Parker, Colorado offers plenty of opportunity for recreation, such as bicycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing along the Cherry Creek Trail or swimming, fitness, and sports at the Parker Recreation Center. At the same time, the winters here demand perseverance from residents; the temperatures get bitterly cold, and snow falls abundantly.

During the frigid months, one of the best ways for a resident like you to warm up is to snuggle up by the dancing flames in your fireplace. But fireplaces and stoves need maintenance. Fortunately, you have Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Parker right in your neighborhood!

Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Parker, Colorado

Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important?

Burning wood in a fireplace causes creosote (more often known as “soot”) to build up in the chimney or stove. If too much of that highly flammable substance builds up, a chimney fire could erupt.

What Are the Chimney Inspection Regulations in Colorado?

Different regulations have been put in place by both the National Fireplace Protection Association and the manufacturer of your fireplace or stove.  Most recommend that masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces be swept out when the buildup of soot reaches 1/8”, while bio-fuel pellet and wood stoves should be swept every year. These regulations not being followed are often the reason manufacturers won’t honor warranties.

How Often Does a Fireplace Need to Be Cleaned?

No matter how frequently you use your fireplace, more than likely, the answer is yearly. According to the National Fire Protection Association Document 211, “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.” There is even a danger in using your fireplace infrequently if it has fallen into disrepair.

How Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Parker, Colorado Cleans Chimneys

Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Trade

Safe to use on both hard surfaces and carpet, our HEPA centrifugal-gravity, dust-extractor vacuum can remove soot and ash in a single pass while leaving the air clean. Our quiet, triple-filtration vacuum is made in Germany and unmatched in the industry.

Types of Fireplace Inspections

Your annual inspection is most often a Level I inspection- a thorough visual scan over the external parts of the fireplace. Level II is required for new homeowners, property managers when property changes ownership, and realtors. This is a combination of a visual scan and a live video scan to inspect for damage or debris inside the chimney.

Dryer Vent Maintenance in Parker, Colorado

Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important?

Lots of debris, such as lint and pet hair, gets blown out of your dryer and into the adjoining vent. If that accumulation of lint isn’t cleaned out regularly, it may combine with the electrical heat and thereby cause a fire.

How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?

Your dryer vent should be cleaned once a year. The area surrounding the vent and all the hook ups should be checked for damage every 6 months. Tiny holes may develop in the flexible connector behind the dryer causing dust or monoxide to enter the residence. Plastic flexible connectors are not code and must be replaced with semi-rigid aluminum or similar type of UL-Listed product.

Parker, Colorado can see its share of cold temperatures. Let the experts at Midtown Chimney Sweeps keep your gas-burning fireplace, wood-burning fireplace, wood-burning stove, pellet stove, or dryer vent in excellent shape! We are Parker, CO Chimney Sweep and Dryer Vent Cleaning.

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