Chimney Cleaning

Why do you need a chimney cleaning?

The purpose of a chimney is to safely vent the by-products of burning all types of fuel out of your home and into the outside air. Chimneys require regular inspection, cleaning and, sometimes, repair, to function properly.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that “chimneys, fireplaces and vents shall be inspected at least once a year. The scope of the inspection, the areas of the chimney examined, and the degree of invasiveness of the inspection shall be appropriate for the conditions giving rise to the inspection.”

3 Types of Chimney Cleaning Service

Type 1: Light Soot/Creosote Removal

  • Portable dust collector used

  • Thoroughly cleans most wood burning flues

  • Written condition report

  • Digital photos of chimney exterior

  • Visual inspection of all flues

  • Visual inspection of all accessible areas of chimney

Type 2: Heavy Soot/Extreme Dust Control

  • Vacuum truck used

  • All oil appliance flues

  • White or light colored carpeting

  • Chimneys that can’t be cleaned otherwise

  • Removing debris blockages

  • Same documentation as in Type A (see above)

  • For your ultimate peace of mind

Type 3: Glaze (3rd Degree) Creosote Removal

We usually find this after we remove other creosote. Most people don’t even know they have it. Removing glaze creosote requires specialized cleaning products and equipment.

Note: 1/8th inch of glaze creosote poses potential chimney fire risk.

Possible Removal Options:

  • Chemical treatment w/ACS spray

  • Chemical treatment w/Creaway Powder

  • Mechanical removal w/rotary power equipment

  • Chemical treatment with PCR, Poultice Creosote Remover