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How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Swept?

How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Swept?

chimney sweeps in charlotte ncWhile there isn’t a set formula for how often you should have your chimney cleaned, you should schedule an annual chimney inspection, especially if you are a regular fireplace user.

During a chimney inspection, your technician can ascertain whether your chimney system is in need of a more thorough chimney inspection and/or cleaning and chimney repair. Other venting systems for heating oil, natural gas, coal, and pellet burning appliances have to be maintained, as well.

For example, even without the presence of sootgas fireplaces can still experience fire hazards from the presence of bird nests or other obstructions. As with other home repair issues, the longer an issue stays untreated, the more extensive the damage can become. Avoiding an inspection could turn an undiscovered issue into a large repair project, or even worse, a chimney fire.

If you have recently purchased a home, especially an older one, or if your home has experienced environmental damage such as an earthquake or hurricane, your chimney is even more likely to be in need of a chimney sweeping and/or a chimney repair. Most regular fireplace users prefer to schedule an annual cleaning to keep their system in the best working order.

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I called this morning to schedule a cleaning when my stove started up so badly it wouldn't burn, expecting to see a technician next week some time, but when they found out that my wood stove was my primary source of heat, they said they'd be out in half an hour. My stove is running like new, and the two technicians made zero mess and were so friendly and polite. And to top it all off, they were great with my dogs and two-year-old son.
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Prompt, thorough and efficient! Starting with the first email I received (within 30 minutes of my email request being sent) all the way to Chris the technician taking care of inspecting and cleaning - top notch guys! You run your business like ALL business's should be - Thank you!
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Our experience with Emberstone has been fantastic. They are prompt and efficient. The initial cleaning was done extremely well and when we had a small problem shortly thereafter, they returned and fixed the problem right away. The office personnel are kind and courteous. Patrick did an excellent job with the initial cleaning and Tom was so efficient in fixing our problem later on. I recommend Emberstone wholeheartedly.
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