The Importance of Fireplace Cleaning
Just as you might clean your garage during spring cleaning, there is also the importance of fireplace cleaning. Dallas homeowners can experience the positive results of having a fireplace that is clean and well maintained. There are benefits to having a quality chimney cap installed by Dallas Master Caps. Although the fireplace will still get dirty the amount and frequency will be extremely reduced.
You may be wondering how often you should do a fireplace cleaning. Dallas residents should at least have their fireplace and chimneys cleaned once a year. This is according to The National Fire Protection Association standard. They state that the fireplace and chimney should be checked for freedom from a buildup of deposits, structure soundness and correct clearance. On a regular basis maintenance and repairs should be done as needed.
Some homeowners that don’t use their fireplace often wonder if it still needs a professional cleaning. The answer is yes. The same rule of thumb applies even if you don’t use your fireplace very often. Having it cleaned once a year is advised. This is because even if the fireplace is not in use there can be debris build up. Often animals may have used it at some point for nesting. This debris caused by the animals needs to be removed for health reasons. For a safe burn this winter, call a Dallas fireplace cleaning company to make sure you don’t have anything blocking the flue.
Just reducing the ability for animals to live in the chimney will lower the mess that will end up in the fireplace. Having a chimney cap won’t eliminate cleaning your fireplace completely. It is still a good idea to occasionally clean the ashes and wood debris left behind from fires. However, make sure you know what you are doing and are well prepared before cleaning the fireplace. If you are having a chimney sweep come to your house you can ask them to clean the fireplace as well. The importance of fireplace cleaning Dallas TX residents will notice can be reduced by adding a chimney cap.
Masters Services Certified Chimney Professional visually inspects all components of the firebox and chimney for fire worthiness. Checking to see if any water damage has occurred from a leak in the flashing, mortar crown, chimney chase, and maybe even from the chimney cap. Water Leak Inspections on chimneys is our specialty, roofers call us for water leaks. Cracks in the firebox or panels are the leading cause in chimney fires other than operator error. Common inspection issues include animal nesting debris, rusty broken dampers, lintel deterioration, smoke damage, and brick spalling. Call today for your chimney inspection.
As a Certified Chimney Professional, Masters Services has cleaned over 50,000 chimney and fireplaces in any and every condition. A homeowner never really knows how dirty the chimney flue is until a chimney professional has completed a thorough inspection. We have often found that the fireplace looks remodeled and appears to be brand spanking new, when in fact the chimney was never serviced and is a complete fire hazard. New home buyers should always get the chimney inspected by a Certified Chimney Professional in addition to the home inspector.