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When your town has a nickname like Land of the Four Seasons, you know you’re in for a wide range of temperatures and precipitation. Winter months here in Tehachapi, California often include cold and snow, which is why fireplaces come in handy! Midtown Chimney Sweeps can ensure that your fireplace is safe and ready for use. With state-of-the-art tools, first-rate customer service, and knowledge of codes and regulations, we are your local chimney sweeping business of choice.
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Tehachapi
Why Do Homeowners Value Chimney Cleaning?
As wood burns in your fireplace or heating stove, creosote (or soot) gathers within your chimney. When flames reach up into the chimney, the soot can eventually burst into flame and cause a chimney fire. You must avoid the risk by having a chimney sweep regularly clear out that substance.
What Are the Chimney Inspection Requirements?
There are similar regulations for different types of fireplaces or stoves that come from both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fireplace manufacturers. It is recommend that masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces be swept when the buildup of soot reaches 1/8”, and inspected every year. Bio-fuel pellet stoves and wood stoves should be swept every year and inspected as well. If the any product is not maintained according to the owner’s manual, most manufacturers of appliances or chimney liners will not honor warranties.
How Often Should a Fireplace Receive Cleaning?
More often than not, the answer is annually. According to the NFPA’s Document 211,
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.
Frequency of use should never be a factor when deciding when to have your fireplace inspected. Even infrequently used fireplaces can pose a danger if they are in need of repair.
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Tehachapi, California Cleans Chimneys
Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Chimney Trade
One unique machine that we use is our HEPA centrifugal-gravity vacuum made in Germany. It’s unsurpassed in the industry, thanks to its triple-filtration system that removes ash and soot in a single pass. The vacuum is harmless to use on all kinds of surfaces.
Certified and Insured Professionals Ready to Assist You
Our technicians are held to the highest of standards, for both courtesy and professionalism and are required to be CCP-certified (Certified Chimney Professionals™, a national credential for chimney sweeps). They are insured with business automotive insurance and general liability, and will follow up every job with a customer service questionnaire to ensure satisfaction.
Types of Inspections Available
We offer two inspections most routinely. Level I is a thorough visual scan of the external parts of the stove or fireplace. Level II is a combination of Level I and a live video scan to look for damage and debris. This is required for new homeowners, realtors and property managers when ownership changes. It satisfies the NFPA 211.
Dryer Vent Maintenance in Tehachapi, California
Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important?
As your clothes dryer runs, it blows out all kinds of hot, dry debris like lint and pet hair. If your dryer vent isn’t cleaned out regularly, the accumulation of lint and high heat electric elements can cause a fire.
How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
You should be in great shape if you have the vent cleaned once a year. The hook-ups and surrounding area should be assessed every 6 months to ensure working order. The inspections will be for spotting tiny holes that can develop in the flexible connector behind the dryer. Those holes allow dust and carbon monoxide to spread into your home. Plastic flexible connectors must be replaced by semi-rigid aluminum connectors (or similar UL-listed products.) Our cleaners offer the best in knowledge, efficiency, and courtesy to our customers in Tehachapi, California. We hope that you’ll choose Midtown Chimney Sweeps for all your chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning needs!
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