Philadelphia Chimney Sweeping Service of Choice
In Philadelphia, the home of the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin, residents believe in innovation. That’s why Midtown Chimney Sweeps is proud to fulfill its services in this city with the same spirit of creativity and vigor that first stirred the American Revolution 242 years ago.
Why Does Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning Matter?
Chimney cleaning is trade that has been around for more than two centuries. Including right here in the home of liberty. Early documents show that George Washington hired a man to clean his chimney, and we can assume that since Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Philadelphia was not yet created then, it was not one of our Certified Chimney Professionals. Ever since that time, chimney sweeps have been widely admired, due to their willingness to work hard and deal with black soot that stains clothes and skin alike. It’s important to have a sweep clean out your chimney regularly for two reasons: 1) The National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) requires that fireplaces, chimneys, and vents receive annual inspections. 2) Chimneys gather soot, which is combustible; if nobody removes that substance, it may ignite and burn along the inside of the flue, and in some bad situations it may even lead to a structure fire.
Maintenance and Repair for Chimneys in Philadelphia, PA
During the winter things get bad for brick chimneys. Water from rain, sleet, and snow undergoes a freeze-thaw cycle that steadily damages the chimney. That’s why Midtown Chimney Sweeps performs light maintenance and repair on all kinds of stone and masonry and brick chimneys from Kennet Square, PA to Chadd’s Ford, PA to Warrington, PA. We would be glad to keep your chimney in good condition if you will allow us the honor of inspecting and maintaining it! Plus, we have a suite of time-tested and Midtown-approved treatments to protect the outside of your chimney from deterioration, saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. The treatment products we offer include Flash Seal, Crown Coat, and Chimney Saver. (Feel free to learn more about our Total Water Protection program and the wearing down of a chimney.)
While your fireplace isn’t subjected to the weather like your chimney, it is bound to undergo wear and tear over time. The maintenance and repair work that we can perform for your fireplace includes, but is not limited to, tuckpointing of mortar joints and installation of refractory panels. Fire destroys, and rain deteriorates, and between the two, it is a good idea to inspect and clean all solid fuel burning appliances routinely every year.
A fabulous product that we have for repairing flue tiles of masonry chimneys is now available to our customer in the Philadelphia, PA and surrounding area. It is a slip cast repair method that consists of a foam block and specially formulated wet cementous product. The foam block is carefully pulled up the inside of the flue, laying on a smooth and even coat of product that cures to resist sulfur, soot, deterioration and can withstand years of use and cleaning. Flueguard or Heatshield are two wonderful products that we recommend and install!
Chimney Cleaning in Philadelphia, PA
The chimneys, stoves, and fireplaces that we clean include ones that burn wood, oil, gas, or pellets. Solid fuel appliances leave a residue called soot if it is soft, or creosote if it is sticky or glass-like. Either one is combustible at the right temperature. Gas burning appliances, either boilers, furnaces, water heaters or gas fireplaces all need to vent their byproducts to the outside world by way of a vent. This vent may deteriorate with time, and become compromised. A compromised flue may cause monoxide penetration into the residence and cause sleepiness, drowsiness, headaches or fatigue. All of these are signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. We urge you to install and maintain monoxide AND smoke detectors in every sleeping room of the house and in the hallway and living room of every home.
Philadelphia’s Dryer Vent Cleaning Service of Choice
The NFPA expects you to have your dryer vent inspected and cleaned annually. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated average of 2,900 clothes dryer fires happen each year in America. Spare yourself from the risk of lint in your vent igniting because of exposure to your dryer’s intense electrical heat. Call the professionals at Midtown for a dryer vent inspection and cleaning today!
Book An Appointment ONLINE NOW for Chimney and Dryer Vent service in Philadelphia, PA
Call our Scheduling Center at (267)478-3840 to arrange for a sweep to benefit your home with an inspection and a cleaning. Midtown Chimney Sweeps proudly delivers its expertise and services not only to Philadelphia, but also to the nearby communities of Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Kennett Square. You can book your appointment online now for chimney and dryer vent service in Philadelphia, PA with Midtown Chimney Sweeps!