General George Washington and his troops passed through Hillsborough Township, New Jersey as they traveled from the Battle of Princeton to their winter quarters in Morristown. Enduring to this day with its quaint homes and dense woods, Hillsborough continues to traverse history. Midtown Chimney Sweeps gladly benefits this community with something else that has stood the test of time: chimney servicing.

Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning for Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Why should fireplace owners have their chimneys cleaned?

As a homeowner uses his or her fireplace, creosote (usually called “soot”) slowly builds up in the flue connected to a wood-burning fireplace, wood-burning stove, oil-fueled furnace, or oil-fueled stove. This substance is flammable; it will burn rapidly when ignited, and, if it’s not removed from the flue regularly, it can be the fuel required to support a domestic fire. Midtown professionals aim to clean chimneys and thereby spare homeowners from the risk of incurring property damage worth thousands of dollars.

What are the Chimney Inspection Regulations in Hillsborough Township?

In most townships, the local code reflects the national one. All members of our hearth industry (chimney sweeps, fireplace installers, and contractors) must abide by the American code for chimneys and vents, called the National Fire Protection Association’s Document 211, which is known as NFPA 211 for short. As certified chimney sweeps, all our technicians own specialized cameras for inspecting hidden areas within the flue. NFPA 211 mandates annual inspections in section 14.2. The warranty on your gas fireplace, wood stove, or stainless steel chimney liner may be rendered void if you do not adhere to the code.

How often should a sweep clean your chimney?

The following is an excerpt from NFPA 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 recommended that you have your chimney, fireplace, or stove inspected and swept annually.

How Does Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey Clean Chimneys?

Rotary Power Sweeping

One tool we use is powerful rotary sweeping mechanism. It is a unique machine that removes debris in a single pass, while leaving the air particulate-free. It’s quiet and features a triple-filtration vacuum design that’s unmatched in the industry. Lastly, it’s safe to use on hard surfaces as well as carpet.

What Types of Fireplace Inspections Does Midtown Offer?

There are three levels of chimney inspections recognized by the NFPA 211. Only two are widely performed on a regular basis. The two usual levels inspection for chimneys and fireplaces are as follows: Level I: a thorough visual scan of the exterior of the fireplace. This is most often adequate for annual inspections. Level II inspection is a visual scan and a live video scan of the interior of the chimney, and includes other more invasive techniques to determine if the chimney is adequate for continued use with the current fuel type or a new fuel type. Level II inspections are required by the NFPA 211 for new homeowners, realtors, and property managers when ownership changes.

The Hillsborough area is practically a tree nursery for the best kinds of firewood, including several varieties of hardwood and oak! We want to be your local source of chimney inspection, fireplace repair, chimney sweeping, and dryer vent cleaning. So call Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Hillsborough Township, New Jersey to get your chimney inspected, and start burning a wood fire tonight!

Our Technicians are National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified and screened and approved by Home Advisor!

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