Minnesota Air Vent Cleaning – Hidden Danger in a Fireplace Chimney
$59 – Fireplace and Chimney Sweep Special
- With the purchase of any duct cleaning service.
- Eliminate fire risks by removing flammable creosote build-up.
A wood-burning fireplace is a common amenity in many Minnesota homes, especially in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area. Even though a fireplace isn’t the most efficient source of heat in a home, the coziness of a crackling fire with the family gathered around is an important part of winter in many households.
Unfortunately, fireplaces also create some serious hazards. The worst of these is the potential for a chimney fire. No matter what kind of wood is burned, creosote and soot are carried up the chimney. These materials deposit themselves in the fireplace and chimney, and can quickly build up into a thick layer. Many homeowners don’t know this, and go on using their fireplace for years without considering the risks.
Why Wood-Burning Fireplace Can Be a Fire Hazard?
The combination of soot and creosote build-up restricts the chimney opening, causing a smoky fire and interfering with the required draft that makes for a well-burning fire. That’s bad enough, but if the built-up creosote is ignited it can turn into a chimney fire, one of the most horrifying emergencies any homeowner can experience. This can start at any time, without warning.
When a chimney fire begins, it quickly spreads up the flue, growing into an inferno that sucks air in large volumes into the fireplace to feed oxygen to the growing fire. The result is a roaring noise. Outside the home, a column of blazing sparks and embers shoots out of the top of the chimney, capable of setting the home’s roof on fire, along with trees that overhang the home. Even if no fire is started, the high temperatures in the chimney flue can cause serious damage that may require replacement of the chimney. Worst of all, once a chimney fire gets started, it’s almost impossible to extinguish by the homeowner.
Depending on the type of wood you burn, experts recommend the fireplace and chimney be inspected and cleaned by a professional cleaner after every 40-50 fires. Fireplace and chimney sweeping is not a job for amateurs, either. Done incorrectly, it can be messy and there is always the danger of falling off a roof or damaging the chimney flue. Only experienced professional cleaners should be allowed to do this job properly so you get peace of mind.
Only Professional Cleaning Can Prevent Chimney Fires
As the leading duct cleaning service company in Minneapolis St. Paul, our technicians can thoroughly clean your wood-burning fireplace and chimney. Our employees are highly trained and experienced. They will remove all soot and creosote from the chimney, damper, and smoke shelf with properly sized brushes to get all the creosote and soot out. Then, the soot and creosote is vacuumed up and completely removed by a truck-mounted vacuum system. This thorough sweep service leaves no mess in your home, and the job can be done very quickly. Best of all, if you combine this essential service with their duct cleaning services, you’ll save over 50% of the regular price.
For over 25 years, our company has been serving homeowners across the Twin Cities, from Minnetrista, Wayzata, Maple Plain and Plymouth to Vadnais Heights, Eagan, Mahtomedi and Cottage Grove, and from Shakopee, Carver, Waconia and Apple Valley to Mounds View, Arden Hills, Brooklyn Park and Crystal. Call our Minnesota fireplace and chimney cleaner today to schedule a service and you’ll have the peace of mind of not worrying about the possibility of a disastrous fire.