Here in the Rockies, we enjoy lighting up our fireplaces! There’s nothing like a wood-burning unit to warm you up after a long day out in the cold. A gas fireplace provides a different ambiance from a masonry or factory-built fireplace. But what all fireplaces have in common is the need for regular inspection and cleaning. Don’t neglect your own fireplace any longer. Out here in the area of Carbondale, Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Rifle, and Woody Creek, everyone needs their fireplace unit for extra heat during the frigid winter!
Fireplace Inspections & Chimney Repairs in Central Colorado
It’s vital for you to have your fireplace regularly inspected. Just like your home’s furnace and water heater, the fireplace is a hardworking fixture. If you want it to keep providing warmth for years to come – and want your home safe as well – then you should turn to the expertise of Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Carbondale, Colorado! Our certified sweeps will provide you with a written report on the current state of your fireplace or chimney, including an estimate of any need for repairs. The sweeps can take care of repairs and light maintenance during the same occasion when they perform inspecting and cleaning. Common repairs include:
- Installing a chimney cap
- Tuck-pointing mortar in a firebox
- Replacing firebricks in a wood stove
- Applying Crown Coat to the a chimney top in order to prevent water intrusion
Gas Fireplace Service in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley
Many are unaware that gas fireplaces do also require annual inspections per their manufacturer’s installation manual. Sure, the chimney interior doesn’t gather black soot like a wood stove, but there are still many safety related items that should be inspected on a gas fireplace. Our process involves the following:
- Removal and cleaning of the glass door
- Cleaning the convection air chamber under the firebox
- Checking the main burner for cracks and deterioration resulting in “hot spots”
- Cleaning gas logs and the interior of the fireplace
- Turning the unit on and off to ensure proper burner ignition
- And more!
Why Call Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Carbondale?
When you choose Midtown, our technicians will begin by thoroughly inspecting your fireplace and chimney. Known as the annual Level 1 inspection, this process follows the guidelines set forth for a chimney inspection by the National Fire Protection Associations. Our technicians will be on the lookout for broken dampers, cracks in the masonry bricks, and more. One of the most important things that they will check for is the level of soot buildup in wood burning fireplaces, free-standing stoves, and pellet appliances.
Why Is Chimney Sweeping Important?
Soot, which is also referred to as creosote, is actually flammable at higher temperatures. If this soot isn’t cleaned out, it can actually block smoke and heat from passing through the chimney and fuel chimney fires. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association includes regular inspections and sweepings in their code.
Once they have examined your fireplace and chimney, Midtown technicians will recommend services designed to protect your home, from a standard chimney cleaning to repairs. If your wood-burning fireplace does needs cleaning, we’ll treat it with our modern sweeping system and HEPA dust-extracting triple-filtration vacuum. The result is a thorough cleaning that exceeds the standards with a minimum of mess.
As accomplished as we are in this service, it isn’t the only one that Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Carbondale can provide for your house. We also offer dryer vent cleanings because, just like a chimney, the line running from your dryer to the outside world can become clogged and become a fire hazard. We want to keep your home, and more importantly its inhabitants, safe!
Dryer Vent Cleaning for Glenwood Springs, CO
Dryer vent cleaning is one of the services we provide from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. You must have your dryer vent and any corresponding pipe inspected regularly for the following reasons:
- Lint, hair, and other debris can build up in the vent.
- The lodged debris forces the dryer to work harder and thereby increases the chance of a fire.
Contact our Scheduling Center to schedule your chimney sweeping or dryer vent cleaning appointment today. We hope to serve you soon!
Proudly Serving These Colorado Cities
We’re glad to provide our expertise and labor to Carbondale, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Basalt, Woody Creek, New Castle, Redstone, Snowmass, and Ashcroft!
Our Carbondale, CO Technicians are National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified!