Reliable Chimney Cleaning

Chimney cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining your chimney. With all the different factors that can dirty up your chimney, including your chimney cap screen clogging, it is essential to have proper cleaning by a professional chimney sweep to keep everything working efficiently. Luckily, the team at Tony’s Home Services has extensive experience and knowledge to give your chimney the perfect cleaning.

What to Expect During a Chimney Cleaning

Having regular chimney cleanings can prevent costly chimney relines & repairs down the road. Since the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) requires that chimney inspections be performed once a year, chimney cleanings can give you an idea of what kind of maintenance is needed to ensure it stays in top condition. Here is what you can expect during your next chimney sweeping:

  • Clean Your Chimney Cap Screen: If your chimney cap screen is clogged, it means there is a build-up of soot and creosote that can catch fire. Having a professional chimney sweep clean your chimney cap screen will ensure that any blockage is discarded, and airflow will continue out of your chimney.
  • Examination of Your Bricks: A professional will look at your bricks and chimney structure to ensure no cracks or extra moisture is present.
  • Remove Dirt and Dust: During a chimney sweeping, our team will remove dust and dirt from the walls of your chimney with a special cleaner. The cleaner will also remove any dirt on the walls of your fireplace.
  • Position of Your Chimney: While performing your chimney cleaning, the technician will ensure that the damper is correctly positioned, so it is not hazardous and conserves energy.

Emergency Chimney Sweeps

If your clogged chimney cap screen is beginning to cause problems or an unexpected emergency with your chimney occurs, Tony’s is here to help!

Whether it happens day or night, an emergency with your chimney is not something to brush off or take lightly. Excess creosote exposed to heat, sparks, or open fire can burst into flame. The following are just some of the signs that will indicate your chimney is at risk of lighting on fire:

● Loud cracking noise coming from your fireplace
● A build-up of dense smoke
● An intense, burning smell

If you encounter any of these, it is best to get you and your family to safety and call an emergency chimney sweep to come in and inspect your chimney.

Chimney Cleaning FAQ

How often should my chimney be cleaned?

We recommend having your chimney cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on how much you use it!

Does my chimney need to be cleaned even if I didn’t use my fireplace?

Your chimney should be inspected but may not require cleaning.

What are signs my chimney needs to be clean?

While there are quite a few different signs, some of the most common include your chimney cap screen clogging, odd smells coming from your fireplace, hearing animals in your chimney, oil-like markings on the walls of your fireplace, and taking a greater amount of effort to get a fire started.

Tony’s Home Services offers a wide range of services, from stucco & masonry repair to wood stoves & fireplaces to emergency chimney sweeps that will improve and enhance your home for years to come. For all your chimney cleaning needs, contact us today!

Contact our team to schedule an appointment today!