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Chimney & Air Duct Cleaning in Seattle

Chimney & Air Duct Cleaning in Seattle

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Are you looking for a chimney sweeper in the Seattle area to professionally clean your chimney, fireplace and air ducts?  It is important to keep your chimney clean and clear.  This will ensure proper ventilation and keep your house from filling with toxic smoke. If your chimney is clogged the smoke can come back into your house.

 

Additionally, this can exacerbate breathing problems and allergies. We inspect chimneys, provide safety inspections and clean if needed at an affordable cost.  Do not take unnecessary chances with your health and safety.  This is a quick and simple process that can make a huge difference.  Give us a call or submit our online form to schedule an inspection right away.

How Often Should a Chimney be Cleaned?

When it is cold outside, nothing beats a beautiful and hot fire.  Burning fires will create unwanted bi-products which if not taken care of can cause health issues and even become dangerous.  I don’t remember seeing any of my fire burning friends clean their chimney. Rarely even their fireplace.

The more you use your fireplace or wood burning stove will determine how often it needs to be cleaned.  If you have not used it in awhile you need to make sure that there is nothing blocking the chimney.

EPA Program "Burn Wise"

The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has a program called “Burn Wise”.  They focus on fire prevention, safety and health issues related to burning wood and other materials. Some of their statistics are very interesting and eye opening.

I know people who use their fireplaces quite often and had no idea that they needed to clean their chimneys. The build up inside the chimney can ignite and cause a devastating fire.  Not to mention that toxic chemicals can come back into the house and cause health issues.

Click on the Burn Wise image to the right and read some of these facts.

From Our Customers

About Chimney Fires

Chimney fires can damage a chimney and start a house fire. Soot and creosote are acidic and will deteriorate metal and mortar. The build-up of soot and creosote in a chimney reduces its diameter and restricts its flow capacity. A clean chimney operates more efficient and will minimize unhealthy odors. In humid or wet weather, soot and creosote can smell very bad. It also can be difficult to see chimney damage if it is dirty.

Annual Chimney Inspections

A bi-product of fire is creosote buildup (the major cause of chimney fires) and soot, which can restrict air flow and damage the fireplace chimney. Even a gas fireplace chimney can become blocked by a bird’s nest or other debris. If you have a fireplace, you need to be aware of the fire hazards of a damaged or dirty chimney can cause.

 

The National Fire Protection Agency says nearly half of all home-heating house fires are caused by dirty chimneys, and a majority of them happen during the winter months. An annual chimney inspection looks for buildup and blockages, followed by sweeping to remove all the problems inhibiting performance.

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Did you happen to know...

Hard wood. It burns slower and hotter which will keep it clean longer.

No. Artificial logs are not recommended.

Yes, very. Sparks from the fireplace can get on your carpet or furniture.

Not always. It is best to have it cleaned and checked on a regular basis.

Smoke in the room or if the fire burns slower than normal.

Is it TRUE or FALSE?

FALSE – Less frequently but there is always a chance of a blockage.

FALSE – When incomplete combustion of a fuel occurs, carbon monoxide is created. You cannot see or smell it.

TRUE – It also affects how your body is able to fight COVID19.

TRUE – Creosote is highly combustible and can burst into flames.

FALSE – It depends on what you are burning, how much build up there is and if there is any obstructions.

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