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Chimney Cleaning

Chimney cleaning prices

The chimney cleaning process is different for many situations. Most professional chimney sweeps are moving away from pre-priced chimney sweeping because it leads to frustrated customers. Here is an example:

Customer 1: They have their chimney inspected every year, they burn hard wood and the type of fireplace they own is a prefabricated chimney with a simple 8 inch round stainless steel liner. Their home is a one story, the roof is not very steep and the roof shingles are asphalt. This is the most easiest chimney to clean.

Customer 2: He lives in a 3 story home, the roof is extremely steep with slate shingles. He also has a wood burning stove that weighs 500 pounds that needs to be removed from the fireplace to even perform the cleaning. This home owner burns pine wood and uses his chimney everyday to heat his house. And by the way, this home owner has not cleaned his chimney in 10 years.

The solution: We have decided that the best way to help our customers is to perform the best chimney inspection in the industry and charge the lowest rates for those inspections. For many years, our typical chimney inspection was $85 – $115. We have now discounted our chimney inspection price to completely educate our clients regarding the condition of their chimney. But to be fair to our company and our technicians, we price our chimney sweeping to the condition of their chimney and we do the best chimney cleaning in the industry. Our standard rate for chimney sweeping is as follows:

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Prefabricated chimney sweep: $199

Standard Masonry Fireplace: $199

Removal and reinstallation of poker damper to clean smoke shelf: $75

Rotary dampers: We will not clean and require installation of cap damper – Building codes require clean out door or access to for cleaning. Rotary dampers do not allow access for cleaning.

Wood stove inserts: $499

Furnace flues: $499

Masonry chimneys that are very dirty and require mechanical cleaning with spinning brushes: $499

Finally, due to liability issues, we will not clean the flue if the chimney has hazardous defects. This has become an industry standard and most professional companies have learned the hard way. An example of this problem is that a chimney sweep visits a home owner and cleans a chimney that has damage to the chimney liner. The chimney sweep documents this damage and writes that it is a fire hazard and do not use the chimney. The house is sold and the new home owner uses the chimney. There is no proof that the fire came from that specific issue and the home owners insurance company sues the chimney sweep for an improper cleaning. Whether the chimney sweep wins or loses his court case, the cost of his insurance is going to go up. We have decided to simply offer the best inspection service and would be happy to clean chimneys that the home owner is maintaining. If we encounter defects then we document the problem with photographs and offer our clients to the choice to stop using the chimney or repair it to working order and have it swept. This is best for our clients and our company.

Chimney Cleaning FAQ

A chimney cleaning service involves the removal of creosote, a flammable substance that builds up inside chimneys, and any other debris that may have accumulated inside the chimney. The service is typically performed by a professional chimney sweep who uses specialized tools to clean and inspect the chimney.

Chimney cleaning is important for several reasons. Firstly, creosote can build up inside the chimney and create a fire hazard. If not removed, it can ignite and cause a chimney fire. Secondly, a dirty chimney can also be a health hazard as it can release harmful fumes and gases into the air. Regular chimney cleaning can help prevent these hazards and ensure the safe and efficient operation of your chimney.

The frequency of chimney cleaning depends on a few factors, including the type of fuel you burn, the type of chimney you have, and how often you use your fireplace or stove. As a general rule, it is recommended to have your chimney cleaned at least once a year, or more frequently if you burn wood or use your fireplace or stove regularly.

While it is possible to clean your own chimney, it is generally recommended to hire a professional chimney sweep for the job. Professional chimney sweeps have the necessary tools and expertise to safely and effectively clean and inspect your chimney.

During a chimney cleaning service, the chimney sweep will typically start by inspecting the chimney from the outside to look for any visible signs of damage or blockages. They will then use specialized tools, such as brushes and vacuums, to remove any creosote and debris from the chimney. The sweep will also inspect the inside of the chimney for any damage or potential hazards. Once the cleaning is complete, the sweep will provide you with a report on the condition of your chimney and any recommendations for repairs or maintenance.

The cost of a chimney cleaning service can vary depending on the size and condition of your chimney, as well as the location of your home. On average, you can expect to pay between $100 and $300 for a chimney cleaning service. It is always a good idea to get quotes from multiple companies before making a decision.

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