Rochester NY Chimney Cleaning – Creosote & Flue Obstruction Removal
Homeowners in the Rochester NY region trust Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney to keep their chimneys safe and running at peak efficiency. We provide chimney cleaning, chimney repair and chimney inspection throughout Western New York.
Is it Time for Chimney Cleaning at Your Rochester Home?
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, it’s important that you schedule a yearly cleaning and inspection. Wood fireplaces need more attention than gas appliances, because when wood burns, a substance called creosote forms within your chimney flue.
A byproduct of combustion, creosote is made when smoke condenses in the flue. Over time, it builds up and clings to the walls of the chimney liner until a very dangerous chimney fire may erupt. The only safe way to address a creosote buildup is with the services of a trained, professional chimney sweep who has the tools and expertise to safely and thoroughly solve the problem.
The Two Objectives in Chimney Sweep Services
1. Creosote removal: Our chimney cleaning work in the Rochester area involves the use of rotating brushes, special scrapers, industrial vacuums, cleaning solvents and more to dislodge and remove creosote from inside your chimney.
Creosote can present as a flakey, sticky, puffy or solid substance; in all forms it is flammable and easily can be the cause of a chimney fire. In fact, research has shown that most residential chimney fires in the U.S. each year involve creosote. It will pay you many times over to have this dangerous substance removed from your chimney on a regular basis.
2. Flue obstruction removal: Chimneys – especially those operated without a chimney cap – can become home to many obstructions that cause smoke to draft inefficiently.
We commonly find tree debris (leaves, twigs, etc.) and small-animal nests in our Rochester customers’ chimneys. We even find the occasional dead bird or squirrel. All these obstructions can hamper the drafting of smoke and cause deadly carbon monoxide and other harmful combustion gases to back up into your home.
When We Clean Your Chimney In Rochester NY
On every chimney cleaning job throughout the Rochester NY region, we take special care to keep our work area clean and safeguard your valuables. Our goal is minimal disruption for you and your family.
Our technicians are happy to answer questions provide you with recommendations for other chimney services that could increase the safety of your chimney, improve its performance and prolong its life. We believe in an open line of communication between our crew and our customers.
Chimney Inspection & Repair
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney has served the greater Rochester area since 1953. We provide a comprehensive menu of important fireplace and chimney services including:
- qualified chimney inspections
- Leaky chimney repair
- Masonry repair and tuckpointing
- Chimney rebuilding
- Chimney cap repair and replacement
- Chimney crown waterproofing and rebuilding
- Flashing repair and replacement
- Fireplace damper repair and installation
- and many more.
Learn more about our chimney and fireplace services throughout the greater Rochester NY region, or schedule a chimney cleaning appointment by calling (585) 308-4914. We’re here to help keep your chimney safe and running in peak condition.