If you’re a homeowner who uses their chimney throughout our cold and snowy Indiana winters, then there’s one specific annual maintenance task you don’t want to skip out on. We’re referring to having your chimney swept and inspected before the upcoming fall season. However, there are four questions to ask before hiring a chimney sweep.
Hiring a chimney sweep comes down to one important word: safety. Having your chimney swept and inspected cuts down on the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It also helps to reduce the risk of creosote buildup starting a chimney fire.
Plus, there are monetary considerations as well. One of the benefits of working with Chimney Solutions is that we can help increase the efficiency of your system, saving you money in the long run.
There are two answers to this question. The first is that hiring a chimney sweep is something you should do at least once a year. Ideally, you would do this in the off-season, between May and September, when your chimney is most likely not in use.
This is, of course, the minimum. If you use your chimney outside of the colder months, you may need a twice-a-year sweep and inspection. In addition, if you notice any indication of a thick, sticky, tar-like substance on the inside of your flue, you should call us right away. This substance is creosote, and the faster it builds up the more frequently you’ll need to have your chimney swept and inspected.
A chimney sweep will obviously help keep your chimney clean. Beyond that, they should perform an in-depth inspection of the structure, including the cap, crown, and flue, as well as the brick and mortar. While there, they should also remove any blockages such as animals or debris. Finally, they can perform basic repairs to keep your chimney in peak operational condition.
The price of a standard chimney sweep will vary from company to company. It’s always best to reach out and discuss the cost while scheduling your appointment. Depending on the level of services they provide, it shouldn’t cost more than $400 and may be as low as $150. The national average is right around $250. This, of course, assumes that your chimney doesn’t need significant repairs. A missing cap, for example, can cost as little as $25 upwards of $800, depending on the type of materials you choose to replace it with.
Our company focuses on not only keeping your family safe but allowing you to use your chimney all season long. When hiring a chimney sweep, trust in the best: the team at Chimney Solutions.
Ready to get started? Then contact Chimney Solutions,
LLC to book your chimney sweep and inspection by
calling us at 317-757-6979 or through our website.
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If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area. See a complete list of zip codes, cities, and towns that we serve in Marion County and beyond >>
We believe that education and ongoing training is important, which is why we continuously invest in ourselves and our team to deliver better service to you. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) – certified and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so whenever advancements are made within the industry, we’re among the first to know about it. When you work with Chimney Solutions, you can expect the latest information and the most advanced services and techniques. We strive to exceed expectations on every job from a routine chimney sweep and chimney cleaning to a full chimney restoration.
We’re committed to providing the best service possible and look forward to serving you and your family, year after year. Call 317-757-6979 to get started! >>