The Importance of Chimney Sweeping
On the face of it, chimney sweeping seems simple enough, but that is in fact not the case. It’s a detailed process that can only really be properly performed by a professional technician. They are the ones who will keep your chimney clean and your home safe.
You are probably not aware of how hard your chimney works to keep you safe from harmful substances whenever you are using any of the vented appliances – fireplaces, stoves, furnaces, etc. – in your home. Blockages can occur, though, and that usually happens when debris build up to form creosote, which is what happens with unburned flue gasses in the chimney. This buildup can eventually create a chimney fire hazard, and it’s possible that the flames may spread to flammable parts of your home. A professional chimney sweep will scrub the affected areas and make sure that your chimney works as it should.
The good news is that chimney sweeping is an affordable service, and on that should be considered an important part of the maintenance of your home.
The National Fire Protection Agency recommends that chimneys be inspected annually, and that cleanings should be performed as needed. Sticking to that schedule should keep your home safe, and your chimney working properly.
Our Cleaning Process
When you choose ARC Chimney Sweeps of Baton Rouge, LA for your chimney services, you can be assured of a professional job performed by our highly trained technicians. They are thorough in their work, and they ensure that your home is left as clean as it was before they arrived. The entire process will be documented for your review.
A few things to remember before we arrive at your home:
- 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
All told, you can expect the process to last about an hour, during which time the technician will do the following:
- 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 (225) 407-0140 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.
A chimney sweep performs very important work that plays a crucial role in the safety of your home. Ignoring any potential chimney issues could lead to a catastrophe, so let ARC Chimney Sweeps of Baton Rouge, LA make sure that your home stays as safe as possible.