Chimney Sweep in Webster NY | Creosote Removal To Keep Your Chimney Safe
Just east of Rochester lies the town of Webster, NY, whose motto is “Where Life is Worth Living.” With Webster Park and Lake Ontario to the north and Irondequoit Bay to the west, Webster is a settled community of about 40,000 people.
Many of these people use fireplaces. When they do, they call on Felgemacher Chimney & Masonry for experienced chimney sweep services in Webster NY to keep their chimneys running safely and efficiently.
Does Your Webster Chimney Need a Chimney Sweep?
If you operate a wood-burning fireplace, then the answer is yes, you need a chimney sweep to regularly clean your flue. The purpose of chimney cleaning is two-fold:
- To remove flammable creosote that builds up every time you use your fireplace
- To remove any outside debris that may have entered your flue and could cause smoke and carbon monoxide to back up into your home
Felgemacher Employs Certified Chimney Sweeps
We’ve been in business since 1953 and are still family-owned and family-operated. Just as important, we employ CSIA-certified chimney sweeps, which ensures that any chimney cleaning project at your Webster NY home will be overseen by an experienced professional.
The Certified Chimney Sweep designation is earned only through the Chimney Safety Institute of America, which is the hearth-industry leader in chimney education and training.
Chimney Cleaning in Webster
When our team handles your chimney sweeping services, we use a variety of specialized tools to remove creosote and drafting obstructions. Rotating brushes, whips, rods, solvents, industrial vacuums, and more – these are the tools of the chimney sweep’s trade.
While we’ll need access to the inside of your home for this job, we’ll take numerous precautions to ensure that nothing inside is damaged or left dirty. We’ve learned a trick or two across 60+ years in business in the Webster area, and we know how to leave no “footprint” when the job is finished.
Why Your Chimney Needs to Be Professionally Cleaned
As noted above, creosote is flammable, and it accumulates in your chimney every time you use your fireplace. Of all the chimney fires each year in the United States, creosote is responsible for the majority of them.
Not only is creosote flammable, but it’s also very acidic and can cause damage to your chimney liner. When a chimney liner is broken or eaten through, toxic gases, smoke, and intense heat can escape and cause serious problems with your chimney’s masonry, adjacent building materials, and the air within your home.
Flue debris is another issue our crew addresses. If you use your chimney without a secure chimney cap, debris such as leaves and twigs as well as small animals and their nests can get into the flue.
All this material narrows the flue passage and can cause smoke and carbon monoxide to back up into your room. Carbon monoxide can’t be seen or smelled, but it’s known to be extremely dangerous to the health of people and animals.
Now Is the Time to Start Keeping Your Chimney Safe
If it’s been more than a year since your last chimney cleaning visit, call the experts at Felgemacher at (585) 308-4914 in nearby Rochester. You also can reach out through our handy contact form.
Our service area includes Webster NY, Rochester NY, Williamson NY, Marion NY, Walworth NY, West Walworth NY, Penfield NY, Union Hill NY, Ontario NY, and other local communities.