Certified Chimney Sweep & Chimney Cleaning
Servicing your chimney with a chimney sweep or cleaning is necessary annually to ensure the safety of your home and the efficiency of your chimney. Unmaintained chimneys account for over $200 million in property damage each year, not to mention injuries and the tragic loss of human life. Wood burning fireplaces & wood stoves create a buildup of creosote in chimneys when smoke, water vapor, tar fog, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon and various minerals pass through the chimney. Creosote is highly combustible and can cause a house fire, leading to massive damage in your home. Gas heating appliances like boilers, hot water heaters or furnaces can build up corrosive acid on the inside of chimneys as well. This is why an annual chimney sweep and inspection is recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Certified Chimney Sweeps
Mercer County Chimney Services are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). You can depend on our fully licensed, trained and insured technicians to keep your home and family safe. Each cleaning starts with a thorough inspection. To ensure a safe working, clean chimney system, our chimney sweep technicians remove any creosote, soot and other blockages from flue linings, fireboxes, dampers and smoke chambers. We perform a full flue check before and after cleaning, and all this will be done with the use of drop cloths to ensure no mess is left in your home.
Not only does this chimney sweep service ensure the safety of your home, it also attributes to the efficiency of your fireplace. Your fireplace cannot provide heat as well if it there is not a proper flow of gases out of your chimney. This is impossible if there are blockages present in your chimney. With these gases blocked, your fireplace will not heat your home as well. Beyond this inconvenience, without the proper flow of gases through your chimney you are in danger of these fumes releasing into your home. Carbon Monoxide is a gas that can leak into your home if your chimney is not maintained well enough to provide proper ventilation. To prevent this danger, it is recommended by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Protection Association and the American Lung Association to regularly maintain your home heating systems and chimneys.
Chimney Cleaning Maintenance
Though your house may seem safe now, it is better to be sure your chimney is ready for use. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and in no instance is the saying more true than in chimney maintenance. A chimney sweep prevents devastating fires and the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. The potential damage to your home would cost much more than proper maintenance, and the safety of your loved ones is priceless.
Late summer and early fall are the most common times to schedule a chimney sweep, as that is the time when you are likely to start using your fireplace or stove. Be sure that when your family gathers around that first fire, they are safe from the dangers caused by an unclean chimney. Our trained and licensed technicians will sweep your chimney to ensure the safety of your home, and though chimney cleaning is dirty work, they will take the measures necessary to leave your home as clean as when they arrived.
Call Us for More Information at 609-802-5288 if you are in need of chimney cleaning. Mercer County Chimney Services operate in cities across the county, including Hamilton NJ, Lawrenceville NJ, West Windsor NJ and East Windsor NJ.