Chattanooga TN Chimney Sweep
Chimney Solutions of Chattanooga provides chimney sweeping in the Greater Chattanooga area along with Northwest Georgia from Rome GA to Rossville GA. Other communities in our service area include Harrison TN, Middle Valley TN, Dalton GA, and Chatsworth GA.
We’re here to answer your questions.
We often get questions from people within the greater Chattanooga community about chimney sweep services and chimney safety. This is because homeowners have heard many stories about chimney fires, carbon monoxide leaks, chimney structural decay and the like.
Q: What does a chimney sweep do?
Licensed chimney sweeps who are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) are the only technicians you should let clean your chimney. Our professional Chattanooga chimney sweeps use a variety of scrubbers, cleaning rods, solvents and vacuums to thoroughly remove creosote and obstructions from your chimney flue.
Q: What is creosote?
Creosote is a byproduct of wood combustion (fire) and accumulates within your chimney structure. Highly flammable and acidic, creosote is the cause of most chimney fires in the U.S. each year. It can be sticky, puffy or solid and must be removed by experienced chimney sweeps.
Q: Beyond a fire, can creosote damage my chimney?
It definitely can. Because of its acidic nature, it can damage your chimney liner over time. A damaged liner will allow toxic gases to move into the living spaces of your Chattanooga home. Creosote also can damage interior chimney masonry.
Q: Can’t I just use chimney cleaning logs and be done with it?
According to the CSIA, these logs are okay for supplemental chimney maintenance, but they will not properly and thoroughly clean your chimney by themselves.
Q: Aside from creosote, what else can get into my chimney?
If you don’t have a secure chimney cap at the top of your chimney, your open flue can be a pathway for all types of debris as well as small animals. Tree debris and the nesting materials of small animals can clog the flue and cause smoke and deadly carbon monoxide to back up into your home.
Q: How often do I need chimney cleaning?
The simple answer is once a year for most Chattanooga homeowners. After we clean and evaluate your chimney the first time, we’ll have a better idea of how much creosote is building up and can give you a proper schedule for cleanings.
Q: Can chimney sweeps also make repairs to my chimney?
Our chimney sweeps are well-trained chimney technicians, capable of handling all types of repair and rebuilding work. We normally perform a chimney inspection during a cleaning project, so we’ll be able to advise you on any repair work that needs to be done.
Q: How do I schedule chimney sweep service for my Chattanooga home?
Call Chimney Solutions at (423) 551-9912 or contact us online. We’ll arrange a convenient time for the job that fits within your schedule.
Chattanooga’s #1 Chimney Service Company
Count on Chimney Solutions for all your chimney needs including certified chimney sweeping, complete chimney repairs and rebuilding and professional chimney inspections. We’re here when you need us.