Affordable, Professional Chimney Cleaning Services
Does your chimney need professional cleaning? The purpose of chimney cleaning is to remove flammable deposits such as soot and creosote from the interior walls of the chimney. If these deposits are allowed to build up, they will eventually ignite and cause a chimney fire. Batts’ Chimney Services performs routine chimney cleaning services to protect our customers from this preventable disaster.
The Importance of Annual Chimney Cleaning Appointments
During the winter months, chimney fires are the #1 cause of house fires. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that your chimney be inspected annually, and more often if you use it heavily. This applies to both wood-burning and gas fireplaces. In addition to cleaning, adjustments we can make to optimize your chimney and fireplace include the damper setting, outside air vents, interior air intake setting and the use or positioning of glass doors.
How Soot Builds Up in Home Chimneys
Certain factors such as frequency of use, duration of use, moisture content of the wood, type of wood, the individual characteristics of your appliance and how you have it adjusted can greatly affect the soot buildup within your chimney. In many cases, greater buildup of soot occurs during periods of infrequent use and shorter burn times, such as during fall and spring. This is because chimney walls stay cool during short timeframes, when condensation occurs much more rapidly on cool surfaces.
Our Mess-Free Chimney Cleaning & Adjustment Procedure
You can rest assured that we will treat your home with the same consideration we would treat our own. We take precautions to make the entire chimney cleaning process dirt- and dust-free. We lay down drop cloths in front of the fireplace where we will be working. We also use a large industrial vacuum with HEPA filters during the cleaning process, preventing any dust or debris from entering the living area. We do our best to make the experience completely painless for you!
Types of Chimney Cleaning Services Available
Dry Chimney Cleaning
This is the most common type of basic chimney cleaning. The process combines proper techniques with a HEPA-filtered vacuum and brushes designed for the unique style and type of your heating system (masonry fireplace, pre-fabricated fireplace, woodstove, cook stove, pizza oven, coal-stove, furnace or exhaust chimney for conventional heating systems).
Chemical Chimney Cleaning
This advanced cleaning option is recommended when creosote is in a third-degree formation on your chimney. This is a multi-procedure cleaning that entails a pre-dry cleaning, then the application of very potent chemicals that soak for a number of hours. The chimney is then cleaned with mechanical devices, and finally concluded with another dry clean.
Schedule Your Annual Chimney Cleaning Today!
It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it is your home and family at risk! Contact us today to “Keep it SAFE. Keep it CLEAN.” with your next routine chimney cleaning. Submit the online form or call Batts’ Chimney Services at (256) 660-1338. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment time that is convenient for you.