Chimney Cleaning and Maintenance

A chimney cleaner is someone who cleans soot and ash from chimneys, preventing damage to properties. The basic function of a chimney is to provide a means of ventilation for home heating systems and for cooking. The chimney draws air over the heated coals or other wood burning structure and uses the force of a hot stream of gas escaping to make a draft. Chimneys can either be straight or have several bends of movement. The bends of movement allow warm air from the fireplace or cooking stove to escape, reducing the amount of warm air that gets trapped inside.

In the winter, the movement of the chimney may cause some flue gases to be released in the air, this should always be inspected before a snowfall. If the flue is not vented, serious damage could occur to a structure if the flue were ever obstructed. The inspector should visually inspect the exterior of the chimney flue at least twice a year, during one of these inspections it would be wise to attach a camera to document the condition of the chimney. The inspectors report should include the following: a written description of the condition of the flue, an inventory of the debris removed, photographs of the debris and if needed a copy of the inspection report. The inspection should be done on an after hours work day, since the lighting provided by the house may not allow the inspector to thoroughly inspect the chimney. The inspectors report should also indicate the length of time the chimney was inspected.

During the warmer months the inspector of number one chimney cleaning in mississauga will check the inside of the chimney. The inspector should start out by opening all the windows to the outside, in addition to the attic. It is essential that all chimney cleaning rods are fully extended from the bottom to the top of the chimney, and they should be securely tied with an inexpensive knot, or rubber washer. After the inspection of the inside of the house, the inspector will move to the roof of the home, the inspection of which will be limited to the inside of the roof and any crevices on the roof that are visible.

In order to safely and effectively clean the inside of your home you will need a few additional items. You will need a broom with a long handle and a bucket to collect the debris. The broom should be kept in a downward position so that the handle does not get hung up. A brush is useful for removing the soot, and the walls and roof can be brushed down with it. A garden hose with a long nozzle is perfect for cleaning the outside walls, roof and the attic. The brush and the hose will remove the debris without doing any permanent damage to the structure.

A chimney sweep will be used after the cleaning process has been completed. This equipment is designed to remove all the ash, flue material, ashes and smoke from the chimney and the surrounding areas. When choosing a cleaning contractor, one that uses a chimney sweep as opposed to a brush and bucket method will provide the most effective cleaning. If the chimney is a ventless unit, the cleaning should be completed by using a brush and water, or a combination of brushes, buckets and water. You may Click here to contact us.

Once the house has been cleaned, it should be made sure that the chimney and every appliance and fixture in the home are thoroughly clean and functioning properly. In order to clean and maintain a fireplace and other wood stove in good working order, you will need to purchase some quality chimney cleaner. It is recommended that you buy a brand that is designed to clean and deodorize chimneys, fireboxes, flues and smoke stacks. It is also wise to have a chimney sweep professionally clean the inside of your home to prevent small wood stove parts from breaking down over time. See this page, visit

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