Keeping Chimneys Clean & Efficient in Charlotte & Huntersville
Every year, millions of homeowners seek solace from the winter winds by their warm and glowing fireplaces. But as comforting and enjoyable as a toasty night by the fire can be, you really can’t enjoy it with peace of mind if you do not know what kind of condition your fireplace and chimney are in. Many homeowners are unaware of the fact that dirty chimneys can even lead to dangerous fires that quickly escape out of control. This is why all of our technicians at SirVent are trained to provide dedicated cleaning, in order to prevent such hazards in your home.
Contact us now at (704) 413-3773 so that you can schedule professional chimney cleaning in Lake Norman as soon as possible.
You may be wondering if it is really that necessary to have your chimney cleaned regularly, especially when there are always so many other tasks on hand to complete in your home. It is important to remember that thorough chimney cleaning is essential to protect your house from the risk of devastating fires. Throughout the process, our technicians work to remove flammable and dangerous deposits from the inside of the chimney system, completely cleaning all accessible parts of the appliance.
It is also important to have our technicians check for any visible damages or areas of weakness within the system. During the cleaning, also known as “chimney-sweeping,” we make careful note of any areas within the system that could potentially be a threat or a concern. Then, our experienced professionals recommend effective solutions or repairs to increase your chimney’s safety.
What Our Thorough Chimney Cleaning Entails
One of the first elements of our cleaning is checking for any blockages within the flue. Animals, birds, insects, nesting materials, and other debris can get into your chimney system and create a dangerous blockage. This can easily cause a chimney fire or lead to excessive smoke problems and can even cause carbon monoxide poisoning. If we find any of these blockages during a sweeping, we’ll remove them (unless they’re chimney swifts, a protected species) and make recommendations for keeping debris and animals out of your system in the future. Next, we will check for any abnormal or excessive buildup of creosote. Creosote is a normal byproduct of combustion, but if there’s an excessive amount in your system it could be the sign of a problem.
Some common causes of excessive creosote are:
- Improperly sized flue
- Improperly seasoned wood
- A cold flue
- Inadequate air supply
No matter what is blocking your chimney, it is a safety hazard that should be removed immediately. Keeping up with annual chimney inspections and sweepings enables you to enjoy the warmth and ambiance that your fireplace brings, without worrying about the dangers of a fire. Let SirVent give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.
Call us today at (704) 413-3773 or contact us online to ask any questions you may have regarding chimney cleaning in Lake Norman and surrounding neighborhoods.
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