ALL OF CHIMNEY CLEANINGS INCLUDE A FREE FULL WRITTEN SAFETY INSPECTION BY A NATIONALLY CERTIFIED CHIMNEY SWEEP
As per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 211) chimneys should be inspected annually and cleaned as needed to prevent chimney fires. A standard chimney cleaning includes, cleaning of the entire system from the firebox to the chimney cap. Drop Cloths are laid down in front of the fireplace, with a Triple-Hepa filtered vacuum running the entire time of the cleaning to control any dust. In most cases chimney flues are cleaned from the top with flat wire brushes. This is the proper way with the end result of a cleaner flue.
Once the exterior portion of the cleaning is complete we will also clean from the inside. The damper will be removed to access the smoke shelf for cleaning. This is one of the most important areas to clean (in rare cases the damper cannot be removed). All of our cleanings include a written safety inspection; this is commonly known as a 21-point inspection. The system will be inspected for any defects with state of the art video equipment and the technician will be able to show you if any problems are found.
If we are contracted to clean a chimney and the technician determines it doesn’t need to be cleaned, he will still do a 21 point written safety inspection and reduce the price from a cleaning to just an inspection.