Certified Chimney Sweep
Clean & Maintain Your Chimney for Safety & Performance
Is it time to have the chimney at your Rochester NY home professionally cleaned? Annual chimney sweep service is recommended by every U.S. fire-safety agency. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney has served the greater Rochester area for more than 60 years with expert chimney sweep and related services.
Why a Chimney Sweep?
Cleaning a chimney is not a job for the novice. Professional, trained chimney sweeps have undergone extensive education to allow them to perform their work safely and thoroughly.
Most of our sweeps have earned a coveted certification from the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This designation singles them out as experts at the very top of their industry. Chimney cleaning in your home will be done by or overseen by one of our qualified professionals.
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney provides chimney sweep services from Rochester to Buffalo and all communities in between. We use special industry-grade equipment and electronic devices to remove flammable creosote and obstructions from your chimney flue.
Creosote is formed inside chimneys every time a wood fire burns. Whether it presents as a sticky, flakey, puffy or solid substance, creosote is always flammable and is responsible for most of the chimney fires in the U.S. each year.
Because the majority of a creosote buildup can’t be seen, homeowners often have a false sense of security about the safety of their chimneys. Over the years, if chimney sweep work hasn’t been performed regularly, creosote can accumulate to the point that it can lead to a devastating house fire in which both lives and possessions are at risk.
Chimney Obstruction Removal
Along with creosote, your chimney flue can harbor various obstructions such as leaves, twigs, dust from the air, small-animal nests and small animals who have died inside the flue, unable to escape.
These obstructions can lead to drafting problems. When smoke can’t draft properly, it may flow into the home, carrying with it deadly carbon monoxide and other harmful combustion gases.
The Felgemacher team will safely and effectively remove draft-blocking obstructions from your chimney and restore smooth operation.
Certified Chimney Inspections
Chimney sweep service often includes a chimney inspection. By having your chimney inspected once a year along with cleaning, you’ll be able to detect early signs of damage and get them repaired before they become big, expensive issues.
We perform all levels of chimney inspection from the basic annual inspection to more involved inspections as circumstances warrant. To get a good visual deep within your flue, we use advanced video technology that allows us to see in real-time the exact condition of your chimney liner and/or interior chimney masonry.
A Chimney Sweep Company You Can Count On
Felgemacher technicians hold certifications from the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute.
Our company is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, the New York State Chimney Sweep Guild and the Hearth, Patio, and BBQ Association. If you live in the Rochester NY area and haven’t had your chimney professionally cleaned in more than a year, call us today at (585) 308-4914. We’re here to keep your chimney safe and working as it should.