I stated before. When we come in we will be looking for the basic soundness of your 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 winter season.

Another one of the biggest risks that comes with not getting a chimney sweeping Richmond service 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 Richmond service scheduled,  and make sure it gets done!

There are many reasons as to why you should choose Window Ninjas  to be the company to take care of you and your home! We also believe that our customers should be the ones speaking for us on how good of a job we do for them! We 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. So go check out our google reviews, and give us a call to schedule your appointment! 

We also offer a variety of services, including window cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, chimney sweeping, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning. So you no longer have to call and coordinate between multiple companies, and we can get multiple services done for you on the same day. Pressure washing, and window cleaning is a killer combo to get your home shining! We wanna be the one trusted company for all of your services no matter how hard they may be! 

Now that you have all this information  at your fingertips we hope that you choose Window Ninjas  to be the one trusted company for you. We cannot wait to service your property and leave you with a smile on your face. You can reach us at 804-256-3221 or on our wonderful website at for all your chimney sweeping Richmond needs!