Get Your Chimney Swept Before Fall!

Summer is a great time to schedule your annual chimney sweeping

Summer is a great time to schedule your annual chimney sweeping

While lighting a fire in your fireplace is probably the last thing on your mind right now, cooler temperatures will be here before you know it. Many of the national fire safety organizations such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Safety Association (NFPA) suggest that you have your chimney swept and inspected before you light the first fire of fireplace season to guarantee your fireplace and chimney system functions properly and safely. Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists recommends you schedule these chimney maintenance tasks in the late summer before fall arrives to ensure you get the appointment you want. During the months of September through December, our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps are booked every day sweeping and inspecting chimneys, and it can be difficult to arrange an appointment without waiting for several weeks. To be prepared for fireplace season, go ahead and schedule your chimney sweeping and inspection now. We would like to tell you more about our chimney sweeping and inspecting services.


The most important reason to have your chimney swept every year is to remove the creosote deposits that have built up on the interior walls of your chimney. An extremely dangerous fire hazard, creosote develops naturally as the result of the condensation process of burning wood. Creosote varies in appearance and can be black or brown, hard and shiny, brittle and crisp, and sticky and gummy. To remove all of the accumulated creosote deposits, the CSIA-certified chimney sweeps from Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists use special hand tools and brushes to scrub them loose from the walls of your chimney. We run an industrial-strength vacuum as we sweep your chimney to collect all of the soot, dust, and debris. Our sweeps will also protect the area surrounding your fireplace by placing drop cloths down to keep it from getting dirty. You can expect a chimney sweeping from Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists to last from an hour to an hour and a half.


To be sure there are no problems or safety issues with your fireplace and chimney, the chimney sweeps from Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists can perform a professional chimney inspection. We know the best way to know what is going on with your chimney and venting system is to have it professionally inspected every year. When our sweeps clean your chimney, they will give your chimney a Level 1 inspection, which is a basic visual examination of the interior and exterior of your chimney. Our sweeps will look for any damage to the components of your chimney as well as hazardous blockages that could cause chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks. Digital cameras are used to give you a document of our findings, and you can trust our chimney sweeps to fully explain what they found during the inspection. If problems are found, our sweeps can show you how they can be corrected.

Avoid the fall rush and contact Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists today to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection.

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