Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Bremerton, WA

Why is chimney cleaning important in the Bremerton, Washington area?

Call on Midtown Chimney Sweeps to regularly clear the creosote (a potentially flammable substance) out of your chimney. This reduces your risk of a chimney fire.

What are the chimney inspection regulations?

Both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fireplace manufacturers have regulations on maintaining your masonry fireplace, factory built fireplace, wood stove, bio-fuel pellet stove, or gas fireplace. Masonry and factory-built fireplaces are recommended to be swept when the buildup of soot reaches 1/8”, while bio-fuel pellet stoves and wood stoves should be swept every year. Safety and cleanliness aren’t the only concerns that you should keep in mind; many manufacturers of stoves, fireplaces, and chimney liners will not honor the warranty of a product if it’s not maintained according to the owner’s manual.

How often does a fireplace need to be cleaned?

Annually. The National Fire Protection Association’s Document 211 states: “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.” Have your fireplace checked annually, regardless of how often you use it. You should expect to have it not only cleaned, but also inspected for any damage.

How Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Bremerton Cleans Chimneys

Our Tools Are Among the Best in the Chimney Service Trade

One tool we use is our German-made, HEPA, centrifugal-gravity, dust-extractor vacuum. It’s a unique machine that removes debris in a single pass using triple-filtration. We’re proud of it being effective and thorough enough to leave the air particulate-free. It’s safe to use on hard surfaces (as well as carpet) and operates quietly. This device is unmatched by other vacuums in the industry.

Types of Inspections We Can Offer You

Level I inspections are adequate for most annual inspections. They involve a thorough visual inspection of the chimney or the stove and connector pipe. Level II inspections combine Level I with a live-video scan of the interior of the chimney to look for buildup, debris, and any damage. The NFPA 211 requires the Level II inspection for realtors, property managers (when the ownership of the residence changes), and new homeowners.

Bremerton, WA Dryer Vent Maintenance

Why is dryer vent cleaning important?

All kinds of debris (including lint and pet hair) accumulate in the dryer vent after every use. If the buildup isn’t cleaned out regularly, it can combine with the high electrical heat to start a fire.

How often should the dryer vent be cleaned?

The ventilation system for your clothes dryer should be cleaned once a year. The hook-ups between the dryer and the vent, plus all the surrounding areas, should be inspected every 6 months to be sure there’s no damage. Tiny holes can develop on the flexible connector behind your dryer, which allows dust or carbon monoxide to leak in. Midtown Chimney Sweeps will ensure your connectors are in good shape and up to code with semi-rigid (or similar UL-listed) connectors.

In light of all the rain and the indoor activities here in Bremerton, Bainbridge, and Port Orchard, let the experts at Midtown Chimney Sweeps take care of your fireplace, stove, and dryer vent, so you can stay cozy and comfortable. We aim to be the chimney sweepers and dryer vent cleaners of choice for residents of Bremerton, WA.

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