Why should I have my chimney cleaned by a professional? While there are some aspects of chimney cleaning you can do yourself, it’s in your best interest to leave the big stuff to the pros. A certified chimney sweep has the tools and knowledge to do a thorough job. They also know what to look for! They can alert you to anything in your system may have such as signs of damage or deterioration that could potentially cause problem on down the line. Your family’s safety is very important-a professional chimney cleaning is worth the peace of mind.
How often should I have my chimney swept? Chimney cleaning is recommended once a year, usually right before or after the burning season.
What exactly does a chimney sweep do? A chimney sweep will clean the inside of your chimney using specialized equipment. Ash and soot as well as deposits of creosote are removed in the process. If there are blockages due to debris or even animals that have taken up residence inside your chimney, they will be removed as well. If there are issues with your chimney, a chimney sweep will be able to identify it so you can take the necessary steps to resolve it before it becomes a bigger and potentially dangerous problem!
How long does a typical cleaning take? Most routine chimney cleanings take 45 minutes to an hour.
Will a chimney cleaning leave a huge mess? When you leave your chimney in the hands of the pros, they make the job mess free. Chimney specialists use equipment designed to keep the mess up and out of your home. They also use floor coverings to keep your floors soot free!
How much does it cost to have a chimney cleaning? Less than you think! Give North American Chimney and Gutter a call today for information on costs for a chimney sweep and more!
North American Gutter and Chimney services the following areas: Bay Shore and Bedford Hills, New York; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; West Borough and Boston, Massachusetts; and Fairfield, Connecticut.