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While summers here in Lakewood, Colorado are pleasantly warm, winters can be rough. During those colder months, one popular way to heat your home and keep you feeling cozy is lighting your fireplace. If you wish for someone to take care of your fireplace and chimney, you need not look any further than your local Midtown Chimney Sweeps business.
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs
Why Is Chimney Sweeping Important in Lakewood?
As you burn wood, a substance known as creosote begins to build up in your stove or fireplace, and in the chimney. Creosote is highly flammable and, if too much builds up in your chimney, you could have a chimney fire.
What Are the Inspection Regulations for Chimneys in Lakewood, Colorado?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established a code for all fire departments in the United States. This code says that all chimneys, fireplaces, and vents “shall be inspected annually.” So whether you own a masonry fireplace, a factory-built fireplace, a wood stove, a bio-fuel pellet stove, or a gas fireplace, you should have your source of warmth examined at least once every year. As far as sweeping goes, masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces are recommended to be swept when the buildup of soot reaches 1/8”, while bio-fuel pellet and wood stoves must be swept annually. Many manufacturers refuse to honor the warranty for the product when it’s not maintained according to the code.
Gas Fireplace Service in Lakewood, Colorado
All manufacturers require annual maintenance for gas fireplaces. From light maintenance of the glass door to evaluation of the air flow and the chimney cap, let Midtown be your service company of choice when it comes to your gas fireplace. Thermopiles and thermocouples may need to be replaced so the main gas valve will be fully functional. Our technicians are ready to not just inspect but also repair your gas fireplace today!
How Often Must a Fireplace Be Cleaned or Swept?
According to Standard 211 of the NFPA, “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.” It’s advised that you have your fireplace checked annually regardless of how often you use it. A fireplace that you rarely use may still suffer from other issues, such as broken dampers, blocked flues, loose chimney caps, or stuck air shutters.
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Lakewood Works
Our tools rank among the best in the trade —One such tool is our HEPA, centrifugal-gravity, dust-extractor vacuum. This unique machine removes soot, ash, sand, and debris in a single pass. For that matter, it leaves the air thoroughly clean. It’s harmless to use on hard surfaces, and it helps us remove soot and ash from your firebox.
Certified and Insured Professionals — All our technicians are held to the highest standard of courtesy, readiness, and professionalism. As such, we make sure that they are Certified Chimney Professionals™ (a national credential for chimney sweeps) and insured with both general liability and business automotive insurance.
Types of Inspections
There are two levels of inspections that we offer:
- Level I is a check-up on the outside of your chimney and the inside of your firebox, and it’s adequate to meet the NFPA’s expectation for you to have annual inspection. This is the inspection that most chimney sweeps quote over the phone. But it’s not adequate when a real estate transaction will soon take place, so keep reading.
- Level II combines the check-up mentioned above with a live-video scan of the chimney’s interior for damage, debris, and buildup. Level II is required by the NFPA for new homeowners, realtors, and property managers when ownership of a residence changes.
- Level III is rarely performed. If there are definite issues that catch the technician’s attention, he can recommend that parts of the building be removed to gain access to the area of concern.
Dryer Vent Maintenance and Cleaning in Lakewood
Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important in Colorado?
The answer is the same everywhere. Your dryer vent can accumulate lint and pet hair released by your clothes dryer as it runs. This material can allow a fire to ignite if the dryer vent isn’t cleaned regularly.
How Often Should My Clothes Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
The vent portion of your dryer should be cleaned once a year, and the surrounding area, as well as all hook-ups behind the dryer, should be inspected every 6 months for damage.
Because Midtown Chimney Sweeps is reliable, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, right here in Boulder, we’re the right choice for all of the chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning services you will need. Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Lakewood, Colorado is your local source for fireplace cleaning, chimney sweeping, chimney repair, and dryer vent cleaning.
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