Happy New Year from the team here at Top Hat Chimney & Roofing! As we enter 2020, we urge all homeowners to amp up their chimney game, and that means investing in some basic annual maintenance. First things first, get an inspection scheduled with our team. We’ll be able to look things over with our high-tech equipment and ascertain whether or not you need any further services.
If your inspection should reveal clogs, obstructions, or excess creosote, a sweeping will then be in order. Learn more about this process below, and if you have any questions along the way, remember that our team is just a phone call away!
The Process Of A Chimney Sweeping
So, what can you expect when you hire us for a sweeping? Well, first of all, you can rest easier knowing that your home will stay protected. Chimney sweeping is a notoriously messy business, but we have the tools and equipment to keep your living space looking as good as new, no matter how much soot, ash, and creosote we are dealing with. We’ll lay as many drop cloths as necessary to keep your furniture and floor protected, and our specialized HEPA vacuums guarantee no dirt or debris gets away from us throughout the process. We’ll have you covered, no matter what.
We will then proceed to remove everything from your chimney that should not be there. This could include leaves, twigs, nesting materials, and, of course, creosote. We have the tools and training to get the job done right so that you can stress less when operating your fireplace throughout the rest of the winter.
Do you have glazed creosote? We’re able to effectively remove that, too, with the help of chemical agents and power sweeping. All in all, once we’re through, you can bet your system will look better and function more efficiently for the long haul!
Why Regular Maintenance Is Important
So, what happens if you skip annual chimney care? Well, this practice can land you in some big trouble, and you’ll wind up spending more on home repairs and medical bills when all is said and done. Let us explain.
You see, creosote is highly flammable, so by having a lot of it, you increase your risk of experiencing a chimney fire significantly. During a chimney fire, the flames from your firebox will slowly and quietly move their way up your chimney walls, wreaking havoc on your liner, brickwork, and mortar, causing a lot of destruction all along the way.
Now, in some cases, these are loud and obvious events, but most of the time homeowners won’t even know a chimney fire has occurred. This means that they will continue putting their system to use, not knowing they face great risks by doing so! Because your chimney isn’t built to withstand the intense heat the comes with direct contact with fire, your structure will suffer quite a bit, and cracks, holes, cracks, and other openings will start to form throughout it.
Having gaps like these in the chimney makes you much more prone to experience house fires, gas leaks, and smoke exposure. In fact, heat can travel to adjacent woodwork in a matter of hours if you’re system is not adequately protected! Trust us – a sweeping right now is much better for your budget that thousands of dollars worth of home repairs after a disaster has occurred. Make the right choice and depend on our crew today.
Along with house fires, there’s the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home. This deadly gas is both colorless and odorless, making it next to impossible to detect. Because of this, it is responsible for hundreds of deaths every single year! Investing in professional chimney and fireplace services will reduce the risk of exposure, as will installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Keep your family as safe as possible by working with our team for it all.
Why We’re The Team To Trust
Our CSIA certified sweeps are trusted throughout the Fayetteville area because we continue to provide top-notch, high-quality services year after year. We continuously rely on organizations like the CSIA, NFI, NCSG, HBPA, and more to ensure we stay knowledgeable and up-to-date on it all, and we also have maintained a strong reputation with Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, and the BBB.
Along with this, one look through our many online reviews will reveal that we don’t skimp when it comes to keeping customers as satisfied as possible. One thing’s for certain: when you depend on us, you won’t be disappointed!
For the best chimney care around, count on our team to set you up right today. We’re ready for your call!