Chimney cleaning is an essential service that makes your residence or commercial building safer. Wood-burning stoves and fireplaces cause soot and creosote build-up, possibly leading to chimney fires if not removed. Even oil and gas heaters’ chimneys need regular cleaning to function safely.
The first step in cleaning a chimney is preparing the area around the stove or fireplace. The technician will use drop cloths to catch any debris from the chimney during the cleaning process.
Next, the technician uses a heavy brush with metal bristles to clean the chimney. They start at the bottom of the chimney and work their way up. During the sweeping process, a vacuum catches and traps all the soot that comes down.
During the cleaning process, they remove the accumulated coating of soot and creosote on the chimney lining. The coating material falls into the fireplace or stove area, where the technician will sweep or vacuum it away.