Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Conifer, Colorado
Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important?
Chimney fires are a potential danger as homeowners use their wood-burning fireplaces and stoves. When you burn wood, creosote (or soot) accumulates. In order to prevent fires, you must have that highly flammable substance cleaned away regularly.
What Are the Chimney Inspection Regulations?
Recommendations are as follows: Masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when the soot level passes 1/8”, and they should be inspected annually. Meanwhile, wood and bio-fuel pellet stoves should be cleaned and inspected annually, regardless of how often they’re used. These recommendations come from both fireplace manufacturers and the National Fire Protection Association. Many of the manufacturers will refuse to honor warranties on fireplaces or stoves unless those regulations are followed.
How Often Does a Fireplace Need Cleaning?
The short answer is every year. The National Fire Protection Association Document 211 says, “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.” Have your fireplace inspected even if it has previously been used infrequently. This can help repair damage before it becomes an issue.
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Conifer, Colorado Cleans Chimneys
Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Trade
Our HEPA centrifugal-gravity dust-extractor vacuum is a powerful machine that not only sucks away dust and debris (leaving the air clean), but it’s also safe to use on multiple surfaces. It is a German-made product that operates quietly, uses a triple-filtration system, and is simply unmatched in the industry.
Certified and Insured Professionals
Our technicians are Certified Chimney Professionals™. They are held to high standards of professionalism and courtesy and are insured with both business automotive insurance and general liability. We ensure customer satisfaction with a questionnaire after each job is completed.
Types of Inspections
There are two levels of inspections that we offer. Level 1 is a thorough external visual scan of the fireplace and adjoining duct work. Level II is required for the NFPA 211 for new homeowners, realtors and property managers (when residence ownership changes). This is the visual scan and a live video scan of the inside of the chimney to check for debris build up and damage.
Conifer, Colorado Dryer Vent Maintenance
Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important?
Your clothes dryer vent needs to be cleared of debris which build up from repeated use. Lint, pet hair, and high-heat electrical elements can cause a fire if not cleaned out properly.
How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
Although the ventilation system on your dryer should be cleaned once a year, every 6 months you should visually inspect the surrounding area to be sure everything is functioning properly. Tiny holes can form in the flexible connector which is found behind the dryer, and they cause monoxide and dust to enter into the residence. Additionally, Midtown Chimney Sweeps will make sure your connectors are up to code, replacing any plastic pieces with semi-rigid aluminum products (or similar UL-Listed products.)
With a staff of reliable and knowledgeable technicians, Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Conifer, Colorado is ready to help you whether you have a wood-burning fireplace, a gas-burning fireplace, a pellet stove, a wood-burning stove, or a clothes dryer that need maintenance. We will do so quickly and expertly so you can get back to enjoying your home!
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