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Save Money by Inspecting and Cleaning Your Chimney

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Many people are under the assumption that having a chimney inspection performed as well as regular chimney maintenance is an expense.  That’s because they focus on the upfront costs rather than the benefits. Having a wood fire burning in your fireplace all winter long can save you on your heating and electric bills, not to mention the nice warm and cozy feel it can give your house. According to HomeAdvisor.com, the average cost for a chimney cleaning can range from $123 - $315 in the US. It’s a more than reasonable price when you consider the costs of not getting your chimney cleaned. It might cost you a couple of hundred dollars to remove the creosote, the ash and carbon residue that accumulates on the walls of your chimney but a chimney fire that occurs when the creosote combusts can cause thousands of dollars in damage.

There are many factors that play a role in the frequency and cost of a chimney cleaning. The main factor that plays a role in how often you should get your fireplace cleaned is the amount of use. If you use your fireplace four or more times a week, you will need the chimney cleaned on a regular basis, at least once or twice a year. Costs vary depending on roof accessibility and the type of chimney you need inspected. Heavy creosote buildup, dead or living animals in your chimney may require special equipment or chemicals to properly and thoroughly clean your chimney.

As professional cleaners and chimney sweeps we need to be knowledgeable about local building codes and local laws. Our technicians are trained to recognize deterioration or venting problems and able to advise you regarding your chimney’s condition. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs.  Cleaning, inspection, relining and installation are just a few services offered.  Our team of chimney sweeps has a combined 50 years of experience working with different types of chimneys, fireplaces, and dryer vents. They will answer your questions, and offer solutions to the various problems you might encounter.

As is in many things in life, it only takes a few bad apples to spoil the bunch. There are a lot of quick buck artists and fly by night chimney sweeps that aren’t qualified, don’t recognize the importance of the task that they have been charged with and not really concerned about your safety. That is why it is so important to ask the right questions about the chimney cleaner’s credentials, experience and training.  A professional chimney cleaner will be more than happy to answer them in order to put you at ease.   A qualified professional chimney sweep has the proper tools, equipment and training is more likely to put the safety of you and your family before their financial gain.

Don’t settle for an amateur when you can have a professional chimney cleaner. Call American Fireplace today!

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