Sootmaster Chimney Sweeping and Repair
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What to Expect
Our goal is to provide high quality service to our customers that will establish loyalty and trust. Our first-class team is trained and experts in the field of work. We’re clean and considerate about protecting your property and home. We’ll call ahead with expected arrival times or delays, and provide before-and-after photos of our work.
We’re a low-pressure team who will focus on your specific needs rather than making a sale. Building a relationship with you is our priority. From simple maintenance tips to detailed advice on fireplace installations, we’re here to help.
Key Things to Remember When Having a Fire in Your Fireplace
From the start, it might appear to be common sense on how to start a fire: You put some wood in the fireplace, strike a match, at that point kick back and watch it consume. Correct? All things considered, yes and no. With prepared kindling, a case of matches, and a modest bunch of fuel, you can go far on experimentation alone. However, in the event that you fabricate fires frequently and have become worn out on getting back to continually jab at the logs—or in the event that you care about how much warmth the fire really radiates—at that point, it’s gigantic assistance to ace a reliable technique for lighting a fire in the chimney.
On the off chance that the chimney has been utilized previously, eliminate the abundance of soot and ash. Utilize a metal pail to stay away from inadvertent flames. Open your air control or dampener to permit air to move through the stack. Check the pipe before each fire by rolling a lit sheet of paper inside your chimney. Note how the breeze is moving. On the off chance that the smoke is climbing through the chimney, the pipe is open. If the smoke is streaming into the room, the pipe might be shut or obstructed.
The specialists frequently talk about top-down and base up lighting. You either begin lighting from the top or from the base. We lean toward the top down. This technique delivers less sediment and cinders, guarantees better air flexibly, and makes the principal wood load last more. Recall do not put an excessive amount of kindling on the fire, as per the NSCG. It is likewise essential to have a three-foot boundary among kids and the fire consistently as indicated by the National Fire Protection Association. The NFPA additionally proposes keeping anything combustible at any rate three feet from the chimney.
Only add more wood when the fire has started to burn down. Adding heavy wood to an already burning fire will cut off its air supply, possibly smothering those flames you have worked so hard to get going. Once the fire has settled in and isn’t blazing anymore, carefully add fresh logs to the top of the fire and move them around until they have enough air to catch. At this point, I will also add a few more balls of newspaper in the crevices to help them catch.
Presently, you will have to make sure to extinguish the fire before resting or leaving your home, says the USFA. When the fire is out, utilize your fashioned iron utensils to isolate the logs to various sides of the chimney and close the screen or glass entryways firmly. Try not to close the damper until the fire and coals are totally cooled, includes the NSCG. For wellbeing tips with respect to legitimate debris removal, visit the Portland Fire and Rescue salvage site.
Why Choose Us
At Sootmaster, we value the customer more than anything, so doing an excellent job that leaves you satisfied with our work is a top priority. Additionally, we offer direct and fair pricing. Our company values are reflected and shown in the jobs that we perform. We do a fantastic job, and our mission is for the customer to feel the same way. By providing you with a detailed report of every job, including what we did, how we did it, and what it means to you. At Sootmaster Chimney Sweep, we take our work very seriously, and we do that by providing only certified technicians to oversee the repairs and services necessary.
- All technicians are highly trained and specialized at what they do with many years of experience.
- All employees undergo extensive background checks and drug testing to ensure a safe work environment.
- All employees are continuously trained and “follow-ups” are regularly confirmed to ensure the same quality of work for every customer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I get my chimney swept?
According to The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
My fireplace stinks, especially in the summer. What can I do?
The smell is because of creosote deposits within the chimney, a natural byproduct of woodburning. The odor is sometimes worse during the summer when the humidity is high the air conditioning is turned on. A typical sweeping will help but usually won’t solve the smell completely. There are commercial chimney deodorants that work well, and plenty of people have good results with kitty litter or maybe baking soda set inside the fireplace. The real problem is that the air being drawn down the chimney, an indication of overall pressure problems within the house. Some make-up air should be introduced someplace else in the house. A good sealing and a top-mounted damper will reduce this air flow coming down the chimney.
I have a gas fireplace. Should this chimney be checked too?
Without a doubt! Although gas is usually a clean-burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces may also cause many problems with the typical flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces.
What's safe to burn in the fireplace?
You should only burn well-seasoned wood. Watch this video from the CSIA to learn what NOT to burn in your fireplace.
For questions about our services or to make an appointment give us a call at 888-768-0818 You can also request an appointment online, and we’ll send a first-class chimney professional right to your door. You can find your local Sootmaster via our area service page.
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