Chimney Cleaning | Certified Chimney Sweep In Ewing NJ
Did you know that more than 20,000 chimney fires happen in the U.S. each year and that unmaintained chimneys cause upwards of $200 million in property damage annually? Annual chimney sweep services performed by certified chimney technicians could prevent much of this.
Mercer County Chimney Service provides CSIA-certified chimney sweeping and chimney cleaning for our Ewing customers year-round. We’ll help you keep your chimney/fireplace system running cleanly, safely and efficiently.
The Job of an Ewing Chimney Sweep
Our trained chimney sweeps perform two primary jobs:
1. Remove flammable creosote
Creosote is a byproduct of wood combustion and builds up in your flue every time you burn a fire. It can be flakey, puffy, sticky or solid, and in all forms it’s highly flammable.
Chimney cleaning professionals have the tools and equipment to safely remove creosote from your Ewing Township chimney and greatly reduce the likelihood of a chimney or house fire.
Our technicians are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), which is the highest designation a chimney sweep can obtain. We’re safe, careful and thorough on every job for our Ewing customers.
Annual Chimney Cleaning
Getting your chimney cleaned once a year isn’t a complicated process. Our technicians sweep a great number of chimneys in and around Ewing Township, NJ, and can be finished in less time than you may think.
Virtually every fire-safety and hearth industry organization in America recommends yearly chimney sweep services performed by trained, certified personnel. That’s what we offer – with more than 30 years’ chimney cleaning experience to back it up.
2. Remove drafting obstructions
Creosote can build up to the point that it causes smoke and harmful gases to draft inefficiently. Outside obstructions also can impair your chimney’s ability to vent.
Bird and squirrel nests, small animals that have died in the chimney unable to escape as well as all manner of tree debris such as leaves and twigs can block the smoke path in your flue.
This problem needs to be addressed, because backed-up smoke carries with it carbon monoxide, which is invisible, odorless and potentially fatal to humans and animals.
Most obstruction issues can be prevented by having a full-width custom chimney cap installed at the top of your chimney to keep obstructions out. Your Ewing chimney sweep can install a beautiful cap that will protect your flue and enhance the look of your chimney.
Annual Chimney Inspections
Along with chimney sweeping, you should schedule an annual chimney inspection and get both jobs out of the way at the same time. Professional inspections look closely at your chimney’s masonry, flue, components and venting efficiency and will alert you to needed repairs or maintenance.
Mercer County Chimney Service provides all levels of chimney inspection as designated by the CSIA. We offer basic annual inspections, real estate inspections, video camera inspections and inspections following a chimney fire or other damage.
Many of the chimney fires and house fires that begin in flues could be prevented with expert chimney sweep services and chimney inspections. Our dedicated chimney cleaning experts are here to help our Ewing, NJ, customers’ chimneys and homes remain safe all year long.
Speak with a certified chimney sweep today at (609) 802-5288.