One of the most frequently asked questions we get at Blue Ridge Chimney Services has to do with how messy the chimney sweeping process can be. Although you may be imagining that your annual professional chimney sweeping service could turn your home into a huge mess, Blue Ridge Chimney Services wants you to know that this is very far from what really occurs. For years, we have beenchimney sweep inspecting chimney providing the Shenandoah Valley region with quality professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services, and you can trust our chimney sweeps to do the job properly and with great care because we have been trained and certified by industry experts such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We would like to answer some of the most common questions we have been asked about chimney sweeping.

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

To ensure that your chimney and fireplace system will work safely and efficiently all through the winter, the CSIA recommends that you schedule this important professional chimney maintenance service appointment annually before lighting the first fire of the year. After your chimney has been swept and inspected by Blue Ridge Chimney Services, your risk of experiencing a dangerous safety hazard, such as a chimney fire or a carbon monoxide leak, will be greatly reduced. We take great care to remove all of the flammable creosote deposits from the inside of your chimney, and we will give you a fair and honest estimate of any repair work that is needed to make your chimney safe to use again.

What should I expect from a chimney sweeping from Blue Ridge Chimney Services?

When we first arrive at your home, you will see how we will keep your home clean as we take preventive measures to contain the debris from your chimney by laying down drop cloths and runners around your fireplace. We do ask that you move any furniture and other breakable items that are around your hearth area to protect them. We will begin setting up our specialized equipment, which includes a high-powered vacuum that will collect dust, dirt, and other debris from your chimney as we sweep it with rotating brushes on extended rods. After we have swept your chimney, we will check your system for safety hazards and signs of damage. This entire process should take about an hour and a half to complete.

You can trust our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps to leave your home as clean as it was when we arrived to sweep your chimney. Contact us today at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to make your appointment for our professional chimney maintenance services. We will make sure that your chimney and fireplace system will work efficiently and safely throughout the winter.