If you don't use the fireplace in your home or business very often you may think that a chimney inspection and chimney sweep and repair are not necessary. However, flammable creosote and other harmful debris accumulate nonetheless over time resulting in poor air quality that may also include harmful gas emissions. Harbor Arbor chimney sweeps provide licensed inspection and repair as well as helpful tips for getting the most energy efficiency from your wood burning systems. Our local chimney sweep experts are fully equipped with both knowledge and the right tools to ensure the safety of your chimney and property.
Our local chimney sweep uses long rods equipped with thick bristles to dislodge soot and debris following a high powered vacuuming that is specially made for cleaning chimneys. The work area on your property is carefully prepared beforehand with heavy duty drop cloths and additional materials to ensure cleanliness although chimney vacuums are actually designed with extra strength filters that significantly virtually eliminate dust discharge. Harbor Arbor chimney sweeps are certified technicians fully equipped to clean the inside of your chimney and all its components including, damper, flue, crown, flue cap, smoke drafts and will thoroughly remove built up soot which that has developed in creosote deposits. A thick coating of toxic hardened soot, creosote is the result of the regular burning of wood or any fossil fuel or tar that must be professionally removed to ensure the continued safe use of your fireplace or any other fuel burning heating system. In addition, our certified staff will inform you of any cracks or damage in masonry and the chimney flue or water damage that affect the safety and efficiency of your system and provide a written estimate for any required chimney repair before starting any work.
Harbor Arbor kindly requests that you make your fireplace easily accessible before your scheduled appointment for chimney sweep and / or chimney repair. Our chimney sweeps make customer satisfaction their priority and are pleased to answer any questions you may have.
In addition to a dangerous buildup of harmful creosote, the following are some important reasons for getting your chimney checked each year.
Many forms of wildlife take up residence in a chimney and are able to create elaborate nests that can blockages and hygiene hazards and toxic decay if the animal dies. Harbor Arbor provides humane and safe removal of fur and feathered friends that may have made your chimney their home.
After years of temperature fluctuations brick chimneys are susceptible to cracks over time that can compromise safety and the proper functioning of a fireplace. In addition the liner in the chimney flue may become damaged after years of exposure to toxic fumes and smoke. Harbor Arbor chimney sweeps inspect the flue and chimney liner and test the damper carefully to ensure maximum efficiency and provide a detailed analysis and repair recommendations when required.
Contact Harbor Arbor today for a free chimney sweeping estimate.