All About Chimney SweepsJune 10, 2013
If you’ve seen Mary Poppins, you may have an image of Dick van Dyke’s chimney sweep, covered in soot and singing. Of course, this is a romanticized version of what a chimney sweep actually does – that’s why you’re hiring a professional, right?
Why Your Chimney Needs to Be Cleaned – Regularly!
The traditional job for a chimney sweep was to clear away ash and soot from the inside of a chimney. When ash and soot builds up, the inner walls of a chimney become coated with creosote. The combination of those elements on the inside of a chimney can cause house fires – so to avoid house fires, keep your chimney clean!
Services Offered By Town & Country Chimney Sweeps
Of course, at Town & Country Chimney Service, chimney sweeps offer more than straightforward cleaning services. Other factors contributes to the overall safety of the chimney, which is why it’s crucial to maintain the safety of your chimney with regular cleanings and inspections, which include the following:
- Chimney cleaning services. This one is a no-brainer – a chimney sweep will, quite literally, sweep out the chimney and scrape away built-up creosote on the inside of the structure.
- Chimney inspections. Before, during, and after the cleaning job, a professional chimney sweep from Town & Country will be on the lookout for other concerns, such as functional ventilation and the overall working order of the chimney. Chimney sweeps will actually inspect the entire structure, inspecting the condition of the crown and smoke chamber, as well as the condition of the brickwork and mortar.
At Town & Country, the smooth functioning of the chimney is what matters most, which is why we offer a number of services in addition to simple routine cleaning and inspection. The experts at Town & Country can rebuild, reline, waterproof, and seal a chimney – they can even install a fireplace.
With over 30 years of experience under our belt, Town & Country Chimney Service is available for any chimney-related service. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate on your chimney project.