Chimney Cleaning Appointment Considerations – Things to Remember
There is a lot to consider when someone comes into your home to clean or inspect your chimney or heating appliance, and we know that you are busy. Here are some tips that you may find helpful when scheduling and preparing for your chimney cleaning appointment:
For the fastest service possible, we ask that you try to schedule your annual chimney cleanings and inspections during the spring and summer. Fall and winter are the most hectic times as chimney sweeps and we may well be booked out several weeks when you call. Once we have cleaned your chimney the first time we can put you on a yearly reminder list, or a scheduled visit if you prefer, to get you taken care of in the off-season so that come time to burn your heating appliance you know that it is ready to go.
In anticipation of our arrival please stop burning your stove 24-hours before we are scheduled to arrive. Remove any ashes from the ashbox, if applicable, and move any valuables or other objects from the area around your appliance so that we will have room to properly set up and protect your home from any soot, or debris removed during cleaning. This will assure that your valuables and possessions stay safe and clean while we are in your home.
When we clean chimneys and their connected appliances we use special HEPA filtered vacuums and drop cloths to protect your home from any dirt, soot, or debris which may be removed during cleaning. Great care is taken to keep your home as pristine as it was before we arrived.
Schedule an appointment with a Certified Chimney Sweep today!
At The Chimney Doctor, we are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Your safety is our #1 concern in all inspection, cleaning, repair, and installation work we perform. We consult current local building codes and NFPA211 guidelines and regularly take continuing education courses in our field to make sure that your wood, gas, or pellet burning appliance, and its associated chimney, are clean and ready for continued use.
Scheduling a regular chimney inspection each year will save you money in the long run. Instead of making larger, more costly, repairs years down the road smaller repairs can be made at regular intervals to help to help protect your chimney from weathering and keep your chimney safe and operable.