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If it has been more than a year since your last chimney inspection and cleaning, it is time to schedule an annual chimney sweep service for your Rochester, NY home. Felgemacher Masonry and Chimney provides professional chimney sweep services in communities throughout the Greater Rochester Metropolitan area.

Why Hire a Chimney Sweep?

Professional Chimney Sweep, Rochester, NY

The primary purpose of a chimney is to expel smoke, carbon monoxide, and other harmful contaminants from your home while enjoying your gas, wood-burning fireplace, or heating stove. So, chimney cleaning is not a simple DIY project.

Instead, our chimney sweeps are trained professionals who have successfully passed an extensive education program to perform chimney sweep services safely and efficiently.

Our team arrives at your home at the scheduled appointment time with all the professional tools, supplies, and safety equipment to remove flammable creosote, dangerous flue obstructions, combustible bird’s nests, and corrosive gas stains that may be in the flue.

With over 60 years of industry experience, folks trust Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney for chimney sweep services.

Creosote: The Hidden Danger in Rochester Chimneys

Burning wood in the fireplace creates a warm and cozy atmosphere. However, it also naturally produces several contaminants, including creosote. When creosote is not removed during regular chimney sweeping, it hardens into a dark, oily, or tarry substance that is extremely challenging to remove without professional supplies and equipment.

The highly flammable material is also the number one cause of residential fires in the chimney, resulting in millions of dollars in property damage, injuries, and even death. Our professional chimney technicians have the specialized tools and supplies to remove creosote thoroughly and other corrosive residues. It will keep your family safe and prolong the lifespan of your chimney and flue.

Removing Flue Obstructions

Removing flue obstructions is another reason hiring a professional chimney sweep is vital to your family’s health and safety. When creosote, bird’s nests, leaves, and other debris accumulate inside the chimney, it restricts the airflow and can cause a flue obstruction. In addition to reduced heating efficiency, a severe blockage can cause a dangerous backdraft that fills your living room with smoke, poisonous carbon monoxide gas, and hot fireplace debris.

The trained professionals at Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester will carefully remove obstructions and ensure your chimney has the draft necessary to safely light and maintain a productive fire in your fireplace or heating stove.

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Many customers in Rochester use our chimney sweep service to perform their annual inspections. A chimney inspection is the only way to determine whether your heating appliance is safe. That’s why Monroe County officials and national fire and safety experts encourage all homeowners to have an annual chimney inspection – even if they are no longer using the fireplace or heating stove.

Felgemacher’s chimney sweeps are qualified to perform all three levels of chimney inspections, from basic to advanced, per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) industry standards. A chimney inspection is also like an insurance policy. It helps detect early signs of trouble, so our experts can fix them before more extensive damage and costlier chimney repairs occur. We will also let you know if a chimney cleaning is necessary.

We can usually perform a chimney inspection and cleaning during the same sweep visit. A Certified Chimney Sweep Company in Rochester You Can Trust Owner-certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester is a chimney sweep company you can trust.

Your safety is our top priority. So, if it’s been a while since your last chimney inspection or cleaning, call us today at 585-308-4914  to schedule a chimney sweep or feel free to fill out our online contact form.

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Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester
10806 Reames Rd. Rochester, NY 28269