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Why You Need To Hire A Chimney Sweep

Do you own a home with a wood stove or fireplace or are you looking to purchase a house with a fireplace? When was the last time your chimney was cleaned?

If you have any questions about the integrity and condition of your fireplace or if you have not had your yearly fireplace maintenance appointment, a chimney sweep is always the right decision.

What Is A Chimney Sweep?

In short, getting a chimney sweep ensures that your fireplace is safe to use. The chimney sweep will remove any animal nests, prevent possible chimney fires, and reduce emissions from Creosote blocked chimneys. Getting a certified chimney sweep will both clean and inspect your masonry as well.

Is Your Chimney Safe?

While having your own fireplace is fun and relaxing to use, there are also dangers involved if you do not keep up with yearly maintenance. 


Every time you use your fireplace, Creosote is released. Creosote is a highly combustible byproduct of burning wood. It is created by an incomplete combustion of your wood fuel. When the fuel gasses start to cool down, they condense on the sides of your flue and create a buildup. 


As little as ⅛” of soot or any “glaze” of creosote can start a chimney fire.

Home Purchase Chimney Inspections

It’s impossible to know how previous owners have used and taken care of their fireplace and chimney. While it’s essential for all homebuyers to get a home inspector, most are not certified in inspecting your chimney nor do they know all the current safety codes. 

Firetec CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps

Because your safety is most important to us, our team of experts are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, recognized by the National Chimney Sweep Guild, follow the IRC (International Residential Building Code) including the NFPA211 and the NFPA54 codes. 


Our professionals also keep all our equipment up-to-date with the best technology so you get the best service. 


Every chimney sweep comes with a Level 1 Inspection. You can choose this or upgrade to a Level 2 or 3, depending on your current needs. (This section will link to the Inspection Page) You can rest assured that our recommendations are based on actual facts not just our professional opinions. 


Whatever your situation, Firetec LLC is here to ensure your fireplace and chimney is safe and up-to-date.

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