Although it may seem hard to believe, cooler weather will be here before you know it. Before too much longer, it will be time to light the first fire of the fireplace season, but will your chimney be ready? Ashbusters agrees with the many national fire safety organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) who recommend that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year before lighting that first fire in your fireplace. These are important maintenance services that will be sure your chimney and venting system are functioning safely and efficiently. To ensure you get the appointment you need for a chimney sweeping and inspection, we strongly suggest that you make this appointment now rather than wait until fall arrives. Once the month of September gets here, our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will have a packed schedule through December, and it can be difficult to arrange an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We would like to tell you more about what you can expect from a professional chimney sweeping and inspection from Ashbusters.
Ashbusters will protect your home from getting dirty during the chimney sweeping process.
Not only do our chimney sweeps lay down drop cloths over the area surrounding your fireplace, but they also wear booties over their shoes to keep your house clean. An industrial vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will be set up to collect soot and dust in the air from the chimney.
Ashbusters uses special tools to thoroughly clean your chimney.
Your chimney will be swept from the firebox to the top of the chimney flue with hand brushes and brushes on rods to clean the interior of the chimney and to remove all of the hazardously flammable creosote deposits. Getting rid of the accumulations of creosote will make your chimney safer to use by eliminating the risk of a chimney fire.
Ashbusters will visually inspect the condition of your chimney.
Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will be sure you have no blockages of the flue that could create hazardous situations. They will also look for any damage to the bricks, mortar, and other components of your chimney that could cause problems. Any repair recommendations you receive will be accompanied by pictures and video to show you exactly what needs to be done. You will also receive a written evaluation of your chimney and venting system.
Is your chimney ready for cooler weather? Contact Ashbusters today to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection.