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:
- A better sweeping – Most 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.
- 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 offer this service, it is normally an add-on service for an additional charge (if they even have the equipment).
- 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.)
When you compare apples to apples, you get the best value when you hire Lou Curley’s Chimney Service.