Chimney Cleaning / Sweeping
Chimney cleaning (aka chimney sweep) provides complete cleaning services of your fireplace, hearth, chimney and flue systems. It clears ash and soot from chimneys. The chimney uses the pressure difference caused by a hot column of gas to create a draught and draw air over the hot coals or wood enabling continued combustion from your fireplace, and up the chimney to expel them outside, safely away from your living and the air you breath.
Clean Air Canada provide fully insured chimney cleaning services and inspection to ensure your chimney is safe, and that there are no issues or damage.
Do not use the fireplace again if you have more than one fourth inch of creosote deposition until it is completely cleaned—a chimney fire could occur at any time. To check for creosote, shine the light near the top of the firebox, in the smoke chamber and around the damper.
Why Should You Get Your Chimney Cleaned?
Chimneys and fireplaces require regular inspections, maintenance and cleaning that greatly reduces the risk of a dangerous chimney fire, and prevents toxic fumes or carbon monoxide poisoning causing major harm.
During regular chimney use, debris, ashes, soot, and a layer of flammable creosote accumulate in the chimney and fireplace. Creosote is a flammable substance that with time builds up inside your home’s chimney or liner as a result of burning wood and other fuels. Accumulation of soot and creosote can fuel a chimney fire that may significantly damage the chimney or spread to the rest of the home. Creosote build-up can also reduce the air flow of a fireplace and it’s burning efficiency.
With our cleaning service a complete damage inspection is performed and the chimney and firebox are cleaned using a variety of specialized chimney cleaning tools. Soot and debris are removed to help prevent build-up of creosote, a major cause of chimney fires.
Contaminated, dusty diffusers are a good indication that your system’s ductwork requires cleaning. Our process involves high pressure cleaning, degreasing, and decalcification. Clean Air Canada also works to professionally clean a broad range of HVAC components, including air handling units, heat pumps, plenums, turning vanes, grills, vents, iffusers, blowers and fans.
How Often Should You Get Your Chimney Cleaned?
It is recommended that your chimney or other wood burning system should be inspected and cleaned once every year, especially if you use your fireplace often to protect your home from the dangers of flue fires.
If your fireplace is used extensively approximately more than 50 times, a second cleaning may be required. When you’re not sure about the accumulation of Creosote in your chimney then request an additional inspection – just to be safe and for your peace of mind. We’ll give you an honest evaluation and let you know if your chimney needs a second cleaning or not.
How do you clean a Chimney?
On average chimney cleaning usually takes about an 1 hour. Some systems and circumstances may vary.
- Step 1 : Clean Service Technicians will begin by inspecting your home’s fireplace system to ensure that masonry stones are intact, in place and in good working order. We will also inspect your home’s hearth and advise you of any safety issues we find.
- Step 2 : Remove loose ashes with a fireplace shovel and place in the trash can.
- Step 3: Sweep up the loose dust and line the fireplace with newspapers to catch the brick and flue debris. Use a wire brush and scraper to loosen soot.
- Step 4: Clean off soot-stained bricks with a mixture of warm water and baking soda.
We guarantee no mess during or after the Chimney Cleaning or Sweep. Clean Air Canada will use a high-efficiency vacuum with a HEPA filter and a new drop sheet for every job. With our sweep or clean service the chimney and firebox are cleaned using a variety of specialized chimney cleaning tools.
Majority of our chimney cleaning and sweep job are done from inside. However there are a few exceptions.
Why Should You Get Your Chimney Cleaned?
- Step 1: Chimneys and fireplaces require regular inspections and cleaning to ensure safety and clean air to avoid potential risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and thereby keeping toxic fumes out of your life in your house.
- Step 2: Having your chimney cleaned removes the Soot and debris to help prevent build-up of creosote, a major cause of chimney fires.
- Step 3: Annual inspection and service and prevents damage and increases performance.
After initial inspection, we then perform a professional chimney sweeping to remove build-ups of ash and creosote to protect your home from flue fires with the care and know how to get the job done.
Some systems and circumstances may vary. Get in touch with us to ask a few questions to help give you an estimated time for your chimney system.Clean Air Canada is here for all your chimney needs!
We make sure that all of your systems are in great working condition when we conduct our yearly inspection.We provide fully insured chimney cleaning services and inspection to ensure your chimney is safe, and that there are no issues or damage. Schedule chimney cleaning today with Clean Air Canada.
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