Although the last thing you are thinking about is your chimney at the moment, but summer is actually the best time to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection with our professional sweeps at Ashbusters. There are plenty of reasons why we think summer is a great time to get a chimney sweep, a chimney inspection, or a chimney repair.
Because it is off-season, we can easily accommodate to find a convenient date for you and this also gives our qualified chimney technicians plenty of time to get any necessary repairs completed. Our trusted technicians are highly trained, and they have receive certifications from the highest standards in the industry, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). We would like to tell you more about the professional chimney maintenance services we provide to the Charleston area.
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, one of the most important reasons to have your chimney swept at least once a year is get the excess creosote removed from your flue. Creosote is developed naturally during combustion, it is extremely flammable, as the CSIA named it a leading cause of chimney fires. It can also create quite the stink during the summer.
When our experts come to sweep your chimney, we can thoroughly get rid of all the creosote buildup inside your chimney to avoid unpleasant odors and fire hazards. Although creosote is not a problem for gas fireplaces, you will still need it to be serviced yearly. All of our chimney technicians are NFI-Gas Specialists, so you will be in excellent hands no matter the fuel type of your fireplace.
According to the CSIA and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you need get your chimney inspected before you light the first fire each year to ensure safety. When our professionals inspect your chimney, we also look to ensure nothing is blocking your flue so there’s no risk of carbon monoxide leak into your home.
We check both the interior and the exterior of your chimney for damage that could lead to water leaks, structural problems, or any other issues. If we find any potential problems, we provide you with a written explanation along with photos of the damage and an honest estimate of the repairs needed for your chimney to work efficiently and safely.
Let our certified and trained technicians take care of your chimney right now. Contact us today at to schedule your appointment for our professional chimney maintenance or repair services.