How Clean Is Your Chimney
Do you have a foul smell coming from your fireplace? Does your house smell like smoke even though you haven’t lit a fire in days or weeks? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, it could indicate that your home’s chimney has accumulated creosote.
Creosote is the soot byproduct that comes from burning wood. Every fireplace (except, of course, an electric one) generates creosote. If you don’t clean this build-up regularly, it can lead to severe airflow and health problems over time.
For example, creosote or soot buildup reduces the airflow, which not only impacts the performance of the fireplace and chimney but also increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is why experts recommend getting your chimney, vents, and fireplaces inspected at least once each year.
How We Can Help
United Home Services has been providing professional chimney cleaning and inspection services for over 20 years. We use field-tested equipment and industry expterise to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your home’s chimney.
We can clear out the dangerous, crusty, and highly combustible soot (creosote), and also get rid of any critters (like bats, squirrels, raccoons) that may have taken up residence in your chimney.
We can clean all kinds of stoves and fireplaces: wood stoves, gas fireplaces, open fireplaces, cook stoves, oil stoves, and pellet stoves. This includes completely removing and then cleaning out all internal parts of the stove.
As an added bonus, we promise to leave your home as clean – or cleaner – as it was before we arrived!
Our chimney cleaning and inspection services include:
- Chimney inspection
- Smoke shield cleaning
- Brushing of the chimney flue
- Cleaning and inspection of damper
- Cleaning of firebox and then removing the ash
- Removing the creosote, soot, and debris behind the flue damper
- Inspection and cleaning of the chimney cap (if you have one)
Our experienced chimney cleaning technicians use tarps, vacuums, shoe covers, and drop cloths to ensure your home stays clean throughout the job. We also use a wide range of rods and brushes to make sure every hint of soot is completely removed from your chimney and vents.
Chimney Cleaning And Inspection: Your Satisfaction Is Guaranteed
This is one of the nicest experiences I’ve ever had in regard to home maintenance and repair. The scheduling process was easy, the response was immediate, and the technician was thorough, knowledgeable and considerate. We found a nest of wasps in my chimney, so what should have been an easy inspection and cleaning ended up requiring three trips. Assaf wasn’t concerned about his time, in what turned out to be a complicated ordeal, as much as he was concerned about my safety. This makes me believe this is the UHS’s work ethic and culture.
– Heidi Tracy
Chimney cleaning and inspection can be a dangerous job because sometimes it’s hard to predict what kind of “surprises” have accumulated in there. So, it’s extremely important to choose a chimney cleaning company that’s insured, bonded, and licensed.
United Home Services is a family-owned chimney sweeping company that’s been fully covered for 20+ years. We have been cleaning and maintaining chimneys in Texas, Maryland, Connecticut, Washington, and Pennsylvania since 1998.
Winter is almost here which means you’re going to need your chimney and fireplace in tip-top condition. Don’t wait for a fire or carbon-monoxide accident to schedule a chimney cleaning!