Don’t Let Christmas Cloud Your Judgement When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

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Christmas is right around the corner which makes a lot of people want their fireplaces swept “now”. Hiring the first chimney sweep that you can find that can squeeze you in is not the best choice. Your fireplace is designed to house a fire inside the living area of a house, this is something you definitely want to make sure is swept and inspected correctly. When most companies come out to sweep a masonry fireplace, they push a brush up or down and visually check the chimney with a flashlight. When you have us sweep your masonry fireplace, you get:

  1. A better sweeping – Masonry fireplaces will get rotary swept using  a brush that attaches to a drill that spin-cleans the interior of your chimney. If this service is offered by other companies it’s usually at an additional charge.
  2. A better inspection – A video scan of the entire interior of the inside of the flue will be performed. Pictures of any defects will be shown to the homeowner, you don’t have to “take our word for it”. Again, if other companies do this it is normally an add-on service (if they even offer this service).
  3. A better technician – There’s no training required to become a chimney sweep like there is in other trades, and many companies choose not to get any formal training. When you hire us, Lou himself will do the sweep and he is the only person in Pennsylvania who has obtained all available certifications from  the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), and Fireplace Investigation, Research, and Education Services (F.I.R.E.)

It’s worth waiting to have your fireplace swept and inspected correctly by a qualified technician.

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