Chicago Chimney Sweep Services
The greatest benefit of owning a fireplace is the comfort that radiant heat brings you on those cold winter days. It’s an enviable feature to have in your home so it’s important to keep it properly maintained. The top priority before using your fireplace is to ensure that the chimney is properly cleaned and maintained. Your local hardware store certainly can sell you a brush attachment for the “do it yourself” handyman, and you may even be considering this option, however this method poses several problems and in fact may cause you serious issues. But you want to save yourself some money and you rationalize by saying “I can do just as good a job as the pros”. How hard can it be to just pass a brush through your chimney right?
Let’s look at the reasons why you should always hire a professional to do the job.
Creosote is dangerous to Your Health
When you hire a professional chimney sweep company such as Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration, they arrived fully equipped to do the job right. They are professionally trained to clean your chimney properly and to remove the dangerous creosote and dispose of it in a safe manner. Creosote consists of unburned carbon that condenses on the inside of your chimney and it is considered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable carcinogen to humans. You should avoid all contact with this material so as not to be exposed to the potential health risk for you and your family.
A Dirty Chimney is a Potential Fire Hazard
By far the most dangerous issue with a dirty chimney is the risk of a chimney fire. The creosote that coats the inside of your chimney is highly flammable and if there is a significant amount present it can cause a raging fire that can easily spread to your roof and result in tragedy. This danger is foremost in the minds of the certified chimney sweeps, and they know how to get rid of this dangerous fire hazard. The experts from companies such as Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration have years of experience in the industry and carry all the right certifications and licenses to safely perform the job according to the industry standards. A final point to highlight is the fact that your home insurance policy usually stipulates that your fireplace be inspected and cleaned by a certified and licensed professional
Here are just some of the reasons to choose a professional chimney sweep company.
- They use professional grade equipment for the job
- They are trained to look for damage to your chimney system
- They belong to a professional associations such as The National Chimney Sweep Guild
- They guarantee their work
To make sure the job is done right by a trained professional, call Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration to book an appointment.