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We keep your home fires burning where you want them, and only where you want them! We’re proud of the work we do to help homeowners keep their chimneys as safe as possible, and chimney sweeping is a big part of that process. Annual chimney sweeping keeps your chimney clean, clear, and most importantly, free of the highly-combustible deposit creosote, which is a leading cause of chimney fires.

 

Why Do I Need To Have My Chimney Swept?

Your fireplace, stove or insert is a combustion heating appliance, and regardless of the fuel you’re using, byproducts always result from combustion. These byproducts include toxic gases, flammable debris, and creosote, the latter of which, over time and use, begins to coat the walls of your flue.

Creosote build-up is a natural result of using your fireplace or stove. Your fuel burns, and if it doesn’t reach a high enough temperature to burn completely, smoke and gases result. That hot smoke rises up through your flue, and when it meets the comparatively cooler walls of the chimney, condensation occurs, with solid particulates sticking to the flue walls. As you use your appliance again and again, the creosote builds up in layers — and the more layers, the more of a fire hazard it is. Thick creosote build-up can block the flue, impede your chimney’s draft, and/or ignite from an errant spark, leading to a chimney or home fire.

When Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps technicians sweep your chimney, we remove soot and creosote, helping improve your chimney’s draft and minimizing the chance of fires.

When Should I Schedule A Chimney Sweeping With Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps?

The best time to schedule your chimney sweeping will vary, depending on how much use your appliance gets, the type of fuel you use, how you use it, and other factors. A good rule of thumb for homeowners using a wood-burning fireplace or stove is, if you burn around one cord of wood during the heating season, you should have the chimney swept at the end of the season. Overall, if the thickness of creosote deposits reaches 1/8 inch thick, the chimney should be swept.

What Is The Chimney Sweeping Process Like?

Professional chimney sweeping is a detailed process, and each step is designed to ensure a properly-cleaned system.

Our first step is to perform an initial inspection to determine the level of creosote buildup and the need for chimney cleaning. Once the sweeping process begins, we protect the area around the chimney with thick drop cloths, use special brushes to clean the smoke chamber and firebox, and use a powerful vacuum system to collect airborne soot and ensure a mess-free job. In addition to sweeping, we perform an NFPA Level 1 inspection, looking for deterioration, weather-related damage, cracked flue tile liners, structural problems, or other issues. Should we detect any problems, we will give you a complete explanation and make the appropriate recommendations for repairs.

When the whole process is complete, you can be confident that you have a properly-cleaned chimney system and that you are up to speed on your system’s overall condition.

When it’s time to schedule your chimney sweeping appointment, call Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps or click here to schedule an appointment online and let us “Bless Your Hearth”!

 

To keep your family safe and warm, schedule your annual chimney inspection with us now. You can rely on the chimney and fireplace services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps.


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Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps cleaned and inspected our chimney and stove. They were on time, very professional and friendly. Very neat and did not leave any dirt or soot.
~ W.R., Laurens, SC