Finding the right tools to clean your chimney is pretty easy. All you have to do is a few quick internet searches and you’re usually good to go. What they don’t tell you is just how messy the job is and how much you’ll hate not being able to get all of that creosote and soot out of your carpeting and furniture. Yes, we know you’ll take every precaution, and you’ll probably drape everything to keep soot from settling on it. But your best laid plans are often foiled by tiny little pieces of soot that float through the air only to land on your favorite piece of furniture. Here are five reasons to call us at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service instead of attempting chimney cleaning as a DIY project.
No Mess to Clean Up – A professional CSIA Certified chimney sweep will always clean up their work area when work is finished. We never leave a mess for you to clean up after we’ve gone.
No Need to Purchase Tools – A brush may only be roughly $20, but other tools can get quite expensive. Most homeowners who attempt a DIY chimney cleaning only do it once; that’s enough to make them realize they hate dealing with creosote and soot. So if you go through the expense of purchasing all of the tools, you may end up only using them once.
More Education in the Field – As with every trade, education goes a long way to ensuring a job done right. Our CSIA certified chimney sweeps attend classes each year to further our education and make sure we stay up to date with the latest in our field. The average homeowner doesn’t necessarily hold a certification in chimney sweeping and inspections.
More Experience – We have been assisting homeowners with chimney cleaning and repair since 1996 when we worked with The County Sweep. They closed their doors in 2009 and that’s when our business, Lou Curley’s Chimney Service was born.
Annual Chimney Inspection – A chimney inspection is absolutely something you should not ignore. Having your chimney cleaned by one of our professional chimney sweeps means you’ll also receive a top notch chimney inspection. We will look for the obvious, and not so obvious, signs of damage.
You should have your chimney inspected and consult with a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Certified professional about the best options for repairing any damage and adding preventative measures for the future life of your chimney. Both of the licensed and insured chimney sweeps here at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service are CSIA certified with experience dealing with common chimney problems as well as some more complex issues that homeowners may face with their chimney. Give us a call at 610-626-2439 to discuss your chimney problems.