Chimney Cleaning Services
Expert Chimney Cleaning ― Serving Northern VA, Maryland & DC for Over 30 Years!
Have you have noticed strange smells near your fireplace? Are you concerned about creosote buildup and the associated safety hazards? It’s best to call the professional chimney cleaners at Chimney.com.
For more than 30 years, the team at Chimney.com has helped homeowners by providing chimney inspections, chimney repairs, and other chimney services in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We are fully licensed and insured, and we guarantee our work.
What to Expect During a Chimney Cleaning Service
Chimney.com provides professional chimney cleaning in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Here’s a brief overview of our cleaning process.
- Remove soot and creosote deposits. Our professionals will get on your roof and use professional-grade cleaning tools to remove soot and creosote from your chimney’s flue. Creosote is a toxic byproduct of burning wood that needs to be removed regularly. Once we have finished running our brushes on rods up and down your chimney, we will visually inspect our work for thoroughness.
- Clean out the smoke chamber. We will run small brushes into the smoke chamber of your fireplace and then either scoop or vacuum the soot and creosote from the smoke shelf.
- Vacuum out the firebox. We will use our specialized brushes to clear the firebox of any debris, and then look more closely at the condition of each part of this system.
If you are in need of professional chimney cleaning services, trust the experts at Chimney.com to provide you with unmatched expertise and customer service. Contact us to schedule service in Silver Spring, Herndon, Chevy Chase, or any other DMV area.
Benefits of Chimney Cleaning
Having your chimney cleaned by a professional is more than good housekeeping – it’s essential to the safety of your home. Other benefits include:
- Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning – Chimney cleaning ensures adequate airflow so carbon monoxide exits the chimney, rather than seeping back into your home.
- Improve home heating efficiency – A clean chimney helps wood-burning fireplaces burn logs more thoroughly and efficiently by letting oxygen reach the burnbox.
- Easier fireplace inspections – After a professional chimney cleaning, a chimney sweep can inspect your chimney without obstruction from soot and creosote buildups.
- Prevent chimney fires – Wood fire creates creosote, a sticky, highly flammable substance that can start a chimney fire and potentially destroy your home.
- Keep smoke flowing out – Just as carbon monoxide can back up in a dirty chimney and enter your home, so can smoke. A clean chimney keeps smoke and ash from causing damage to furniture, rugs, and clothing.
If you need professional chimney cleaning services in the DC, MD, or VA area, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Chimney.com team today! Contact us today to schedule your chimney cleaning!
Where Is Chimney Cleaning Available?
Our service area includes most of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Here’s a partial list of cities we serve.
Don’t see your city listed? We may still offer chimney cleaning in your area – contact us to inquire!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you protect my house while cleaning my chimney?
Soot and ash can be messy if they’re scattered around your home. We always use drop cloths in front of your fireplace and in any part of your home that could be affected. We also use an industrial vacuum to collect any debris created from the cleaning.
How often should I clean my chimney?
Annual chimney cleaning is a critical first line of defense against problems that could lead to expensive chimney repairs later. We recommend having your chimney cleaned once a year to reduce the risks to you, your loved ones, and your property.
What is creosote? Is it dangerous?
When you use your fireplace, the burn leaves behind a residue called creosote that builds up in the flue. In its early stages, creosote buildup is a dark, flakey substance that collects along the flue tiles. While it isn’t usually dangerous on its own, addressing creosote during stage one is important. Once creosote reaches stage two, it becomes much more difficult to clean and can start to impact the effectiveness of your chimney. At stage three, creosote is extremely flammable and a serious fire hazard.
What Your Neighbors Have to Say
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