How Important is Chimney Sweeping?
Although chimney sweeping sounds fairly straight forward, it’s actually a very detailed and complicated process requiring expert care and a close eye for small details. Having a your chimney professionally cleaned annually will help protect you and your family by effectively eliminating the risk of chimney fires.
Anytime you’re using a vented appliance, like your stove, fireplace, or furnace, your chimney is working hard to keep all of the harmful substances safely contained in the vents, and properly removed. However, over time, debris can buildup on the inside of your chimney. One of the most common substances is creosote, which is a residue that results from gasses settling inside of your chimney. A creosote buildup on the inside of your chimney can cause blocking, and in more serious circumstances, a chimney fire.
A chimney fire burns at temperatures of over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, melting mortar, cracking tiles, and setting fire to the rest of your home. A professionally trained chimney technician from ARC will be able to thoroughly break through your creosote build up, leaving your chimney safe and functioning properly.
Chimney sweeping is the most affordable part of your home maintenance plan that keeps you and your family safe.
The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that chimneys should be annually inspected and cleaned to ensure the system is properly functioning to keep you and your family safe.
How We Do It
When you allow ARC Chimney Sweeps of Mobile, AL to clean your chimney, you can be sure that the technician servicing your chimney will be the best trained in the area. It will be thoroughly cleaned, fully inspected, and you’ll receive full documentation giving you full descriptions of the entire process.
Before we arrive:
- Avoid fires for at least 24 hours before your appointment
- Please have any furniture and breakables at least 6 to 8 feet away from your fireplace
- 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 (251) 545-4455 to speak to someone about the process, and to schedule your appointment!
Don’t putt of the importance of a chimney sweep. It’s the easiest way to find and prevent a problem before they can lead to more serious repairs, or even worse, a chimney fire in your home.