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What’s the Importance of Chimney Sweeping?

No matter what type of fuel source you burn to heat your home in Delaware, the flue should receive professional chimney sweeping services when it’s due. Even if you don’t have a fireplace, your oil or gas heating appliance is vented through a chimney and should not be overlooked when it comes to home heating maintenance. The lining of a chimney collects moisture, soot, ash, and creosote. As all this builds up, it can prevent smoke and carbon monoxide flow, and some materials can cause chimney fires. Removing this buildup before it becomes hazardous is critical.

man on roof with chimney sweep

What Does a Chimney Sweep Do?

Chimney sweeping is a power clean that removes the soot and creosote buildup from the chimney liner, firebox, and damper. It’s a low-cost maintenance service that has enormous benefits. Chimney fires start when the excess buildup of creosote and tar on the chimney walls gets too hot and ignites. The damage caused by these fires requires rebuilding the chimney and repairing any damage to interior walls. Being proactive with chimney sweeping brings peace of mind each season you burn fires.

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How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?

The frequency of chimney sweeps varies for every household and depends on how often you use your fireplace. If you follow the National Fire Protection Association’s guidance of having your chimney inspected at least once yearly, our team can gauge whether it needs to be swept during the inspection. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends masonry fireplaces be swept as soon as 1/8” of soot buildup is evident. Other recommendations base it on how quickly you burn through a cord of wood. If you’re unsure if your chimney is due for a cleaning, contact us for an inspection.

Careful and Thorough Chimney Sweeping Services

Our professional chimney sweeping services in Delaware are the surest way to remove the harmful buildup in your fireplace and flue that leads to chimney fires. We use commercial cleaning tools for a thorough job and take precautions to leave no mess behind in your home. Having a functional fireplace in the winter brings charm and coziness into your home, and our sweeping services ensure you can enjoy it each season with complete peace of mind.

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