Fireplace And Chimney Sweeping

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Chimney Cricket Chimney Sweeps specializes in fireplace and chimney sweeping. As experienced professionals in the industry, we understand the importance of keeping your chimney clean and well-maintained to ensure the safety of your home and family. Our comprehensive chimney sweeping services include a visual inspection, cleaning, and removal of any blockages or debris that may have accumulated in your chimney over time. With our state-of-the-art equipment and expertise, we can ensure that your chimney is functioning efficiently and properly, preventing any potential hazards such as fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Why Should I Get My Chimney Cleaned?


Wood-Burning Fireplaces

When you use your wood-burning fireplace, a layer called creosote (a byproduct of burning wood) accumulates on the interior chimney flues over time. If left untreated, this highly flammable substance can ignite and cause a chimney fire, which can spread to your home and put you and your family at risk.

It's crucial to have your chimney swept and cleaned regularly by a professional sweep to remove any creosote buildup and other debris that may have accumulated in the chimney to ensure that your fireplace and chimney are functioning safely and efficiently, providing you with warmth and comfort during the colder months.


Gas Fireplaces

While gas fireplaces do not produce creosote like wood-burning fireplaces, they can still accumulate a layer of debris and soot in the chimney flue over time. This buildup can restrict the airflow and cause a bad odor throughout your home. That's why it's important to have your gas fireplace and chimney swept regularly. During the sweeping process, the sweep will inspect and clean the chimney flue, removing any buildup or debris that may have accumulated.

How often Should I have my Chimney Cleaned?

If you use your wood-burning or gas fireplace with any regularity, it’s important to be sure that it’s operating safely and efficiently. We recommend having your chimney swept annually if you use your fireplace frequently and every other year if you use it only occasionally. This will help ensure that your chimney has an adequate draft, is free of debris, and has no loose or missing mortar joints, which are necessary for a safe fireplace. Keeping your chimney clean is essential in preventing chimney fires and the buildup of fumes in your home.

How will you clean my Chimney?

We clean the chimney flues with special brushes designed to clean your specific type of chimney. We clean most chimneys from the inside of the house. This process allows for more dust control and is a much cleaner process than sweeping from the top down. The brushes are attached to flexible extension rods that we feed into the chimney and rod by rod, we push the brush through the chimney flue until it gets to the top. The walls of the fireplace are cleaned by hand using wire brushes. We can only brush the chimney as fast as our soot sweeper vacuum air filtration system allows us to. The dirtier the chimney, the slower we must brush.

Will sweeping the chimney cause a mess in my home?


At Chimney Cricket Chimney Sweeps, we take every precaution to ensure your home stays clean during the chimney sweeping process.

Our team will bring in all necessary equipment and place a clean drop cloth in front of your fireplace to prevent any mess. Our sweeping process is designed to control dust as we clean the chimney from the inside up.

We use the August West SootSweeper II vacuum air filtration system, which is specifically designed for removing soot particles from room air during chimney cleaning. This system effectively controls dust clouds and falling soot by moving and filtering large amounts of air. In fact, it can exchange all the air in a moderate-sized room in just two minutes!

With our advanced equipment and techniques, you can trust us to provide a clean and thorough chimney sweeping service without creating a mess in your home.

Contact Us Today

If you're in need of fireplace or chimney service or repair, the family team at Chimney Cricket is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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