The Importance of Chimney Sweeping
Chimney sweeping is a process that many consider to be straightforward, when in fact it is a very detailed job that can only really be performed properly by professional chimney technicians. It’s also one of the most important factors in keeping you home and family safe.
There are a number of vented appliances – stove, fireplace, furnace, etc. – in your home, and you chimney works hard to ensure that all potentially harmful substances are removed when those items are in use. The chimney pays price for this hard work, though, with creosote buildup being just one of the problems you will face. Creosote forms when unburned flue gasses stay in your chimney. This buildup can create blockages, and can become a fire risk in the process. A chimney fire can be a disaster, as the 2000 degree temperatures can melt the mortar and crack chimney tiles, which may mean that the fire then has a clear path the the flammable areas of your home.
Any and all creosote can be safely scrubbed clean by a professional chimney sweep, making the chimney totally safe once more. This is an essential service, as it ensures that you chimney works as it should, which will save you money over the long haul.
The recommendation from the National Fire Protection Agency is that your chimney should be inspected annually and cleaned as needed. This will ensure that your chimney works to full capacity in a safe environment.
Our Chimney Cleaning Process
You are assured of getting the very best chimney technicians when you book an appointment with ARC Chimney Sweeps of Metairie, LA. Our technicians are knowledgeable, friendly, and do a clean job. They will document every aspect of the service they perform so that you are never left wondering what was done.
What to do Before the Technicians Arrive
- Do not light a fire for 24 hours prior to your appointment
- All furniture and breakable should be moved 6 to 8 feet clear of the fireplace
Our Technicians Will be in Your Home for About an Hour, and They Will:
- Inspect accessible portions of your chimney interior and exterior
- Inspect factory built units for cracks
- Sweep the firebox clear of any ash
- Check chimney liner for cracks gaps and missing mortar joints
- Sweep your chimney flue
- Scrub your smoke chamber and smoke shelf with hand tools
- Check for any fire hazards
- Check for any water penetration points
- Give you a full written report of the appointment
Call us at (504) 322-3654 for more information, or to book an appointment.
Annual inspections and regular cleaning of your chimney is important if you want to maintain a safe home. At ARC Chimney Sweeps of Metairie, LA, we strive to ensure top quality work and customer service, so that you have complete peace of mind when using your chimney.