Omaha, Nebraska lies in America’s heartland, so we have the full package of seasons, including summer’s warmth and winter’s bitter cold. An Omaha winter includes frigid air and wind that can last throughout the season. One means of warming yourself amid those months is to sit by the fireplace. At the same time, you must remember that fireplaces and wood-burning stoves require maintenance. Fortunately, you have a Midtown Chimney Sweeps service right in your neighborhood!
Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Omaha, Nebraska
Why Does Chimney Cleaning Matter?
Whether you happen to live in Lincoln, Fremont, or Omaha, burning wood in a fireplace or stove tends to leave a flammable substance known as creosote (or “soot”) behind. If it’s not removed occasionally, a chimney fire is likely to happen. Spare yourself from the risk!
What Chimney Inspection Regulations Should I Know About?
Before manufacturers honor warranties, they often require consumers to honor both their own regulations and those set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For wood stoves and bio-fuel pellet stoves, the recommendation is an annual sweep, while brick fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces must be cleaned when the soot level reaches 1/8” thick on the chimney’s inside.
How Often Does a Fireplace Require Sweeping?
According to the NFPA’s 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.” It’s advised that you have your fireplace checked annually, regardless of how often you use it. Even if you use your fireplace infrequently, it might be suffering from other issues you should be aware of, such as broken dampers, leaves or nesting debris blocking up the flue, or faulty air shutters.
How Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Omaha Cleans Chimneys
Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Chimney Trade
One unique tool we use is the HEPA centrifugal-gravity vacuum. This powerful appliance is a real asset to our technicians. It’s harmless to use on both carpeted and hard surfaces. It keeps the air clean in the process of using a triple-filtration system to suck away soot and ash. Our German-made tool runs quietly and is simply without compare in the industry.
Certified and Insured Professionals
Our technicians are Certified Chimney Professionals™. They’re held to high standards of professionalism and courtesy. In addition, we arrange for them to be insured with both business automotive and general liability insurance. After the technicians complete a job, they will give you a customer service questionnaire to make sure that you’re fully satisfied.
Types of Inspections We Can Offer
The first level, Level I, satisfies the mandate for annual inspection. It’s a thorough scan of the fireplace, as well as parts of the chimney that a Midtown professional can easily reach. Level II is a combination of Level I with a live-video scan of the chimney’s inside to check for debris, build up, and damage. This is required by the NFPA’s Document 211 for new homeowners, in addition to property managers (when home ownership changes) and realtors.
Omaha, Nebraska Dryer Vent Maintenance
Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important in Omaha, Lincoln, and Fremont?
Whenever you use your dryer, it releases debris (such as lint and pet hair) into its vent. If the lint combines with the high electrical heat, the two factors could end up starting a fire.
How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
Your dryer’s ventilation duct should be cleaned out once a year. The vent and its surrounding area should be inspected every 6 months to be sure there’s no damage. Tiny holes might develop in the flexible connector behind the dryer, thereby allowing dust or monoxide to enter. Plastic flexible connectors fall short of code standards and must be replaced with connectors made of semi-rigid aluminum or some other material you can depend on.
Let the experts at Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Omaha improve your dryer vent, fireplace, or wood stove. In doing so, you will guarantee yourself warmth and comfort out of the cold! We strive to be your Sweep for Life! We are your enthusiastic provider of chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Our NebraskaTechnicians are National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified and screened and approved by HomeAdvisor!
Proudly Serving These Nebraska Cities
We have the pleasure of servicing chimneys and dryer vents in Omaha, Benson, Waterloo, Boys Town, Green Meadows, Bennington, Washington, Kennard, Arlington, Blair, Fort Calhoun, De Soto, Venice, Winslow, Telbasta, and Kennard!