Living in Golden and Arvada, Colorado means that you get to daily behold the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. Unfortunately, it also means that your winters are bound to be fraught with bitter coldness and copious snow. During the chill season, you probably relish the moments when you can warm up by your fireplace. Maintaining your fireplace and chimney is easy because you have Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Golden ready to assist you.
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Golden, Colorado
Why Is Chimney Sweeping Important?
Wherever chimneys are used, chimney sweeping matters. The reason why is that chimney fires are a potential danger as people warm themselves with their fireplaces or stoves. When you burn wood, creosote (also known as ash) gathers along the walls of your chimney. That substance must be cleaned away regularly in order to prevent fires.
What Regulations Are There for Chimney Inspections?
The recommendations are as follows: masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces should be inspected annually and cleaned when the ash level reaches 1/8”, whereas stoves that run on wood or bio-fuel pellets should be cleaned and inspected annually, regardless of use. These recommendations come from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in addition to the manufacturers behind fireplaces and stoves. Before honoring warranties, many of those manufacturers expect the regulations to be followed. Feel free to learn more about regulations from our technicians or our Scheduling Center.
How Often Does a Fireplace Require 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 Cleans Chimneys in Arvada, Colorado
Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Trade
Our HEPA centrifugal-gravity, dust-extractor vacuum. It’s a powerful machine that not only sucks away dust and debris leaving the air clean, but also is 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.
Our Professionals Are Certified and Insured
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 Chimney 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 buildup and damage.
Golden and Arvada, 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 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 Golden, 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! Golden, CO Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning.
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We’re honored to assist the homeowners of Golden, Lakewood, Black Hawk, Coal Creek, Crescent, Arvada, Westminster, Rollinsville, Golden Gate Canyon, Nederland and Leyden!