Chimney Sweeps & Cleaning
The chimney at your Indianapolis home will run safer and more efficiently if you keep it clean. Professional chimney sweeping is the way to do this.
Chimney Solutions of Indianapolis provides homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their chimneys are safe to use and able to perform well year after year. Here’s some helpful information on the chimney sweep process.
How We Sweep Chimneys
The term “chimney sweeping” has been around for a long time, but it’s not a perfectly accurate term because cleaning a chimney usually involves a lot more than “sweeping.” In fact, a thorough job can only be done with the brushes, rotating rods, scrubbers, solvents and high-powered vacuums that are part of a chimney technician’s arsenal of tools.
When we clean a chimney for our Indianapolis customers, we focus on two main areas:
- Creosote removal
- The removal of debris
What Is Creosote?
Creosote is a substance that accumulates when wood fires burn and smoke condenses inside the chimney flue. Creosote can be sticky, flaky, puffy or solid. In all its forms, it’s highly flammable.
The majority of reported chimney fires in the Indianapolis region each year are caused by ignited creosote. In most cases, annual chimney sweep service is sufficient to reduce the risk of a fire in your chimney.
Drafting obstructions in Indianapolis chimneys
If you don’t have a quality chimney cap or flue cover, it means the top of your chimney is open to all kinds of intrusions. Throughout Indianapolis and surrounding communities, we often find large amounts of tree debris, the nests of small animals and sometimes even dead animals, such as squirrels, birds and rodents.
This material will narrow the flue and cause smoke to draft poorly. When drafting is impeded, smoke and deadly carbon monoxide can back up into your home.
Along with the above-mentioned debris, built-up creosote can also contribute to a drafting problem. A chimney cap will keep debris out, and proper chimney sweeping will reduce the level of creosote.
Indianapolis Chimney Inspections
A very important part of a chimney cleaning job is a basic chimney safety inspection. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will take a close look at all readily accessible areas of your chimney to check for signs of damage and malfunction.
We’ll report to you any issues we find and offer recommendations on the right way to address them. Our technicians are qualified to make all necessary repairs.
We Care About Your Home
Chimney sweeping may sound like a dirty job, and in some ways, it is. But we take extra precautions to safeguard your home and possessions during a chimney cleaning job. We move things out of the work area and cover objects near the fireplace to keep them from getting damaged or dusty.
We’re proud of the fact that our Indianapolis customers regularly tell us that when we finish a job, their homes look exactly as they did before we arrived. The only difference is that their chimneys are now clean and safe.
Call Your Indianapolis Chimney Experts Today
If it’s time to have your chimney swept and inspected, our expert technicians are ready to get to work. Reach out today at (317) 757-6979 or get in touch with our handy contact form.