Chimney Cleaning Services
You may have heard the expression, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” As your charming wood-burning fireplace keeps your home warm and comfy, the puffs of smoke billow out of the stack. However, the combustion process distills the oils in the wood creating a volatile organic compound known as creosote. So, when the smoke vents out of the chimney, some creosote sticks to the flue liner, damper, masonry, and other areas.
Since creosote becomes increasingly flammable the longer it remains inside the flue, a periodic chimney sweep is essential to prevent a devastating fire and toxic carbon monoxide poisoning. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte are your local experts for all chimney cleaning, inspections, and repairs in Concord, NC, Statesville, NC, Mooresville, NC, Greater Mecklenburg County, and surrounding Metrolina communities.
How Often Should I Clean the Chimney?
One of our customer’s most frequently asked questions is how often their chimney and fireplace need sweeping or cleaning.
We recommend homeowners with wood-burning and gas fireplaces, stoves, and other heating appliances in Rock Hill, SC, and throughout Metrolina schedule a professional chimney inspection and cleaning annually. Doing so will reduce fire and health risks, improve heating efficiency, and minimize chimney repairs.
It is important to note that most homeowner’s insurance policies require keeping up with routine chimney and fireplace maintenance, which includes annual chimney inspections and cleaning.
Failure to do so can result in a denial of claim if a covered event such as a chimney fire, moisture intrusion, or other problem causes damage to your chimney, fireplace, or property.
Warning Signs Your Chimney Needs Cleaning
Don’t ignore these warning signs that it’s time to clean the chimney:
- It’s more difficult to light or maintain a fire.
- You see dark, oily, or crusty deposits on the damper or firebox walls.
- You hear animals gnawing, clawing, or chirping inside the chimney.
- Dense smoke fills up inside the fireplace or living space.
- Your fireplace has a campfire smell.
A Clean Chimney is a Safe Chimney
One of the most outstanding features of residing in North and South Carolina is its beautiful green and wooded landscape. As a result, we often find quite a few interesting things inside chimneys, like leaves, twigs, animal nests, and even empty acorn shells. Sometimes we spot a small cardinal that flew in an open flue due to a missing chimney cap or damaged chimney crown. Our chimney cleaning service includes:
- Using professional tools, supplies, and equipment to remove debris.
- Thoroughly remove soot, stains, and creosote deposits.
- Remove animals and nests in the flue.
- Remove corrosive masonry stains.
- Provide helpful tips on fire prevention and fireplace safety.
- Our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleans the work area.
Chimney Cleaning in Charlotte NC
Keep your home and family safe with professional chimney cleaning. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney is Metrolina’s best source for chimney cleanings, inspections, and repairs. We serve the Greater Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area, including Albemarle, NC, Cornelius, NC, and Pineville, NC.
If it is time for your annual chimney cleaning or any other chimney service please give us a call today at 704-741-2021
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte
10806 Reames Rd. Charlotte, NC 28269