Residential Chimney Sweeping
If you are a responsible homeowner then you don’t need us at J&J Northwoods Construction Inc. to tell you how important it is to have your chimney cleaned, swept and, if needed, repaired on a regular basis. Regular chimney sweeping services allied with periodic maintenance will reduce the risk of fire, improve the functioning of your appliances and add to their life’s usefulness. At J&J Northwoods Construction Inc., we offer a thorough chimney sweeping service that will offer a wide array of added benefits to your home above the obvious advantages that come from having your chimney cleaned regularly. Being passionate about all aspects of chimney sweeping means that we will guarantee to provide a service that will serve your home’s needs.
How Our Chimney Sweeping Service Works
During an average chimney sweeping session, we will perform a summary assessment of the system that we wish to clean. From there, the chimney is given a thorough scrub. This includes the hearth, firebox, smoke chamber, draft regulator and the wood stove and its chimney connectors. Once that process has been complete, our skilled team will remove the debris at the base of a chimney, in the fireplace and the wood stove.
What Is Creosote And How Can it Affect my Home?
In essence, creosote is generally formed by the incomplete of combustion of wood. Usually, it takes one of three very distinctive forms:
- Wood dust or soot
- Blown brittle pieces
- Glazed components, similar to thick black paint
The most dangerous aspect of creosote buildup is one of the main causes of chimney fires and could result in a real and dangerous hazard for your home. An efficient wood-burning appliance with appropriate operating techniques and regular maintenance can greatly reduce the risks of a chimney fire.
How Chimney Inspection Can Help You
With an annual chimney inspection and a potentially more regular chimney sweeping service, you can ensure that your home’s safety and social integrity is improved upon. The simple fact of the matter is that failing to do so can cause chimney fires and increase carbon monoxide concerns. Even a gas fireplace chimney can be blocked by a bird’s nest or a wide range of other debris, which in turn, can detrimentally affect your home’s effectiveness. At J&J Northwoods Construction Inc., we offer three distinct levels of chimney inspections depending on your home’s specific needs or wants. The three levels of service include:
Level-One Inspection: This is the most basic service we offer and is essentially a visual check of your fireplace and chimney.
Level-Two Inspection: This type of service involves a roof and attic check as well as a chimney inspection using special tools.
Level-Three Inspection: This is our most detailed and thorough inspection and may require tearing down and rebuilding your chimney.