Chimney Cleaning

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We will treat our customers houses & homes with the utmost respect when performing all chimney inspections, cleanings and/or repairs. We will only clean chimneys that actually need to be cleaned.

We only inspect and/or clean chimney flues pertaining to the following:

  • Masonry Fireplaces
  • Free Standing Woodstoves & Inserts
  • Prefabricated Fireplaces

Chimney Inspection Rates

  1. Level 1 Chimney Inspection – $100 + tax
  2. Level 2 Chimney Inspection – $200 + tax (recommended when buying or selling a house)
  3. Level 3 Chimney Inspection – $300 + tax

Please Note: prices are for Clark County only, add $50 – $100 outside of Clark County

Chimney Cleaning Rates

  1. Masonry Chimney Cleanings – $155 per chimney flue + tax
  2. Masonry Chimney Cleanings – $275 for two chimney flues + tax
  3. Free-Standing Woodstoves & Woodstove Inserts With Liners – $175 per stove + tax
  4. Woodstoves Inserts Without Liners – $275 per stove + tax

Please Note: prices are for Clark County only, add $50 – $100 outside of Clark County

Facts About Chimney Cleaning

Open Fireplace

Majority of your build up is in an area called your smoke shelf. This area is located right above your damper and can only be properly cleaned from the inside. We use long handled brushes and will clean out this area. Up to this point everything we have cleaned so far has fallen behind the damper in the pit area. We than will clean out this area removing all of the fallen creosote. Next we will clean the inside of the firebox. Once the entire chimney has been cleaned from top to bottom we will go over any concerns or recommendations. This cleaning process takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half.

Fireplace Insert With Liner

Once the top section has been cleaned as noted above we head inside. On the inside of an insert at top there usually is a baffle plate or a layer of bricks. We than remove, this will allow us to remove everything we have swept down and will allow us to remove the buildup on the top of the stove as well as the walls. Once that is completed we put everything back together. Next we will clean out the stove itself and will clean off the build up on the glass. Lastly, we will wipe down the stove. This cleaning process takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half.

Fireplace Insert without liner

Once the top section has been cleaned as noted above we head inside. Next we will remove the insert out of the firebox. This will allow us to get behind the insert as this area gets extremely dirty. Majority of your build up is in an area called your smoke shelf. This area is located right above your damper and can only be properly cleaned from the inside. We use long handled brushes and will clean out this area. Up to this point everything we have cleaned so far has fallen behind the damper in the pit area. We than will clean out this area removing all of the fallen creosote. Next we will clean out the firebox and will put the insert back in. Once the insert is properly reinstalled we clean out the inside, the glass door and clean the outside of the stove. This cleaning process takes approximately 2 or more hours.

Free Standing Woodstove

Once the top section has been cleaned as noted above we head inside.  On the inside of an insert at top there usually is a baffle plate or a layer of bricks.  We than remove, this will allow us to remove everything we have swept down and will allow us to remove the buildup on the top of the stove as well as the walls. Once that is completed we put everything back together. Next we will clean out the stove itself and will clean off the build up on the glass. Lastly we will wipe down the stove.  This cleaning process takes approximately an hour.

Why clean my chimney?

You should clean your chimney regularly to remove creosote from the lining of the flue.

Creosote is a highly flammable residue that builds up over time from combustion in your chimney. Chimneys should be cleaned when any noticeable creosote buildup occurs. The Chimney Safety Institute of America claims that as little as ¼” of buildup is enough to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Cleaning your chimney also reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home. Creosote is black or brown in appearance and it can be crusty and flaky, tar-like, drippy and sticky, or shiny and hardened.

PREVENT FIRES: CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY REGULARLY! In 2005, there were 62,000 heating related home fires, resulting in 607 deaths, 1,550 injuries, and $900 million in property damage (NFPA).

How often do I need to clean my chimney?
It is recommended that your chimney be cleaned frequently. The National Fire Protection Association recommends cleaning and inspection of chimneys at least once a year, more if you use your fireplace regularly. This applies to both wood-burning and gas fireplaces! Even if you do not use your fireplace, your chimney should still be cleaned and inspected as animals may build nests in the flue.

Adams Chimney Specialist LLC provides the best chimney cleaning & chimney repairs in Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, La Center, Woodland, Kalama, Longview, Kelso, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, Battle Ground, Amboy, Yacolt, Cougar, Castle Rock, Chehalis, Centralia, Stevenson, Carson, Long Beach, Ilwaco and Surrounding areas! Call us today for a quote on chimney cleanings & repairs.

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