A fire in the fireplace on a cold wintry night is one of the most romantic settings there are. Watching the flames is mesmerizing and relaxing. However, creosote that produces soot is less than beautiful. When you contact Bothell WA Cleaning Service for corrective or preventative chimney cleaning, this will not be a problem.
Creosote accumulation can be blamed on how the fuel is burned, the temperature the fire reaches and the turbulence in the air. Glazed creosote occurs after a fire that burns slowly. A dirty chimney is a definite fire hazard.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America is one of the foremost authorities on the professionalism of chimney sweeps. They routinely train and certify those who perform the service. An annual inspection by one of these professionals is advised.
Before hiring a chimney sweep, you will want to check his credentials. They are required to have a liability insurance policy. An honest service technician will never resent a customer asking for references.
In spite of the fact that electric fireplaces often replace the real thing, there is still a need for chimney sweeps. In addition to inspecting and fixing chimneys and fireplaces, they clean natural gas burners. There are wood burning stoves that need venting system cleaning.
If you have a fireplace, but rarely use it, you may not think the chimney needs to be inspected or cleaned. But, it may have become home to a nest of birds, or small animals. Squirrels and raccoons are sometimes found nesting in dark places especially in cold climates.
Chimney sweeps have branched out into providing other services. They may be available to reline, rebuild or put a cap on your chimney to prevent critters from moving into the home. It is possible for them to do humane animal removal if necessary.
Finally, they may do tuckpointing and fireplace repair. When a new home is being built, they may design and construct the fireplace. Turning to the professionals will assure you of using the fireplace without danger to your family or your house.
Our professional Bothell WA cleaning service provides affordable chimney cleaning to all locals. To request a price quote now, go to http://www.procleancleaning.com.