During winter, the temperatures in Evergreen, CO can drop below zero. Between the cold temperatures and the yearly average snowfall of 7 feet, we often find ourselves stuck indoors. Not to mention, we depend much on our fireplaces for warmth and comfort. Nothing heats you up like a fireplace or wood stove! In order to keep those heating units in excellent shape, call on the experts at Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Evergreen.

Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Evergreen, Colorado

Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important?

The answer is the same no matter where you happen to find chimneys or fireplaces. Creosote (a flammable carbon-based substance) accumulates in the flue as you burn wood. This is 100% normal. However, if it is not removed, and flames reach the creosote, a chimney fire can result.

What Are the Chimney Inspection Regulations for Evergreen, Colorado?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the fireplace manufacturers have similar regulations depending on whether you own a masonry fireplace, a factory-built fireplace, a wood stove, a bio-fuel pellet stove or a gas fireplace. While wood and bio-fuel pellet stoves should be cleaned yearly, masonry and factory built fireplaces should be cleaned when there is 1/8” of soot inside. Disregarding regulations can void manufacturer warranties. All of them should be inspected annually.

How Often Does a Fireplace Need to Be Cleaned?

It’s recommend to have your chimney or wood-burning stove inspected annually, according to the National Fire Protection Association Document 211. It states, “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.” Even if you only use your fireplace a few times a year, other things such as the top seal damper or the mortar can become damaged.

How Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Evergreen, Colorado Cleans Chimneys

Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Chimney Sweep Trade

Our HEPA centrifugal gravity dust extractor vacuum is a unique machine that removes debris in a single pass, while leaving the air particulate-free. It is German-made and features a triple filtration system which is safe to use on hard surfaces as well as carpet. Don’t worry about a loud service visit, because the vacuum runs quietly and does not disturb your household.

Types of Inspections That We Offer

There are two levels of inspections that we most commonly offer. Level I is most often adequate for annual inspections and entails a thorough visual inspection of the chimney or stove and adjoining duct work. Level II combines the visual inspection with a live video scan of the interior of the chimney in order to inspect for damage, debris, and build up. Level II is required by the NFPA 211 for new homeowners, realtors, and property managers when ownership of a residence changes.

Dryer Vent Maintenance in Evergreen

Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important in Evergreen, Colorado?

Clearing your clothes dryer vent regularly of debris, such as lint and pet hair, can prevent the accumulation of these debris which will clog or reduce the flow of air. This restriction will create back pressure. Back pressure  mingled with the high heat of an electric element may start a fire.

How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?

The ventilation system for your dryer should be cleaned once a year. Additionally, the dryer’s surrounding area and all hook ups between the dryer and the dryer vent should be inspected every 6 months for damage or malfunction. Tiny holes can form in the flexible connector behind the dryer, which allow monoxide and dust to escape and enter your home. Regular inspections and up-to-code flexible connectors can help to prevent this problem. All plastic connectors are outdated and should be replaced by semi-rigid aluminum connectors (or a similar type of UL listed product).

Midtown Chimney Sweeps technicians are ready for any needs you may have, such as cleaning for your fireplace, wood-burning stove, or dryer vent. Best of all, we are located right here in Evergreen, CO!

Proudly Serving These Colorado Cities

We’re enthusiastic about maintaining the chimneys and dryer vents of Evergreen, Golden, Kittredge, Morrison, Ken Caryl, Indian Hills, Genesee, Idledale, and Green Mountain!