As we start the new year, it is the perfect time to make improvements to your home. At Blue Ridge Chimney Services, we are here to help. For years, we have been providing the Shenandoah Valley with superior professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation. Our chimney sweeps have received certifications from industry leader such as The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

This means you can count on us to take care of your chimney the right way. To keep your chimney and fireplace running smoothly and safe, the CSIA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other experts recommend to get your chimney inspected at least once a year. We would like to tell you more about what to expect from our annual maintenance services.

Why do I need my chimney professionally swept and inspected every year?

chimney sweep cleaning chimney When you have a wood-burning fireplace, it is important to have it professionally maintained annually. This helps to avoid hazards such as a chimney fire. One of the leading causes of chimney fires is creosote. Creosote forms naturally during the combustion process, and it accumulates on the inner walls of your chimney.

Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have the knowledge and experience to remove all creosote deposits in your chimney. You need to get your chimney professionally inspected to make sure it is safe for use. Flue blockages, damaged chimney liners, and other issues can lead to hazards like carbon monoxide leaks. A professional chimney inspection ensures your system work efficiently and safely.

What can I expect from a professional chimney maintenance appointment with Blue Ridge Chimney Services?

When our experienced and certified chimney sweeps arrive at your home, we begin by protecting the area around your fireplace by laying down drop cloths. However, we do ask that you move any furniture and breakable items that are within six to eight feet of your fireplace to protect them. We will then use specialized tools such as rotating brushes on extended rods to sweep your chimney from top to bottom. As we are sweeping your chimney, we will check to make sure the interior is free from any damages. Once we finish the sweeping process, we will check out the exterior of the chimney to look for damaged bricks and mortar joints. If we find issues, we will show you the problem and give you a fair and honest written estimate of the repair work that is needed to make your chimney safe to use again. When the inspection is complete, you will get a written explanation of the condition of your chimney.

Start the new year off right with a professional chimney sweeping and inspection. Contact us at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to schedule your annual chimney maintenance services today!