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Winter is almost over here in the south. Chimney sweeping Simpsonville recommends that when the burning season is over that is when chimney sweeping should be done. Why? Because this is when most chimney sweeps are available. Many people think that right before they are going to start using their fireplaces is the best time to have them swept, but this is incorrect. Why is this? Because many chimney sweeps are extremely busy and can’t be had. When you are done using your fireplace for the season, then get in touch with us and we will come and get your chimney swept out and inspected for the next season. That way you will not have to wait in a long line of customers before you start using your fireplace again. We all want to be able to start using our fireplaces to stay warm given that we can’t tell the weather. Only mother nature is in control of when it will turn cold. So give us a call at 864-558-7758 to set your chimney sweep service up with our pros or stop by on our website to request a free quote at windowninjas.com.
Chimney sweeping Simpsonville is locally owned and operated and has been in the industry for thirty years. We are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild which is an association of professionals in the venting business. Our pros are fully insured and bonded and we carry commercial insurance. You can count on us to be able to inspect and sweep out your chimney with care and thoroughness. We come highly rated and are extremely sought after. Our reviews are great too. All of our employees are expertly trained and skilled at what they do. We will make chimney sweeping an easy and convenient experience for you. Hopefully, you have not tried to do this task on your own as we do not recommend it. It is a dirty job and can be a health hazard. Precautions should be taken when doing this type of work. Our team wears protective gear and breathing masks when doing this work for others. Soot and creosote can be foul smelling as well as dusty and have harmful fumes. When our pros sweep these substances down out of a chimney they fall and have to be vacuumed away thoroughly. Our pros have all of the right tools and knowledge to get the job done right.
What Are The Benefits Of Chimney Sweeping
The biggest benefit of getting chimney sweeping Simpsonville to perform a service for you is to prevent a chimney fire. When soot and creosote buildup happens it is due to the incomplete burning of wood which is inevitable. If you have wood that is less dry, then it will definitely not burn as well as dryer wood. Keep that in mind when deciding what wood to burn in your fireplace. No matter what though there will be soot and creosote that needs to be removed each year. These substances constrict the diameter of the chimney flue and hinder the pathway in which smoke and fumes have to escape when a fire is burning. If the chimney flue diameter is too small then smoke can back up into the home. It only takes one small ember from a burning fire to float up into the chimney and ignite the creosote as it is highly combustible. Sometimes a homeowner will not even know that a fire has started until a chimney sweep is done.
Chimney sweeping when done before the burning season starts enables you to get broken items fixed in time. If your chimney inspection determines that you need brick and mortar repairs, then you have time to find someone to get the job done. Soot and creosote deposits can be corrosive to these materials as well as metals. When your chimney inspection is done the damper will be checked as well as the chimney cap.
Chimney sweeping Simpsonville can ensure that nothing has gotten into your fireplace during the off season. Sometimes if a chimney cap comes off or gets loose then birds and small animals find their way into a chimney to nest and hide food. If they die inside of a chimney, then the smell of a burning animal is going to be a big surprise. Besides that the smoke could backfire inside.
Having a properly working chimney and one that looks good will ensure that you have good efficiency for the wood burning season. One that is gunked up with soot and creosote will not produce as much heat or energy and you will be disappointed. If you are relying on your fireplace as a secondary source of heat during the winter months, then be sure to have it swept to be able to enjoy it to the fullest.
How We Sweep Chimneys
Chimney sweeping Simpsonville uses many precautions when doing chimney sweeping. We lay dropclothes in the front of the chimney and set up a shop vac to ensure that the soot and creosote is sucked up. Our pros will don their safety gear such as goggles and breathing masks and wear gloves. Then they will decide to either sweep the chimney from the bottom up or the top down. Using a long extension rod with a wired bristled brush ezpecailly made for chimney sweeping, they will brush the entire length of the chimney. This could take some time but usually lasts about an hour for the whole process. A chimney that is really dirty could use a lot of elbow grease. That is why we recommend annual sweepings. We also want you to get the best efficiency out of your fireplace by having less deposits inside of it.
Chimney sweeping Simpsonville is easy to reach. Call us on our phone at 864-558-7758 or stop by our website at windowninjas.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!