Fireplace Cleaning in MD, NOVA, & DC
At Chimney.com, our specialists know the importance of keeping your chimney clean and safe. Each year, roughly 25,000 chimney fires occur in the United States, and either creosote buildup or a malfunctioning flue causes the vast majority. Since 1989, our chimney specialists have helped homeowners in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, protect their homes by keeping their chimneys clean and in good repair. Our strict adherence to safety standards and keen attention to detail ensure your chimney will provide the safe, efficient, and effective operation required to keep your home warm and your family safe.
Masonry Fireplace Sweeping
It’s essential to have your masonry fireplace cleaned every year. During a standard chimney cleaning, our specialists will remove soot and creosote deposits, thoroughly clean the smoke chamber, and vacuum the firebox. This removes flammable materials and helps protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning. It also improves the energy efficiency of your chimney and makes it easier to detect any problems with the chimney, flue, or other components. In most cases, it takes less than an hour to clean a chimney thoroughly.
Contact Chimney.com at (301) 761-2228 to learn more about our masonry fireplace sweeping services in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia.
Prefabricated Fireplace Cleaning
Prefabricated fireplaces also require annual cleaning. Generally, anytime the buildup reaches one-eighth of an inch, the chimney should be thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Because of the design of prefabricated chimneys, they are less strong and durable than masonry chimneys. Thus, keeping them clean is vital for preserving their integrity and for early detection of problems within the chimney. Early detection allows for prompt repair, which translates to an extended serviceable life span. Further, keeping the chimney clean will offer the same benefits as masonry chimneys, including improved energy efficiency and performance, protection against fire and carbon monoxide poisoning, and preservation of flue and other component functions.
Why Choose Chimney.com?
At Chimney.com, our chimney specialists understand the value a fully functional fireplace brings to your life. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your fireplace provides the safe, efficient, and reliable operation you need to keep your home warm and cozy throughout the winter. When you entrust your chimney to our team, you will always enjoy the following:
- On-time service and project completion
- Premium quality components and materials
- Workmanship guarantee
- Clean worksite
- Expert advice and recommendations
- Fully licensed and insured specialists
Contact Chimney.com at (301) 761-2228 to schedule masonry or prefabricated fireplace cleaning in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia.
Fireplace Cleaning FAQs
What happens if you don't clean a fireplace?
An unclean fireplace is a fire waiting to happen. If creosote and soot aren’t regularly removed from the chimney, they can combust and cause a fire that will spread throughout the home and endanger the health and safety of your family.Learn More
Can a dirty fireplace make you sick?
Yes. It can fill the home with smoke and other pollutants that can exacerbate allergies and other breathing conditions, including COPD, asthma, etc. Prolonged exposure may also result in skin and lung cancer.Learn More
How do I know if my fireplace needs cleaning?
The following are common signs that your fireplace is overdue for a thorough cleaning. These include:
- It smells like a campfire
- Inconsistent burning
- Smoke fills the room
- Oily marks on fireplace walls
- Animal droppings or sounds of animals nesting in the fireplace
- The damper is blackened
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