Chimney, Fireplace & Stove Cleaning Services From CSIA-Certified Professionals You Can Trust
Whether you have a pre-manufactured fireplace, a masonry fireplace, a stove, or an insert, regular cleanings are vital to the safety, performance, and longevity of the appliance and the attached chimney or stovepipe. Have you had your chimney and fireplace or stove cleaned recently?
No matter what type of fuel your appliance burns, be it wood, pellet, or gas, cleanings are necessary, and The Chimney Doctor can help. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps who specialize in hearth appliance and chimney cleaning, and we can make sure your system is clean and ready for another burn season.
But first things first: When should you have your chimney and fireplace or stove cleaned?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 states that, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
The CSIA recommends that “open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8 inch of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Factory-built fireplaces should be swept when any appreciable buildup occurs. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and can shorten the life of the fireplace.”
In other words, there is no hard and fast rule that says you’ll need to have your chimney and fireplace, stove, or insert cleaned after every burn season.
So what’s the best way to determine when your chimney is due for a cleaning? Schedule an annual inspection with a CSIA-certified chimney sweep and have your stove, fireplace, or insert serviced before or after each and every burn season. During an inspection, we’ll look for soot and creosote buildup and let you know whether or not you’re overdue.
If it is time for a cleaning, you can count on The Chimney Doctor to do the job right.
We have specialized cleaning systems, specialty rotary cleaning systems, and rods for pellet, gas, and wood-burning systems, and will clean everything, including the chimney flue or stove pipe, the damper, the firebox, the smoke chamber, and the glass (if applicable). We’ll also make use of AW Perkins ROVAC HEPA-filtered vacuums to ensure a mess-free home throughout our cleaning service.
Use Your Fireplace Or Stove With Confidence — Scheduling Is Easy
You deserve a safe and enjoyable fireside experience and our cheerful, professional, and knowledgeable team wants to make sure you have just that. So what are you waiting for? Call 970-234-3330 to schedule your inspection and cleaning today! When our CSIA -certified sweeps are done, you’ll enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing your chimney and fireplace, stove, or insert are clean, free of combustible deposits and buildup, blockages, and corrosive residue, and ready to be enjoyed.