Servicing Chimneys/Fireplaces/Gas Logs in Houston
There are many advantages to having a clean chimney, but primary among them is the reassurance you get when you know that:
- your fire is safely contained and venting properly
- the fireplace/chimney have proper clearances and are up to code
- damaging rainwater and dangerous gases aren’t leaking into your home
A fire just isn’t nearly as enjoyable if you have reservations as to whether or not it poses a danger to you, your family, and your property. In addition, chimneys that are not swept can be smoky, smelly, and may contain dead animals or particles that can become fire hazards.
Our chimney technicians use closed-circuit cameras so that we are able to show you what the inside of your chimney looks like. Thus , we can show you a “before and after” of your chimney relative to our cleaning/sweeping.
To learn more about the chimney sweeping process, view the video below.
More Answers to Common Customer Questions
How Do You Clean [or Sweep] A Chimney?
ASAP Chimney Services uses a guaranteed Sweeping Protocol…with no mess. First, we will place tarps on the floor in front of the fireplace and high-traffic areas. The chimney is then cleaned from the bottom, and we work our way up. We use specialized tools, to sweep every component of your chimney— the smoke chamber, firebox, smoke shelf (and damper), and flue liner. It usually takes about 30 – 45 minutes, depending on how much creosote has built up in your chimney and how much time has elapsed between cleanings.
The highly recommended yearly inspection will let you know if a cleaning is necessary.
What Is Creosote, And Why Is It In The Chimney?
Creosote is a natural result from burning wood. It is a combustible deposit originating as condensed wood smoke, including tar, vapors, and other organic compounds. Creosote is highly flammable, and the main goal of chimney cleaning is to remove creosote from the chimney.
Have any questions about chimney sweeping? Do you need to have your chimney cleaned? Reach ASAP Operators at 346-27-SWEEP, or use our appointment request form. We offer a full range of repair and installation services for masonry and pre-fab fireplaces/chimneys. You can get complete chimney and fireplace services from ASAP Chimney Services.