A Chimney cap helps prevent water, animals and debris from entering your chimney. An open chimney is obviously a hole in the top of your roof. While a fire burns it will push air up and out with no problem. However, 3/4 of the year it is simply a place for rain, bats, birds, squirrels and debris to enter your house. A chimney cap also helps to prevent sparks from your fire landing on dry material that may cause a fire. Chimney cpas come in a variety of shapes, colors and styles.
Our company guarantees that we will take every precaution to insure the safety and cleanliness of your home, from the time we enter until the time we leave. We are fully insured so that you can rest assured knowing that if anything did occur while in your home we would make sure it would be taken care of.
Every situation is unique. While no two chimneys are the same, the standard cleaning process for a fireplace would be for the technician to come into the home, tarp off the firebox so that no soot escapes into your home. He would then use a variety of specialized equipment to sweep out the chimney and use a high powered vacuum to remove any soot.
The best time of the year to clean a chimney is in the spring time, after the heating season. During the winter, furnaces are subjected to long running cycles, which will produce soot that may adhere to the sides of the chimney. The accumulation of the soot deposits will fall to the base of a masonry chimney.
This is the number one question chimney sweeps are asked. The Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fire Protection Association both say you should have a chimney sweep clean your chimney once a year or more depending on use. The Consumer Products Safety Commission’s statistics show an average of 25,100 chimney fires responsible for 30 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage each year.