Your Local Neighborhood Chimney Sweep in Middletown, Ohio
Middletown, Ohio deserves the best in chimney and fireplace care- at least that is what we believe at Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning!
We are happy to sweep away the soot and provide a thorough and Certified Chimney Professional inspection of your fireplace and chimney. At Midtown, we don’t just clean chimneys (or sweep them) we also inspect them! This is a requirement of the National Standard for Fireplaces Chimneys and vents. Fireplaces should be inspected annually per the National Fire Protection Association national standard, and be swept as required. Why is chimney cleaning important? Because chimney sweeping removes the soot, or first stage creosote, that builds up in a flue, and which, if exposed to flames, will ignite and begin to burn along the entire inside walls of the flue.
What is a flue?
The flue is the innermost portion of the chimney that comes into direct contact with the products of combustion.
Cleaning Dryer Vents in Middletown, Ohio Made Easy
Dryer vent cleaning services, when booked simultaneously with a chimney inspection or chimney sweep, are entitled to a savings! Our dryer vent cleaning methods are done with a rotary brush that is designed to be used in dryer vent ducts. Clothing dryers back up with more and more pressure when the vent is incorrectly constructed with too many elbows, or when there is more than 35 linear feet of duct for a clothes dryer to push its exhaust through. Then it is compounded when lint builds up inside. The lint sticks to the vent walls. The walls effectively “close in” and restrict the air flow. This increased restriction creates more heat in the dryer- not the good kind of heat. This heat is on the exhaust blower, and the bearings of the dryer. The clothes dryer drum temperature increases, but since air flow is slowed down because of a dirty vent, it cannot cool properly. Eventually bad things happen to the dryer. And all of this can be prevented by simply following the manufacturers instructions – have your clothes dryer vent cleaned and inspected annually.
Fireplace Inspection Process in Middletown OH area
As mentioned above, chimneys, fireplace, and vents should be inspected annually per NFPA 211. There are 3 levels of chimney inspection recognized by the National Standard (NFPA 211 Chapter 15).
- When a home is existing and nothing is changing in the home, and nothing has happened to the home or the heater or connected appliance or chimney, then we may simply perform an annual Level I chimney inspection. A Level I chimney inspection includes all readily accessible portions of the chimney and vent and connector pipe/ breaching and access doors. We call this the Basic Chimney Inspection and Sweep.
- When a home is passing through a real estate transaction, being bought or sold (either the buyer or the seller) we are required by NFPA 211 chapter 15 to perform the next level of inspection, a more invasive inspection called the Level II chimney inspection. This requires the technician to investigate all accessible portions of the chimney, vent, and connected appliance and connector pipes. This may include seeking access to under the home, the subfloor area, and in the attic, where the chimney passes through the combustible wood framed house. Furthermore, it includes a live scan video inspection of the inside of the chimney’s flue to investigate for cracks and missing mortar. We call this the Advanced Camera Inspection and Sweep.
- When a technician determines that a further inspection is required on a portion of chimney or vent he may elect to recommend this to you the homeowner or decision maker. In this case, he will be asking for permission to investigate a concern by removing building materials and damaging property in a dedicated area to gain access to the inaccessible area. This will be mutually agreed to, a price set, and methods of repair decided upon prior to the inspection proceeding forward. This is a Level III Inspection, and is invasive.
Midtown Chimney is glad to call Middletown, Ohio home!
We also have nicknames here of Middle City, Mid-City or Middie City! The ZIP codes around our city are 45042-45044, and the city website is http://www.cityofmiddletown.org/.
Middletown is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in the southwestern part of Ohio, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. The city of Middletown Ohio was incorporated by the Ohio General Assembly on February 1833, and became a city in 1886.
Middletown was the home of AK Steel Holding Corporation, a steel works company founded in 1900, until offices moved over to the West Chester Township area in 2007. AK Steel’s factory is still located in Middletown. Middletown, OH was designated as an All-America City in 1957.
We look forward to introducing ourselves to you and we look forward to inspecting, cleaning and repairing your chimney as we all grow together in our amazing community of Middletown, Ohio!
Are we local? Yes we are local. Our franchise owner lives right in the heart of our beloved Middletown, Ohio city, and services a wide radius including down into Cincinnati and up to Dayton, and out to Louisville, Kentucky and up to Columbus Ohio!