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Cleaning and Sweeps

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Dryer Vent Cleaning & Inspections

Cleaning and Sweeps

Did you know that, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 211, every chimney and venting system should be inspected yearly, regardless if it's used regularly. If you are burning in your chimney each year flammable and corrosive creosote and soot can build inside of your flue, and should be removed by a certified chimney sweep.

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What do we use for our sweeps?

•Snaplok vacuum system with HEPA filtration
-That meets EPA and OSHA standards.
•Poly-Rods for rotary cleaning from the bottom to top.
-We have a variety of brush heads each one chosen to suite your system best. 
•Hand brushes for firebox and smoke chamber
•Clean canvas drop clothes for each home

Every sweep we provide comes with an inspection. See below to find out which inspection is best for you.

Services: Cleaning and Sweeps
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Inspections

Inspections are an essential part of chimney maintenance and home safety that is why every sweep we do comes with an inspection. We offer three different levels of chimney inspections based on your needs. Please see below to see which level inspection you may need.

"A level 2 inspection is required during any kind of real estate transfer (buying, selling, inheritance, etc.)."

Services: Inspections

Level 1 Inspection

Level 1 inspections are recommended for annual service visits with no changes to the system from the previous inspection. During this service, technicians do not need to use tools to open or remove doors, panels, or coverings in order to examine the chimney exterior or interior.

This service is not recommended for systems experiencing any issues or if it has been 2+ years since your last inspection.

​In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible** portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible* portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.

** Readily Accessible: Exposed, or capable of being exposed, for operation, inspection, maintenance or repair without the use of tools to open or remove doors, panels or coverings. 

What's involved?

  • A basic assessment of your chimney system condition

  • Visual inspection of readily accessible areas of the chimney system

  • If you are getting a sweep, a full cleaning of the chimney system (as accessible) to remove any combustible deposits.

  • Written report of inspection findings with color photos and any repair recommendations. 

Level 2 Inspection

Level 2 inspections are required during any kind of real estate transfer (buying, selling, etc.).

Level 2 inspections are also recommended if you have never had an inspection completed or more than 2-3 years since last inspection, after any changes/modifications have been made to the system, if the system has had any damage such as a fire, storm damage, etc.), or if you are experiencing any issues.

A Level 2 inspection shall also include a visual inspection by scanning internally with a camera or other means in order to examine the internal surfaces and joints of all flue liners incorporated within the chimney. No removal or destruction of permanently attached portions of the chimney or building structure or finish shall be required by a Level 2 inspection. A Level 2 inspection includes everything in a Level 1 inspection, plus the accessible* portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attics, crawl spaces and basements. It will address proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations.

* Accessible: May require the use of commonly available tools to remove doors, panels or coverings, but will not damage the chimney or building structure or finish
 

What's involved?

  • An in-depth assessment of your chimney system including the chimney cap, crown, flashing, masonry, flue liner, damper, appliance connection, smoke chamber, and the firebox for cracks, leaks, damage, and other issues.

  • Internal camera scan of the entire interior of the chimney flue to check for signa of damage, fire, and, incorrect installation

  • If you are getting a sweep, a full cleaning of the chimney system (as accessible) to remove any combustible deposits.

  • Written report of inspection findings with color photos and any repair recommendations. 

  • Any removal of obstructions such as debris, inactive nests, and more

Level 3 Inspection

Level 3 inspections are a little more rare.
Level 3 inspections are conducted only after a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection indicates a hazard in concealed portions of the chimney and flue.

Involves the removal, and possibly destruction, of portions of the chimney or building structure, as necessary. Requires special tools and access to concealed areas of the chimney and flue.

-A level three varies per home on what is required to complete the work.

Repairs

We offer a variety of repairs that may be needed with your chimney system.

Masonry Repair & Chimney Rebuilds

Have you noticed deterioration or discoloration? This could be a sign of water damage or structural issues.

  • Brick Replacement

  • Repointing

  • Chimney Rebuilds

  • Chimney Extensions

Chimney Relining

Your chimney liner is one of the most important components. This is what contains all the smoke and gas produced by your fireplace or stove. It also prevents heat from coming into contact with nearby combustibles like wood framing.

  • We offer stainless steel liners that offer better protection.

Smoke Chamber Repair

Do you often get smoke that back drafts into your home? Your smoke chamber may need to be repaired.

  • Parging smoke chambers

Damper Replacement

Have you felt hot or cold air coming through your fireplace opening?
You may need to have your damper replaced.

  • Top Sealing Dampers

Installed at the top of the flue like a chimney cap​

  • Throat Dampers

​Throat dampers are metal dampers installed just above the fireplace

Leaky Chimney Repair

Have you heard or seen water in your chimney? Chimney leaks can quickly destroy more than just your chimney.

  • Chimney Waterproofing

  • Chimney Cap Installation

  • Chase Cover Installation

  • Crown Repairs and Rebuilds

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Dryer Vent
Cleaning&
Inspection

Are your clothes taking longer than normal to dry?

That may be an indication that it’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned and inspected!

Our Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians are trained to clean, and inspect your dryer vents.

This leads to: 

  • Decrease your dry time

  • Reduce your risk of fire

  • Lower your energy consumption

There is no national regulation for dryer exhaust technicians, which means literally anyone could start a dryer vent cleaning and repair business. But the CSIA C-DET® credential is the only nationally recognized credential for dryer vent cleaning.

Hiring a CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (C-DET)® means you’re trusting your home and family to someone who has spent countless hours studying for an extensive exam, covering everything from the proper inspection and maintenance of dryer vents to the applicable codes and standards relating to these systems.

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