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Winter is right around the corner. Is your chimney ready for use? The only way to be sure of this is to have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep. We’re a certified chimney cleaning company near Fort Lee, so we thought we would give a brief overview of what you can expect when you schedule a chimney cleaning appointment with us.

The first thing our chimney sweeps do for chimney cleaning appointments is a level 1 visual inspection of the chimney. This means they will look at your fireplace, the chimney flue, the cap, damper and a few other parts to ensure everything is in good shape and not in need of repairs. If any repairs are needed, the sweeps will let you know and can make those repairs with your approval.

After that, the chimney cleaning process begins. The inside of your fireplace will be covered so no ash, dust, soot or debris winds up on your carpet or flooring. The sweeps will use a special vacuum that allows them to thoroughly clean and vacuum out your chimney.

From there, the sweeps will go onto your roof to continue cleaning your chimney from its top. They will use special poles, brushes and scrapers to get rid of any creosote, soot or other flammable materials that can build up inside of your chimney.

Finally, when all of that is done, they will go back into your home and remove any debris or dust. They finish up by cleaning out the inside of your fireplace and vacuuming up any remaining soot, dust or other debris that may remain.

After they are done, your chimney and fireplace will be clean and safe to use and enjoy. We recommend you get chimney cleaning and inspections done at least once a year, either before you start to use your chimney for the winter season or right after the winter season ends. A clean chimney has a lower risk of starting a fire or causing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home.

A level 1 chimney inspection will tell if your chimney is in need of any repairs. So when you call us for chimney cleaning, you not only get a clean chimney. You also get the peace of mind you deserve knowing that your chimney is in good shape.

Are you interested in learning more about chimney cleaning in Fort Lee and the surrounding areas? Call Guardian Chimney at 888-688-1388 or you can Contact Us.