Nothing feels quite like a real wood-burning fireplace. Gas-powered, electric and gel fireplaces might be more convenient, but a real wood-burning fireplace sparks the imagination and makes a house feel like a home. Unfortunately, this comes at a price. You need to keep your fireplace and chimney well-maintained.
Why You Should Clean Your Chimney Regularly
You need to get your chimney cleaned regularly because wood fires do not burn cleanly. Burning wood releases a lot of contaminants that coat the inside your chimney. One of those contaminants is creosote. Creosote is an oily and black substance. It is also flammable. Creosote condenses inside of the chimney and stays there until removed.
How Can You Tell if You Need Chimney Cleaning?
You should hire a professional chimney sweep to clean your chimney every year, no later than the early fall. In addition to this annual inspection and cleaning, you should get your chimney cleaned if you notice these signs. The creosote on your chimney is more than 1/4 inches thick. You notice honeycomb textured creosote builds up on the inside of your chimney. You see soot and creosote fall into your firebox during a fire.
What Happens When You Hire Us?
Our team of experienced professionals will sweep your chimney, including the firebox area, damper, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, flue and cap. We’ll use brushes on fiberglass poles, and we’ll use drop cloths and a runner to prevent any dirt from tracking onto your carpet. We will also use a chimney vacuum to control dust and prevent it from spreading. Our team will also inspect your chimney for any defects and cracks.
Fall is here so give us a call so we can clean your chimney for you. Chimney Doctors can help you with all of your chimney cleaning and chimney relining needs. We are a locally owned and operated company that has been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in all types of chimney services, and we are fully licensed and insured. We serve many areas, including Saratoga Springs, NY. Call us at (518) 633-5900 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.