While it may surprise you, there are still a number of people that enjoy having a wood fireplace in their home. If you are one of those people in Brick, Colts Neck, Howell, Jackson, Manchester, Toms River, and the surrounding areas, then it is important that you have a chimney cleaning regularly for your fireplace. Contact HVAC Cleaning Specialists today to schedule your chimney cleaning so that you are confident in continuing to use your fireplace without worrying about a chimney fire or other issues. Don’t take chances with your fireplace.
What to be Aware of With Chimney Cleaning
When we perform a chimney cleaning, there are several things that we are looking for while performing a cleaning. The first is just how much creosote has built up in your chimney. This is a natural byproduct of burning wood, and if left uncleaned it can lead to chimney fires. Creosote will build up along the flue lining or stove pipe, but can also build up on the damper.
We will clean and visually inspect the flue of your chimney as this is where the bulk of creosote will tend to build up. A clean flue will mean better fires and much less danger. We will also look for other obstructions in your chimney and remove those as well. The damper of your fireplace should also be cleaned to be sure that it operates as it should. A poorly operating damper can lead to smoke backing into the home. Finally, soot is another factor that should be cleaned regularly to keep the fireplace operation in the best condition.
When to Have a Chimney Cleaning
There are several instances where you will want to have a chimney cleaning. If it has been over a year since the last time your chimney was cleaned, it is a good idea to schedule another one. Annual chimney cleanings ensure that you will always be ready to have a fire. While uncommon, you may find that you have small dead animals landing in your fireplace. There could be things inside the chimney attracting them where they get trapped. A chimney cleaning can resolve this. Finally, if you are going to be repainting the room where the fireplace is, a good chimney cleaning will ensure that you don’t get any soot or other contaminants in the paint.
No matter if your Brick, Colts Neck, Howell, Jackson, Manchester, Toms River, and the surrounding area home is a historic home or you just put in a new fireplace, having a chimney cleaning is important to ensure everything is working as it should and you don’t wind up with a chimney fire. Contact our team at HVAC Cleaning Specialists to schedule your chimney cleaning.