Guaranteed: No-Mess Chimney Service
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that all chimneys servicing a wood burning fireplace or appliance be swept annually. In section 211.13.2 of the NFPA codes it states that residential chimneys and fireplaces shall be inspected at least once a year. While standard fireplaces are what most assume chimney sweeps clean and maintain, we also routinely service wood stove inserts as well as free standing wood stoves. Our goal is to leave the area around your fireplace cleaner than when we arrived because we have homes too, and know how important it is to treat it with respect and care.
All American Chimney Service, LLC has a satisfaction guarantee that is second to none. We will do it right the first time (owner must be present at the time of service), or we will come back until it has been done right.
Following the guidelines put out by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). These inspections are important because they can prevent fires, CO poisonings and expose minor maintenance issues that can prevent substantial repair work in the future. Call All American Chimney Service at 502-435-2364 or request an appointment online.
What We Do and How We Do It
In order to keep our no mess guarantee, we place clean drop clothes in front of your fireplace and surrounding area. Once we are sure there is nothing breakable in the area or anything else we deem necessary to take into consideration, we set up an industrial strength vacuum fitted with a HEPA filter that prevents any dust or soot from escaping the fireplace, preventing it from entering your home.
Next, we prepare to sweep the firebox with hand brushes. Depending on your type of fireplace and the level of buildup we clean the top of the flue using either brushes or rods. If necessary, we use a whirling porcupine brush attached to a drill which cleans the sooty smoke chamber. Oftentimes, the damper requires cleaning, inspection, and adjustment to its assembly as well.
While sweeping, we also perform parts of the visual level 1 inspection which continues with a closed circuit video inspection of the interior portion of your chimney and flue. Using this type of technology allows us to digitally document the condition of your chimney from the inside. This helps us to be sure of your family’s safety. A visual inspection of the outside portion of the chimney completes the process. If we have access, we can do a complimentary chimney top inspection of the crown and cap.
Anything of importance is documented with digital photos for your evaluation. You are also provided with a condition report for the system and we will answer any questions you might have.