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What Is a Chimney Sweep?
Ever since the advent of fireplaces and chimneys, there has been the need to deal with the mess and hassle of cleaning and maintaining these fixtures. Modern chimney cleaners are called “chimney sweeps,” a term dating back more than 200 years. Although the name is a little odd, the work these professionals do is anything but.
A dirty chimney is a dangerous chimney. Regular fireplace use during the cold winters we have here in Indianapolis produces smoke, and over time the byproducts of smoke build up on the inside of a chimney. Having this sticky substance professionally cleaned on an annual basis can prevent a chimney fire.
Cleaning your chimney should be a normal part of yearly maintenance. Before the cleaning, however, there is the inspection, which accomplishes more than determining if and how a chimney should be cleaned.
Chimney and fireplace inspections
The field technicians at Chimney Solutions are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and are uniquely trained to spot problems within a fireplace or chimney that could turn into serious issues. Using video technology, your chimney sweep will be able to visualize exactly what’s happening down the chimney and provide efficient solutions.
In addition to a heavy buildup of creosote (a byproduct of smoke), chimneys may also show signs of deterioration such as cracked bricks, crumbling mortar or holes or cracks within the chimney liner, if there is one. A chimney that is structurally compromised can collapse and result in serious bodily injury and property damage.
Dealing with a smoky fireplace
Often a chimney sweep will be called out because of smoke and drafting problems. It’s not uncommon in these cases to discover that debris has gotten into the chimney and partially blocked the air flow. Debris can include anything from the outside – leaves, twigs, birds’ nests and in some cases small animals who have crawled in there and died.
Chimney sweeps also inspect your fireplace, paying special attention to any signs of deterioration within the firebox. Service personnel at Chimney Solutions are skilled in understanding what the problem is and then solving it with expert workmanship in all areas of repair and rebuilding.
At the end of the day, a certified chimney sweep can be a homeowner’s best friend. Every member of the Chimney Solutions team is committed to fireplace and chimney safety and a level of customer service that’s unmatched in our industry.
If it’s time for a chimney inspection in Indianapolis or surrounding areas, call Chimney Solutions today at PHONE NUMBER. A technician will meet with you and discuss the best plan of attack to get your fireplace system running cleanly and safely.