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Chimney Sweepers has been serving Westchester County, Putnam County, Yonkers, Fairfield County CT, Bronx for over 20 years. We are located in White Plains, New York, which places us in close proximity to all of our clients.
Whether you need your chimney repaired or maintained in the middle of winter or you're looking for preventative maintenance during the summer, we are the best, most honest option you will ever find. We take pride in every single job we do and our commitment to our clients is to only give our very best!
According to the NFPA Chimney flue should be swept and inspection annually. You may need to have a sweeping twice a year depending what you are burning. The best wood is left to dry for 8-12 months. If you happen to have a brick chimney, water can severely damage it and create visible and sometimes hidden cracks. All of this can be very hazardous! These cracks happen due to water infiltrating them and later expanding during the cold New York winter season.
We know our way around the most common problems your chimney can have, such as creosote build-ups, chimney obstructions, chimney water damage, cracks in the chimney flue and other chimney related issues.
We will never try to trick you into purchasing more than what's necessary for your chimney to work at its full capacity. We are proud, honest, and professional, in every chimney service job. Our reviews speak for themselves.
Contact us for any chimney service you need, we service Westchester County, Putnam County, Yonkers, Fairfield County CT, Bronx for over 20 years. We are located in White Plains, New York, which places us in close proximity to all of our clients.
Why Do I Need To Get
My Chimney Swept?
It takes only a small accumulation of creosote glazing to create the potential for a chimney fire. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that builds up inside your chimney or liner as a result of burning wood. The rate of accumulation can be higher if you practice poor burning practices or have a burning appliance or stove that is not working well. Different types of wood create different amounts of creosote when burned. Pine causes a rapid build-up of creosote and should be avoided as a regular source of wood. Creosote can also reduce the draw of the fireplace and reduce efficiency.
When Should I Have
My Chimney Inspected?
To ensure that everything is working in order and operating as it should, we recommend that homeowners get their chimneys inspected annually. For the most part, homeowners opt to have their chimneys swept yearly as well, especially if they use their fireplaces regularly. Fireplace, stove, furnace and heating appliance systems are important to your home and family’s safety and not an area to neglect or cut corners on. Don’t risk the chance that an undiscovered defect could turn into an expensive repair or even worse – a chimney fire.
If you rarely use your fireplace or stove, we still advise looking at all heating venting systems, chimneys, stove systems, and furnace flues. There may be some defects or issues that could be found that require attention, even if cleaning isn’t needed.
When Do I Need
a Chimney Inspection?
-If you haven’t had your chimney inspected in a year or more
-If you are having any performance issues with your chimney, fireplace, or heating system
-If you have recently purchased/moved into the home
DON’T WAIT! Almost always, waiting results in additional repairs and sometimes even property loss.
Another important time to get your venting systems inspected is when you have upgraded or changed heating systems or added a stove or insert. An inspection will make sure that your chimney, lining and venting systems are adequate and in working order to handle the new changes.
If you have not used your fireplace in a long time, pests may have built nests that could clog your flue or chimney chamber. Winter freeze cycles and moisture combine to take an annual toll on masonry and liner materials too. Over several years the deterioration will eventually require attention. Normal wear and tear that is left unchecked will affect the performance of your system. The longer the defects go without being addressed, the more expensive repairs are likely to be. Bottom line is – staying on top of your systems is not only the smartest and safest choice, it ends up being the most cost-effective too.
How Often Should I get
my Chimney Cleaned?
According to the NFPA Chimney flue should be swept and inspection annually. You may need to have a sweeping twice a year depending what you are burning. The best wood is left to dry for 8-12 months
The CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) says that fireplaces should be cleaned when 1/8″ of sooty buildup is evident inside the chimney and flue system. If any glaze is appearing in the flue, cleaning should be done even if there is less than 1/8″ of buildup. Any time an appreciable accumulation of soot and creosote occurs it can be enough to fuel a chimney fire that may damage the chimney and even spread to the roof and home. Furnace flue systems also require cleaning, so don’t neglect regular cleaning of those venting systems. Some heavy use fireplaces produce an incredible amount of soot and creosote during a cleaning.
What is the Best Time to
Clean my Chimney?
Ideally, before the start of the burning season during the spring, summer or early fall is a great time to get your chimney inspection and / or chimney cleaning. Before you think about building a fire or starting up your furnace because the weather has changed, is the time to call your chimney sweep. Maybe you forgot the early cleaning before starting to use the fireplace, stove or furnace? Don’t wait until the fall, we can do your chimney cleaning or inspection any time of year. Call our office now at (914)437-5333.
ABOUT US THE CHIMNEY SWEEPERS
Chimney Sweepers was established over 20 years ago with our home office in White Plains, New York. Since then, we have delivered our full chimney services to residential and commercial properties in New York, Westchester and Putnam Counties and also expanded to Connecticut.
Ask around or see our online reviews and you will find we are the best in the business! We are very popular in the region due to the superior work ethic and the excellent quality we provide in everything we do. We are fully licensed and insured to take care of all of your chimney needs.
We are open for Emergency Services 24/7. Our team is always prepared and equipped to work.
There is no chimney service to complicated, we can complete any chimney cleaning or servicing job. Far more than specializing in chimneys, our diligent professionals are skilled in leak repairs, fireplace renovations, gas conversion, and much more.
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Need To Clean Your Chimney?
We Are The Solution!
Homeowners that use their fireplace should have their chimneys regularly inspected and cleaned to avoid health and safety risks. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
This is because a chemical called creosote builds up on the walls of your chimney and can obstruct the air flow or worse, cause a dangerous chimney fire. If you do not use your chimney regularly or at least haven’t since last burning season, pests and debris can also make their way into your chimney, causing additional issues.
You should strongly consider having your chimney inspected and cleaned if:
You haven’t had your chimney inspected in a year or more
You are having any performance issues with your chimney, fireplace, or heating system
You have recently purchased/moved into the home
DON’T WAIT! Waiting almost always results in additional repairs and sometimes even property loss due to chimney fires.
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We are located in White Plains, New York, which places us in close proximity to all of our clients.
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