As the summer begins to wind down and the kids go back to school, it will not be long before you will want to light the first fire of fireplace season. Keep in mind that many national fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend having your chimney swept and inspected every year before lighting that first fire. This recommendation is primarily for safety reasons to be sure there are no problems that could cause your chimney to be a fire hazard. An annual sweeping and inspection also ensures that your fireplace and chimney are working efficiently and effectively. At Ashbusters, our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps provide these chimney maintenance services; however, if you wait too long to schedule your appointment with our sweeps, you may not be able to get the day and time you want. Once the month of September arrives, our sweeps are busy each day cleaning and inspecting chimneys all over the Nashville area through December. Making this appointment now guarantees you will be able to arrange a time that is most convenient for you. We would like to tell you what you can expect from a chimney sweeping from Ashbusters.
Ashbusters will take care to keep your home clean.
We begin the sweeping process by laying down tarps over the area surrounding your fireplace to protect it from soot. We will also set up a high-speed vacuum cleaner to collect dirt and dust from the chimney.
Ashbusters cleans your entire chimney.
We start at the bottom of your chimney with the firebox and sweep the inside all the way up to the top of your flue. Our chimney sweeps will use special brushes on rods and hand brushes for the firebox and the smoke chamber.
Ashbusters visually inspects the outside of your chimney.
Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have been trained in all of the levels of chimney inspections established by the NFPA and will visually inspect the bricks, mortar, and chimney crown. Any damage that needs to be repaired will be documented on video, and our sweeps will give you a written evaluation of your chimney system.
Avoid the fall rush and schedule your chimney sweeping and inspection appointment now. Contact Ashbusters to arrange a time for our chimney sweeps to come to your home to perform these maintenance services before you light the first fire of fireplace season.