Chimney Sweeping and Inspection
- Current Internet Special - $99.95
Additional charges may apply for very tall chimneys or wood burning stoves, call for a free estimate.
Our Service Includes The Following:
- Scrub chimney flue with wire brush attached to long fiberglass poles.
- Vacuum all soot, ashes and creosote in fireplace and behind damper and smoke shelf. (Please remove all partially burnt logs prior to our arrival.)
- Inspect fireplace and chimney for damage and excessive wear and tear. (Including; chimney cover, crown wash, brick, mortar, flue tiles and flashing.)
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If you have more questions or would like a free estimate
Call: (612) 558-1737
What Our Technicians Will Do:
- Upon arrival, our technicians will asses the situation to determine wither to clean the fireplace chimney from the top or the bottom.
- They will then set up the equipment and tarps or drop cloths making sure to protect all furniture and other objects surrounding the fireplace.
- Next they will insert a steel or fiberglass brush, attached to long fiberglass poles. The flue is scrubbed until all soot and creosote build-up is removed from the chimney liner or flue tiles.
- Afterwards, they will open up the damper and vacuum all the debris that has fallen behind the damper which is called your smoke shelf.
- We will then vacuum all the ashes out of the fireplace and make sure fireplace and surrounding area is left neat and clean.
- Finally, the technician will present you with a written evaluation on the condition of the fireplace and chimney and any possible recommendations.
Fireplace & Chimney Cleaning Tips:
is such a highly flammable substance, it is very important to have your fireplace and chimney cleaned when necessary.
How often you should have your fireplace and chimney cleaned depends on the amount of soot and creosote build-up in your chimney flue.
Over time, the chimney begins to accumulate enough soot and creosote that it begins to obstruct the draft needed for proper functioning.
Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends an inspection every year. Most fire departments recommend cleaning approximately every 40 fires.
For more information contact the Minneapolis Fire Department
. In addition, all fireplace chimneys and furnace flues require a cap or cover to prevent insects, animals and debris from getting into chimney flues.
The NFPA National Fire Protection Agency recommends having your fireplace chimney inspected every year.
According to CSIA Chimney Safety Institute of America, 1/4 inch of creosote build up in your chimney flue is enough to cause your chimney to catch fire and bu
Fireplace caps prevent moisture from getting into your fireplace flue causing expensive repairs.
Water proofing your chimney will extend the life of the chimney and help prevent costly chimney repairs.
How tall should my chimney be?
CSIA says "Your chimney should be at least 3 feet tall and and at least 2 feet taller than anything within 10 feet of it."
Why is smoke backing up from my fireplace?
Your chimney could be too short, there could be an obstruction, or simply needs to be cleaned.
"Danger In The Darkness"
It was Saturday, on a cold Minnesota winter evening. A newlywed couple decided they would like to have a romantic evening and build a fire in their fireplace. They had just recently purchased the home and were not aware as to the last time the fireplace and chimney had been cleaned. Never the less, they decided to go ahead and build a fire.
Later on in the evening, while in the kitchen preparing some snacks and a glass of wine, they began to hear what sounded to be like a "heard of cattle" coming from their living room. By the time they realized something was definitely wrong, they entered the living room to discover that their fireplace was totally out of control. What happened was all the years of build-up creosote inside the chimney flue had finally ignited and sent the chimney flue bursting into flames.
A column of sparks flew out the top of the chimney starting an overhead tree on fire. Burning branches and sparks from the chimney set the highly flammable chimney shingles on fire. Then, as the roof began to burn, an overhead power line started on fire, causing a nearby transformer in the alley to explode.
The fire department finally arrived, but now the house was completely engulfed in flames. Their next door neighbors house had begun to catch fire as well. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, but their new home was up in smoke.
To make matters worse, the insurance company would not cover the damages because when they purchased the home, the purchase agreement said in fine print, "Chimney needs cleaning and inspection, do not operate until cleaning and inspection performed by professional."
The moral of the story is, "Don't wait till it's too late to get your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned."
Our Cleaning Specialties Include;
Furnaces, air duct systems, dryer vents, water heaters, boilers, and wood burning chimneys.
We also install caps and perform inspections.
Proudly Serving The Following Twin Cities Locations:
Apple Valley, Anoka, Andover, Arden Hills, Bloomington, Burnsville, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Blaine, Champlin, Chanhassen, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Corcoran, Cottage Grove, Chaska, Columbia Heights, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Excelsior, Farmington, Fridley, Golden Valley, Ham Lake, Hopkins, Inver Grove Heights, Isanti, Jordan, Lakeville, Lake Elmo, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Moundsview, New Brighton, New Hope, North Oaks, Oakdale, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Robbinsdale, Richfield, Rosemount, Roseville, Savage, Shakopee, Shoreview, Shorewood, Saint Paul, St. Paul, St. Louis Park, South St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Stillwater, Tonka Bay, Vadnais Heights, Victoria, Wayzata, West St. Paul, White Bear Lake and Woodbury