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Fireplace Cleaning in Minneapolis and St Paul, MN
Chimneys and fireplaces… They’re wonderful for creating heat and ambiance. But no homeowner should forget to have their chimney and fireplace regularly inspected and cleaned. The space inside your fireplace is called the firebox (or “burn chamber”); it’s specially designed to withstand the high heat of a continuous flame. The duct by which smoke travels through your chimney is known as the flue. The firebox and the flue are the areas of your home that we inspect and sweep for you.
Like any other feature of your home, the chimney will require maintenance as time progresses. Chimney tops (or “chimney crowns”) crack, dampers bend, pilot lights go out, and creosote (or “soot”) gathers in your chimney. With regard to creosote, Midtown Chimney Sweeps warns every homeowner against letting the substance collect and sit. Otherwise, they could end up with a chimney fire.
Greater Minneapolis, and Saint Paul, Minnesota Chimney Repair
Midtown fulfills not only chimney sweeping, but also chimney repairs and maintenance. Be sure to contact us if your chimney needs, say, tuckpointing (an activity for repairing weathered mortar joints) or the application of protective products such as Flash Seal, Crown Coat, or Chimney Saver. As your local Minneapolis chimney repair company, we have the experience and resources necessary to keep your fireplace and chimney in encouraging shape.
How Often Should a Chimney Be Inspected in The Twin Cities?
Over a season of regular fires, this buildup of soot or creosote will start to choke the chimney. This reduces airflow, which makes for less enjoyable fires and, worse, increases the risk of chimney fires. That’s why the National Fire Protection Associations recommends regular inspections and sweepings from professionals, like the ones at Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Minneapolis, MN.
Minneapolis Fireplace and Chimney Inspections
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recognizes 3 levels of fireplace and chimney inspections. The three inspection levels increase in their invasiveness as the numbers increase; for example, Level II inspections are more involved than a Level I inspection, and Level III is more involved than a Level II chimney inspection. Following is a brief description of the different types of fireplace and chimney inspections that all certified Chimney Professionals offer.
- Level I Chimney Inspection. This is your annual chimney inspection performed with every chimney sweep. Level 1 inspections satisfy the annual inspection requirement per NFPA 14.2.
- Level II Chimney Inspection. This is a more invasive inspection that requires the technician to inspect all accessible portions of the chimney, appliance and flue. This is required for all real estate professionals and property managers who are managing a home sale or transaction. When a residence changes ownership the fuel type changes, or any structural damage has occurred to the home, a Level II Inspection should be ordered.
- Level III Chimney Inspection. This is the most detailed chimney inspection recognized by the NFPA 211. It does mean the removal of bricks, drywall, and other building components in order to allow the fireplace technician to inspect hidden areas. Let’s start with a Level I chimney inspection and see if you need anything more than that!
Why Use Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning of Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Our technicians, who are Certified Chimney Professionals™, will start by carefully inspecting your fireplace, looking for common and uncommon problems that can develop across masonry fireplaces, wood stoves, wood-pellet stoves, factory-built fireplaces, and gas fireplaces.
After examining everything, they’ll recommend the services your home needs, from basic repairs to a full sweep. If your chimney does need cleaning, then get ready to see what a modern sweep can do!
We combine an expert knowledge of chimney and fireplaces with a modern sweeping system, and a commitment to world-class customer service. The result is chimney sweeping that can’t be outdone!
Our chimney cleanings in Minneapolis can quickly and effectively remove even the thickest soot. Best of all, thanks to our HEPA, centrifugal-gravity, dust-extracting, and triple-filtration vacuum, we can do it with the least mess possible.
Reviews for Chimney Sweeps in Minneapolis, MN
Customer reviews for our Minneapolis chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning business means a whole lot to us. That is why we send a survey to each customer’s email address after each job we do. The warm responses that customers write for us on Yelp and Google Reviews will tell the story as well. We always ask for feedback and are proud of our good reviews from our fabulous customers!
Gas Fireplace Service Near Minneapolis, MN
Did you know? Gas fireplaces require annual inspections, per the manufacturer’s instructions!
The inside of a gas fireplace or gas heating stove chimney does not build up with black soot like a wood-burning fireplace or a wood stove does. However, there are still many safety-related items that should be inspected annually on gas fireplaces, and that is where Midtown Chimney Sweeps come in!
Dryer Vent Cleaning in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Midtown Dryer Vent Cleaning is proud to offer world-class dryer vent cleaning. Our technicians can also clean out dryer vents that, over time, get clogged up with lint and debris from normal use of a clothes dryer. That might not sound like a big problem, but clogged lines shorten the life of dryer and can cause rising operating temperatures in the dryer itself. If something goes wrong, you will find yourself with a fire hazard.
Air Duct Cleaning Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota
Midtown Chimney is proud to offer air duct cleaning in the greater Minneapolis and St Paul area. Air duct cleaning is important because it removes allergens from the interior surfaces of our residential and commercial air ducts vents. Of course the filter is the main line of defense but after awhile even the filter cannot keep all the dust from migrating through the ductwork! Your home’s air ducts have dust and debris, small particles that float in the air, and adhered to the inner walls of the duct vent. When we run our powerful and light-weight brushes down the air ducts, it dislodges this debris. Our powerful vacuum system then picks up the dust and removes it from the vent. Now the next time you put your air handler turns on, your HVAC system will cycle the air flow down your vents and with a fresh filter you have improved the indoor air quality after a long winter!
Proudly Serving These Minnesota Cities
We gladly sweep and maintain the chimneys and air ducts in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington, and Woodbury, Minnesota!