Although Frazier Park is located in sunny California, the temperatures can get chilly during winter. Not to mention, residents can end up with inches (or even feet) of snow. If you’re one of the many who enjoy using their fireplaces, you need to guarantee that your own is ready to serve you well during the frigid season. There’s only one obvious choice for knowledgeable and efficient chimney sweeping: Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Frazier Park and Pine Mountain Club, California!
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Frazier Park and Pine Mountain Club
Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important?
The main reason for cleaning a chimney is to clear away the creosote that builds up inside. This substance is highly flammable, and (if too much accumulates) it could cause a chimney fire. There have been numerous chimney fires in Pine Mountain Club since we at Midtown started servicing the community here in 2007.
What Are the Chimney Inspection Regulations?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fireplace manufacturers recommend that wood and bio-fuel pellet stoves get swept clean every year. Masonry and factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when the soot level reaches 1/8”. These regulations must be followed in order for most manufacturers to honor their warranties. So cleaning and inspecting every year is a good protocol for all!
How Often Does a Fireplace Need to Be Cleaned?
“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.” This is stated by Document 211 of the NFPA. Even if you seldom use your fireplace, an annual inspection can help prevent serious damage if your fireplace has fallen into disrepair. And an annual cleaning will help you get to know your fireplace more!
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps Cleans Chimneys in Frazier Park
Use of the Best Tools in the Hearth Industry Trade
Our HEPA dust-extractor vacuum is safe to use on both carpet and hard surfaces. It sucks away dust and debris in a single pass using triple-filtration, leaving the air particulate-free. It’s a quiet device that’s made in Germany and unsurpassed in the industry.
Certified and Insured Professionals Cleaning Your Chimney
All our technicians are CCP-certified (Certified Chimney Professionals™, a national credential for chimney sweeps) and are required to carry both business automotive and general liability insurance. We choose only workers who can uphold the highest degree of professionalism and courtesy. They will make sure their service was up to par by giving you a customer service questionnaire after each job.
Types of Inspections
The two levels of inspections are as follows: Level I is a thorough visual scan of the external parts of the stove or fireplace, which satisfies the annual regulation inspection. Level II, which is required by the NFPA 211 for property managers (when ownership changes), realtors, and new homeowners, combines the external inspection with a live-video scan of interiors. The technician will use the video feed to look for damage and debris buildup inside the chimney.
Dryer Vent Maintenance in Frazier Park, California
Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important Here in Pine Mountain Club and Frazier Park?
Unfortunately, it’s possible for debris (such as lint and pet hair) to accumulate in your clothes dryer vent. The accumulation of debris and the high electrical heat can cause a fire if the vent isn’t cleaned regularly.
How Often Should Your Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
Once a year is typically sufficient for cleaning the dryer vent, but the area around the vent should be checked every 6 months to be sure there’s no damage. Very small holes can form in the flexible connector (which is behind the dryer) and cause dust or carbon monoxide to leak in. Additionally, many homes have outdated plastic flexible connectors that are not up to code and must be replaced.
For all your chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning needs, choose Midtown Chimney Sweeps right here in Frazier Park. We will make sure that your wood or gas-burning fireplace, wood or pellet-burning stove, or clothes dryer vent is in tip-top shape.