A free standing wood stove is slightly more difficult to clean. The pipes that are connected to the top of the free standing stove and turn into the masonry chimney usually require disconnection. The process of disconnecting these pipes and reconnecting the pipes can be difficult. If the pipes are not required to be disconnected and reconnected, then there is not additional charge for the cleaning process. Free standing wood stoves are a great way to heat your home, however many of the free standing wood stove generate lots of creasote. If you burn wood in your wood stove, definitely have it cleaned at least once a year.
Ray Gessner, P.E. is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He is a licensed professional engineer with master’s degree in civil engineering.
Rufus Jones is the corporate office general manager of the roofing division. Mr. Jones has been in the construction business for over 20 years.
Frances Verhofstadt is the corporate office manager and has wored in customer service her entire life. She has a wonderful personality and is Ray’s mother in law.
Andrew Paterini is leading the Williamsburg and Richmond Market. He has many years of experience as a chimney sweep.