Capital Chimney Corp offers chimney sweep & cleaning services for Chicago area properties. We can help ensure your chimney is safe and to clear any buildup of harmful substances. Performing regular chimney sweeps can greatly increase the life of your chimney, as well as decrease the possibility of safety hazards and more expensive repairs down the road. The Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Chimney Sweeps Guild all advise that you should get your chimney swept at least once a year, depending on how much you use the chimney.
What Is A Chimney Sweep?
A chimney sweep is a service that centers around cleaning and removing creosote accumulation, checking the fire-worthiness of the flue (liner), and assuring there are no obstructions. Creosote is a flammable substance and accumulates in chimneys when fireplaces are being used. Chimney fires cause more than $200 million dollars of property damage per year! Prevent this from happening to your house and call Capital Chimney Corp. We will ensure that your chimney is functioning properly and is fire worthy. Additionally, our chimney sweeps in Chicago come with a free 14 point safety inspection to guarantee maximum safety and performance for your chimney and home.
Cleaning All Types Of Chimneys
All types of heating appliances that require ventilation should have their flues cleaned. A clean system properly encourages harmful substances to flow out of your home while protecting you from fires or inefficient energy use. Who wants to spend the winter worrying about drafts, smoke, or dirty backflows? Here are just a few appliances that should have their flues cleaned:
- Wood Burning Stoves
- Pellet Stoves
- Gas Stoves
- Gas Furnaces
- Oil Furnaces
- Gas Water Heaters
- Electric Water Haters
- Gas Boilers
Why Get A Chimney Sweep?
During normal fireplace operation, a layer of creosote can accumulate on the inside of the chimney which will restrict the flow. The creosote is also highly flammable, which can cause a chimney fire, and subsequently a house fire. The fireplace must be swept to remove this creosote and prevent any fires from starting. Our certified sweeps can help you gain all the benefits of proper preventative maintenance. Here are just a few benefits of a chimney sweep:
- Remove Flammable Creosote
- Thorough Soot Removal
- Ensure Fire Worthiness Of The Structure
- Ensure Proper Ventilation
- Clear Out Animals & Other Obstructions
- Free 14 Point Chimney Inspection
- Increase In Heating Efficiency
- Decrease Chances Of Chimney & House Fires
- Decrease Chances Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Beware Of Creosote
Creosote is an oily, tar-like residue that builds up on the inside of your flue liner as you burn fuel in your fireplace or other heating appliance. This substance is so much more than unattractive. It is highly flammable. A spark in the wrong place can result in a fire that can quickly spread to your entire home and property.
Fireplace Maintenance Protects You
A thorough fireplace sweep cleans out flammable buildup and ensures proper flow of chemicals out of your home. Our fireplace cleaning service leaves you with a clean, better working liner, firebox, smoke chamber, and damper.
Inspections That Save You Money
With each chimney sweep service, we also include a 14 point inspection. This helps you catch damage, deterioration, and structural problems that can easily otherwise be missed throughout the year.
If problems are spotted, you can count on us for early intervention and everything from liner repair to tuckpointing and full chimney rebuilds.
Making Sure Your Chimney Is Safe
The main objective of a Chicago chimney sweep is to make sure that your chimney is safe and to clear any buildup of harmful substances in your fireplace and chimney. Not getting routine cleanings on your chimney may result in hazardous issues and expensive damages.
We will ensure that there are no obstructions such as animals, nesting, or debris. We will also inspect the flue to verify that it has not partially or completely collapsed.
Schedule Your Chicago Area Chimney Cleaning
Chimney sweep and cleaning services are for more than just removing animal nests or addressing a smoky fireplace. They keep you and your property safe. At Capital Chimney Corp, we look forward to helping you with your chimney sweep & cleanings needs in the Chicago, IL area.
Contact us today to schedule your annual sweep and inspection appointment and get the bonus of peace of mind year round.