A Chimney Sweep: What to Expect

Part of being an adult in America is being a responsible consumer. This means that homeowners keep their lawn properly manicured, take their car in for routine services and oil changes, and head to the doctor and dentist for annual checkups. Being responsible for your health and your life is easy. Taking care of the parts of your home that the neighbors may see is easy. It’s equally important to take care of the things that are easy to overlook. Chimney maintenance may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it can help your chimney work better, can prevent fires and exposure to hazardous gases, and can maintain your property value. Don’t neglect your chimney maintenance. If you’re afraid to schedule a sweep because you’re not sure what it entails, here is everything you need to know, and more!

Your Chimney Sweep
When you schedule a chimney sweep with the professionals, you get the best services possible. At Black Moose Chimney and Stove, our technicians are CSIA certified, licensed, and experienced in cleaning, repairing, and inspecting chimney systems. It’s important to schedule a pre-season chimney sweep and inspection before you light your first fire of the season. Schedule today and your chimney will be ready when you are.

First, you can make sure the space around your fireplace opening is clear of valuables, so that your chimney sweep can get right to work when they arrive on site. We use drop cloths to protect your flooring and furniture, and air filtration to prevent dust and soot from escaping into the house. Using special brushes and a vacuuming system, your technician will then clean your flue from top to bottom, remove and inspect your stove pipe connector, clean and service your stove or insert, and take photos for documentation. At the end of the appointment, we’ll use a video scanning system to get an up-close look at the interior of the system to ensure it is clear of all hazards and debris. You will also get a full and detailed report on the condition of the chimney and recommended repairs if necessary.

Standard Inspection
The video scan is usually provided during a level 2 inspection, but we offer a video scan after every chimney sweep. This not only guarantees our work, but also gives us a good look at the interior of the system. If you don’t hire a professional to clean your chimney, you will not get this necessary service, and may have to pay for diagnostics later. Kill two birds with one stone, and get the video scan, inspection, and sweep all at one time, and don’t worry about the chimney again this season!

Don’t leave your safety up to chance or risk damaging your chimney or your home by neglecting your necessary chimney service appointments. Call and schedule a sweep with Black Moose now. Call 603-525-7905 today.