Every year about almost 25,000 chimney fires happen in the U.S. according to the CPSC that result in millions of dollars in property loss. The majority of these fires happen because of creosote build up in the chimney, due imporper or infrequent chimney sweeping. In most cases property owners can avoid this risk by having their chimney sweeped and inspected annually. Proper annual chimney sweeping will reduce the risk of fire and allow EcoClean technicians to find any other issues that exist.
Another risk associated with creosote build up is that it reduces the flow of gases from the fireplace or heating appliance to the top of the flue. This decrease in air flow increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is an extremely hazardous situation. Having your chimney sweeped once a year will make sure that the air flow out of the chimney stays at maximum efficiency and therefor drastically reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
EcoClean technicians use hard wire brushes to scrape the inside of the chimney flue. These hard wire brushes remove the build up of creosote on the flue walls. At the same time vacuum suction is used during the entire chimney sweep, to contain particles and keep the process clean for the home owner. Any left over debris is cleaned out of the smoke chamber and firebox. All these steps ensure that the entire chimney is clean from top to bottom. They also allow the technician to further ispect the chimney flue walls for signs of deterioration. After the chimney is sweeped EcoClean technicians will provide a full level 1 inspection report to the homeowner(level 2 and 3 inspections will be provided if warranted, check out our inspections page for more information).
By choosing EcoClean to sweep your chimney, you are choosing a certified company with the know how to get the job done correctly. EcoClean provides free estimates over the phone Call now or by email through the form located on this page. If your chimney is in need of sweeping contact them today to receive a free estimate.