Bellevue, Nebraska lies in the heartland of America. That means we get the full range of seasons, including the warmth of summer and the bitter cold of winter. A Bellevue winter reaches freezing temperatures, and wind can blow all season. One of the best ways to warm up during those frigid months is to get cozy by a lit fireplace. But it’s easy to forget that fireplaces (and wood-burning stoves) need maintenance. Luckily, you have a Midtown Chimney Sweeps business right in your area!
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Bellevue, Nebraska
Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important?
Burning wood in a fireplace or stove leaves behind a flammable substance known as creosote (more commonly dubbed “soot”). If it’s not cleared away regularly, a chimney fire might happen. Avoid taking the risk!
Are There Chimney Inspection Regulations?
You bet! Before honoring their warranties, most manufacturers require consumers to follow the regulations set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For stoves that burn cord wood and bio-fuel pellets, the recommendation is an annual sweep. Masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when the soot level reaches 1/8” thick on the inside walls of the chimney.
How Often Should a Fireplace Get Cleaned?
The NFPA’s Document 211 reads, “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. Even if you only use your fireplace so often, you ought to arrange an inspection to verify that your chimney and fireplace lack issues such as loose dampers, leaves or nesting debris blocking the flue, or broken air shutters.
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Bellevue Cleans Chimneys
We Use the Best Tools in the Chimney Trade
One unique tool we use is the centrifugal-gravity, dust-extractor, HEPA vacuum. This impressive machine is safe to use on all kinds of surfaces, including carpet, wood, and tile. It keeps the air clean while sucking away soot and ash with a triple-filtration system. Our German-made tool operates quietly and is simply unmatched in the industry.
We’re Certified and Insured Professionals
Midtown technicians are Certified Chimney Professionals™. They’re held to high standards of professionalism and courtesy, and they have both business automotive and general liability insurance. They will be open to receiving any comments from you through a customer service questionnaire provided after each job is complete.
We Offer Several Types of Inspections
A Level I inspection satisfies the NFPA’s requirement for you to have your chimney and fireplace checked annually. It’s a thorough visual scan of the easily reached parts of the fireplace and chimney. Level II differs from Level I by adding a live-video scan of the chimney from bottom to top. (The technician will be looking out for debris, buildup, and damage.) The NFPA 211 requires the Level 2 inspection for new homeowners, as well as property managers and realtors when ownership changes.
Dryer Vent Maintenance in Bellevue, Nebraska
Why Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Matter?
The answer is simple. Whenever you use your dryer, it releases debris (such as lint and pet hair) into its vent. If the lint has enough contact with the electrical heat, you will have a fire in your home.
How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
You ought to have a professional clean out your dryer’s ventilation once a year. The vent and its surrounding area ought to be inspected every 6 months to be sure there’s no damage. Tiny holes may develop in the flexible connector behind the dryer, causing dust or carbon monoxide to enter. A plastic flexible connector is not code-approved and must be replaced with a semi-rigid aluminum connector or a similar type of product.
Let the experts at Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Bellevue, Nebraska service your dryer vent, fireplace, chimney, or wood stove so you can enjoy warmth and comfort away from the cold! We aspire to be your Sweep for Life!
Proudly Serving These Nebraska Cities
We’re glad to provide our services to Bellevue, Papillion, Ralston, La Vista, Springfield, Richfield, St. Columbans, La Platte, Cedar Creek, Chalco, and Gretna!
Our Technicians are National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified and screened and approved by Home Advisor!