It’s always a good idea to get your fireplace professionally cleaned before and after the autumn and winter seasons when you will be using the fireplace the most. Getting your fireplace professionally cleaned will ensure that it’s safe to use for all season long.
When you choose to get a professional cleaning for your fireplace the specialist that cleans your fireplace will use a variety of professional grade tools to make sure that your fireplace, chimney, and flue are clean, free of debris and waiting for that first autumn fire to be lit.
The tools that you can use to clean your chimney and fireplace don’t compare to the professional tools that trained technicians have access to. Technicians that are trained to use professional tools and have access to the latest tools will get your fireplace and chimney cleaner than you can by yourself. Professional fireplace cleaners use tools like.
Professional fireplace cleaning technicians have brushes that are designed to fit into any style or size of a chimney and clean creosote and other debris quickly and effectively. Removing the creosote and other debris from the chimney is essential from preventing a chimney fire.
A fireplace cleaning tech will start with a firm brush attached to a long wire handle that they can use to knock loose debris and chips of creosote. They also have mid-size brushes and a wide variety of hand brushes ranging from extremely stiff to soft so that they can remove soot and debris on chimney caps and other hard to reach places.
Chimney cleaning logs can make the creosote easier to get off by turning it into chips but it won’t get your chimney clean and it won’t remove the remains of old creosote.
Creosote, which is left behind when wood burns, is very flammable and can quickly catch fire if the chimney is dirty. That’s why it’s so important that you get your fireplace and chimney professionally cleaned before you plan on using your fireplace in the fall or winter.
You should really have it cleaned at the end of the season as well, but in order to make sure that your fireplace and chimney are safe to use in the fall you should get a professional cleaning done so that the technician can use brushes and other tools to get the chimney totally clean before you start regularly using your fireplace again.
Specially designed vacuums are used by chimney and fireplace cleaners to attack the small bits of debris and the creosote that flakes off the inside of the chimney. Old creosote that coats the inside of the chimney can sometimes flake off and stick to the sides of the chimney or fall down into the actual burning area of the fireplace.
Vacuums that are designed to fit into the narrow space of a chimney can attack those small flakes and particles and suck them up before they start a chimney fire or become a health hazard. Dust, small insects, and other debris can also be removed quickly and easily with a vacuum.
Professional fireplace cleaners also use vacuums to clean up the debris that falls through the chimney into your fireplace and the area around the fireplace during the cleaning process. Using vacuums with air filters the professional techs can make sure that all the small bits of debris are sucked up so that they don’t interfere with the air quality in your home.
Professional Grade Cleaners
If it’s been a while since your chimney was cleaned well-equipped professional fireplace cleaners can use professional grade cleaners that will remove any debris, soot or creosote that can’t be removed with a brush or vacuum. Industrial strength chimney cleaners are designed to lift off even the most hardened layers of debris.
If you’ve just bought a home with a fireplace that you’d like to use but it hasn’t been cleaned in a long time, or ever, technicians can use high-quality professional cleaners to get that fireplace clean and make it safe to use.
Or if you have been using your fireplace as a primary heat source through the winter and it’s dirty because you were using it all the time, a technician might need to use industrial strength cleaners to get it ready to use again this winter.
Using professional grade cleaners that are designed to safely and quickly clean even the most caked on creosote and debris from a chimney means that you won’t have to spend a small fortune trying to find a cleaner that is safe to use and effective.
Nothing that you can buy from the home improvement store or a box home store will be able to get the chimney as clean as professional grade products that are designed to be used by professionals who know how to use them safely.
Why Get Professional Cleaning
There are some home tasks that you can probably do yourself without putting yourself or your family at risk. And if you want to tackle those jobs yourself to save money that could be a smart way to maintain your home on a budget. But you should never take chances with your family’s safe and with the safety of your home.
There’s nothing like the beautiful glow and pleasant popping and crackling of a real wood fire as the temperature drops. Gather around the fireplace with friends and family for some hot tea and hot chocolate while the snow is falling in the winter.
In order to enjoy the beauty of a fire safely, you should always get your fireplace and chimney professionally cleaned before using them. Professional technicians are trained to clean your chimney safely and to look for signs of creosote or chemical debris.
When professionals clean your chimney, you get more than just a thorough cleaning. you’ll also get the peace of mind of knowing that a professional has examined your fireplace and chimney.
And when a professional cleans out your chimney you are lowering the chances of having a chimney fire that could easily become a house fire.
Better Safe Than Sorry
So don’t take any chances when it comes to your home or your safety. Talk to a professional chimney cleaner today to find out more about the many benefits of having a professional chimney cleaning.
You can get personalized estimates based on how many fireplaces you have and the condition that they are in. Fall is coming and winter isn’t far away so now is the time to make sure that your fireplace and chimney are clean, safe, and ready to go.
Before you know it snow will be here and you’ll be happy that you can cozy up to a fire in the fireplace knowing that the chimney has been professionally cleaned. Contact us today and speak to a specialist!