To the residents of Winston-Salem it is no secret the beautiful city is a part of the Piedmont Triad, one of the biggest cities in the area. Southern hospitality is what it’s known for and surprisingly those hot, southern summers give way to cold and wet winters.
Our certified and insured Midtown Chimney Sweeps technicians are ready to serve you and take care of all your fireplace and chimney needs. During the frigid rainy and snowy season, we are here to guarantee your chimney is ready to burn safely and efficiently.
From simple adjustments and replacements to complex installations, give us a call today or click here to schedule your appointment online to get your unit ready for the winter season.
Certified, licensed and insured, Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Winston-Salem is here to give you peace of mind.
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Winston-Salem North Carolina
Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important in the Piedmont Triad?
The most important reason for cleaning a chimney is to clear away the very hazardous creosote that builds up inside with each burn. Creosote is highly flammable, and (if too much accumulates) could cause a chimney fire. There have been monoxide poisonings and structure fires in every state from fireplaces, chimneys, and vents that have not been properly maintained.
How Often Does a Fireplace Need to Be Cleaned?
“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.”
-NFPA 211 (National Fire Protection Association)
Even if you rarely use your fireplace, our annual inspection of your venting system can help prevent serious damage if your fireplace has fallen into disrepair. And an annual cleaning will help you get to know your fireplace more!
What Are the Chimney Inspection Regulations?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fireplace manufacturers recommend wood and bio-fuel pellet stoves get swept clean every year. Masonry and factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when the soot level reaches 1/8”. These regulations must be followed in order for most manufacturers to honor their warranties. So cleaning and inspecting every year is a good protocol for all!
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps Cleans Chimneys in Winston-Salem
Tools of Fireplace and Dryer Vent Trade
Our HEPA dust-extractor vacuum is safe to use on both carpet and hard surfaces. It sucks away dust and debris in a single pass using triple-filtration, leaving the air particulate-free.
Certified and Insured Professionals for Chimney and Dryer Vent Maintenance
All our technicians are CCP-certified (Certified Chimney Professionals, a national credential for chimney sweeps) and are required to carry both business automotive and general liability insurance. We choose only workers who can uphold the highest degree of professionalism and courtesy. Our technicians will provide you with an inspection report following your appointment. This is to ensure you understand what was completed and our diagnosis, if any.
Types of Inspections and what they include:
Level 1 Chimney Sweeps and Inspection:
- Inspection of the fireplace/firebox
- Chimney sweep without an internal camera scan
Level 2 Chimney Sweep and Inspection
- Inspection of the fireplace/firebox
- Chimney sweep
- Camera scope inspection up through the smoke chamber and flue
- Inspection of the outer portion of the chimney via roof access
Level 2 Inspections are required for all new customers of Midtown Chimney Sweeps
Dryer Vent Maintenance in Winston-Salem and Greensboro
Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important Here in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro area?
Unfortunately, it’s possible for debris (such as lint and pet hair) to accumulate in your clothes dryer vent. The accumulation of debris and the high electrical heat can cause a fire if the vent isn’t cleaned regularly.
How Often Should Your Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
Once a year is typically sufficient for cleaning the dryer vent, but the area around the vent should be checked every 6 months to be sure there’s no damage. Very small holes can form in the flexible connector (which is behind the dryer). This can cause dust or carbon monoxide to leak in. Additionally, many homes have outdated plastic flexible connectors that are not up to code and must be replaced.
For all your chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning needs, choose Midtown Chimney Sweeps right here in Winston-Salem. We will make sure your wood or gas-burning fireplace, wood or pellet-burning stove, or clothes dryer vent is in tip-top shape.