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Chimney Sweeping Services Help Prevent Health and Fire Hazards in your Home - Providence, RI

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 05, 2015

Chimney sweeping services include a basic chimney inspection and an additional rooftop checkup. Once done, the chimney cleaning process then commences. Drop cloths are placed in your home and quad filter vacuum filters are used in order to control dust while sweeping the chimney.

The structural inspections need to be performed in order to determine the condition of the interior portions of your chimney. Repairs are also done in order to prevent fire and property damage when your fireplace is in use. This is one of the main reasons why it is recommended that all homeowners have annual chimney inspections, fireplace inspections, and even vent inspections. An annual sweeping must be done to clear your chimney from potential fire hazards that could occur by not having it cleaned. Without proper and regular maintenance, your heating system at home may also release toxic gases into your living area which can pose serious threats to your health causing serious illness or even death.

For prefabricated fireplaces, the chimney cleaning experts in Providence, RI will clean the chimney from the top down and masonry fireplaces are cleaned from the bottom up.

For more details about annual chimney cleanings, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Chimney Cleaning Experts Provide Expert Chimney Repair and Maintenance Services - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chimneys are an essential part of many homes, especially during cold weather conditions when homeowners burn fires for added heat. They contribute largely in keeping your indoor living space more comfortable which is chimney sweeping services are needed regularly.

If you use your chimney regularly in the winter, debris and deposits can build up in your chimney and can be detrimental to the functionality if not given attention at the season’s end. Chimney cleaning experts in Seekonk, MA will help prevent any dangerous situation and will keep your chimney safe and clear for use next winter. With cleaning, maintenance, and repair services, your chimney can help you get through those cold nights of winter.

In the spring once the used of your hearth has stopped, it is important to let a trained, licensed, and professional chimney technician tackle the job of cleaning and servicing your chimney. During a chimney cleaning, it will be inspected for blockages which can prevent it from functioning properly. Additionally, service and installation of stainless chimney caps will take place. Dampers, covers, and all other accessories will also be inspected, as well as repainting and repairing your chimney.

To find out more about the specialized services for your chimney, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Chimney Sweeping Services Also Protect Your Chimney from Water and Weather - Providence, RI

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 30, 2015

Chimneys are an essential part of many homes, particularly those in Providence, RI where it is often cold. Along with fireplaces, stoves, and inserts, your home’s chimney contributes significantly in keeping your indoor space more comfortable. However, they require regular, good cleaning. Hiring chimney cleaning experts, or chimney sweepers, is a wise way to start the spring season.

After using the chimney for the entire winter season, your fireplace and chimney should undergo cleaning, maintenance, and repair services. Chimney cleaning experts will also check for any blockages in your chimney. They will also inspect it for water leaks and other signs of deterioration or damage.

There are many available options for making chimneys water- and weather-proof.

Chimney sweeping services in Providence, RI ensure that your chimney is free from debris so your home heating appliances function best. Chimney cleaning from The Fireplace Showcase does not only mean cleaning the chimney. We also address repointing and rebuilding. Our services also include installation of stainless caps, chimney dampers, chase covers, and clean-out doors, and lead flashing, all based on what your home needs.

For specialized services for all aspects of chimney cleaning, maintenance, and repair, visit The Fireplace Showcase.

Chimney Cleaning is Essential for the Life and Safety of your Chimney

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cleaning and repairing your chimney means you have a safe chimney. There are a few important issues to keep in mind to ensure that your fireplace works properly and to avoid common chimney repair issues. A dirty chimney is dangerous, don’t let creosote build up. Creosote is an oil which results from burning wood or pellets and, overtime, as it builds up it can eventually catch fire. One way to attend to this issue is to purchase creosote cleaner which you spray into your fire to help keep the production of creosote down.

Blockages from falling debris or animals can hinder smoke and gases from escaping the chimney. Some of these gases are corrosive and over the years can damage your chimney flue. The flue should be inspected annually. Additionally, there can also be brickwork problems, both aesthetic and structural. Be sure to have your chimney inspected to avoid unnecessary repairs. And, having chimney repairs and inspections done regularly helps you find minor problems before they become large ones.

Summer is the perfect time for Chimney Cleanings and Inspections

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 03, 2011

Summer is just around the corner and thank goodness we aren’t using our fireplaces for a while. This is the perfect time to schedule your chimney cleaning or inspection.

A clean chimney is a safe chimney. The type of wood you burn plays a large part in if you need to have your chimney cleaned. Burning green, wet wood makes your chimney need cleaning more often than dry, seasoned wood. However, chimney sweeping is an unregulated business. For this reason, people need to ask some questions, understand more, and be very vigilant when contracting someone to clean their chimney.

Your chimney should be cleaned and inspected every year to ensure that it is functioning properly, free of blockages, and safe for use. Additionally, if you are purchasing a new home, you are surely having a home inspection, consider a chimney inspection as well.

Even if you don't plan to use the fireplace, you should still have an expert inspect the chimney to make sure there aren't any leaks. If you are using central AC or heating, air could slowly escape through the chimney, leading to high utility bills. There are many potential dangers with chimneys, the most obvious problem in an older home being deterioration. The chimney itself or the flue liner could be slowly decaying. If you are planning on using the chimney, you want to fix a decaying chimney so gases cannot leak into your home and to keep flames and sparks contained within the fireplace and chimney.

At Fireplace Showcase our trained, knowledgeable, and licensed technicians have the knowledge and experience to handle any job, big or small.


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