Chattanooga TN Chimney Cleaning
Chimney Solutions of Chattanooga provides certified chimney cleaning services in the Greater Chattanooga area along with Northwest Georgia from Rome GA to Rossville GA. Other communities in our service area include Walden TN, Soddy-Daisy TN, Calhoun GA, and LaFayette GA.
Like all the appliances and systems in your Chattanooga home, your chimney needs a certain amount of care and maintenance to keep working as it should. Chimney cleaning is one of the primary tasks you need to schedule.
Here’s how we can help you maintain your chimney
Why Chimney Cleaning?
Chimney cleaning accomplishes two main things for our Chattanooga customers:
- Removes flammable creosote from the flue
- Removes obstructions that can cause drafting problems
Let’s look at each one.
Excess Creosote in Your Chimney Flue
Every time you burn a wood fire, smoke condenses in your chimney flue and forms a substance called creosote. Creosote is highly flammable and is the reason behind most chimney fires.
Over time, a huge amount of creosote can build up with regular and even occasional fireplace use. Creosote can be puffy, flakey or solid and is very difficult for an unskilled individual to remove. For this reason, you want only trained and certified individuals to clean your chimney.
Because you can’t easily see all the way down into your flue, it’s impossible to tell if and when chimney cleaning is needed. Our licensed chimney sweeps can perform targeted flue inspections to determine how much creosote has built up.
Chimney Drafting Obstructions
If your Chattanooga chimney doesn’t have a secure chimney cap covering the flue, all manner of debris can get inside. This includes:
- Falling fruit
- Dust in the air
- Raccoons, birds, squirrels and other small animals
- The nests these animals build and leave behind
Tree and air debris can cause serious drafting obstructions, as can small animals’ nesting materials. When obstructions narrow the flue, smoke and toxic gases may begin backing up into your home.
Among the gases, carbon monoxide is of paramount concern. It’s invisible and odorless, and it’s known to be deadly when inhaled in sufficient amounts.
We’ll clean out the obstructions, and we can install a new full-width chimney cap to protect not only the flue opening but also the entire top of your chimney.
Chimney Cleaning in Chattanooga
When we visit your home for chimney cleaning service, we’ll have with us all the tools and equipment needed to do the job correctly. Our certified chimney sweep crews use specialized scrubbers, brushes, rotating rods, powerful solvents and industrial vacuums to safely remove both creosote and obstructions from your chimney flue.
Part of our work includes a basic chimney inspection, which will alert you to early signs of damage to the chimney masonry and its components. We’re able to make any repairs that the inspection indicates are necessary.
Schedule a Chimney Sweep Today
If it’s been more than a year since your chimney was cleaned, give Chimney Solutions a call at 423-551-9912 in the greater Chattanooga area or contact us online. We’ll schedule an appointment and then get to work making your chimney clean, safe and efficient.