Professional Annual Chimney Cleaning Services | Rochester, NY

Rochester NC Chimney Sweep, Inspection. and Repair

Rochester 585-308-4914

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.

chimney cleaning, Ridgemont NY and Rochester, NYFelgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester are your local experts for all chimney cleaning, inspections, and repairs. Our broad service area includes the Greater Rochester Area, and many other regional cities and towns.

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 and around the Rochester, NY area 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.

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A Clean Chimney is a Safe Chimney

One of the most outstanding features of residing in Western New York is its beautiful green 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 birds that fly into 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 Rochester,  NY

Keep your home and family safe with professional chimney cleaning. If it is time for your annual chimney cleaning or any other chimney service please give us a call today at  585-308-4914 or you can fill out our online contact form. Our local experts are ready to help with all your chimney needs!

Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney is New Yorks’s best source for chimney cleanings, inspections, and repairs. We serve the Greater Rochester, NY area, including Hilton NY, Webster NY, Greece NY, Ridgemont NY, Fishers NY, Rush NY, Westgate NY, Genesee Junction NY, West Henrietta NY, Honeoye Falls NY, Victor NY, Fairport NY, Pittsford NY, Irondequoit NY, Spencerport NY, Penfield NY.