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CHIMNEY CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Over time, your wood burning chimney forms dangerous amounts of creosote (the by-product of wood fires). If ignored, it can start chimney fires and cause smoke and fire damage. The NFPA recommends that all wood burning fireplaces and appliances get inspected annually. Before you light your fireplace give East Side Chimney a call. We'll stop by and inspect your entire wood burning, gas or oil system. We offer the most detailed cleaning and inspection in the industry. If your flue is dirty we will even refund your inspection fee and apply it to the cost of a professional chimney cleaning. Most of the time we can determine what type of system you have and price out your service by phone. Here are the three most common types of fireplaces and a brief description of the cleaning processes.
Standard Wood Burning Fireplace
- First, we start off by covering the area around the fireplace with plastic sheeting. Boot covers are also worn to keep things tidy.
- Next we close the damper and set up the ladders. The brushes are run from the top when possible minimizing dust in the house.
- The damper is opened and the entire firebox, smoke chamber and smoke shelf are cleaned by hand and vacuumed with a HEPA certified filter.
- Finally the entire chimney is inspected with a fine toothed comb. We look over absolutely everything to ensure you will be burning safely and with confidence.
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Wood Burning Fireplace Insert
- In addition to the standard service, we determine if you have a NFPA approved liner attached to the stove and, if so, a poly brush is run through the flue safely removing any creosote deposits. Then the stove is disassembled, vacuumed, inspected and reassembled.
- Heating your home with wood can save you both money and years on the life of your furnace. Properly cleaning and maintaining your wood burning appliance annually is very important. The flue pipes should be checked every 2 months and cleaned yearly.
- The cleaning process for a wood stove varies depending on the model and style. Many of the newer stoves are catalytic and burn differently than stoves produced before 1988. The honeycomb filter must be checked for fire worthiness. The stovepipes are often removed and cleaned outside, then steel or poly chimney brushes clean the flue.
- The stove and flue are vacuumed and checked for proper clearances, draft, seals, damper function, gasket condition, structural integrity, etc.
- The stovepipes are re-installed and inspected once again. The area is left clean of all debris.