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 Chimneys and/or Fireplaces
  • Woodburning Free Standing Woodstoves and/or Inserts
  • Prefabricated Chimneys and/or Fireplaces
  • Factory-Built Chimneys and/or Fireplaces

Chimney Inspection Rates

  1. Basic Chimney Condition Report – $100 + tax
  2. Real Estate Inspection – $150 + tax – (required when buying or selling a house)
  3. Level 1 Chimney Inspection – $150 + tax
  4. Level 2 Chimney Inspection – $250 + tax – (recommended when buying or selling a house)
  5. Level 3 Chimney Inspection – Minimum Charge $300 + tax

Please Note: prices are for the local/metropolitan area only, add $100 – $200 outside of the local/metropolitan area for travel time and/or expenses

Chimney Cleaning Rates

  1. Masonry, Prefabricated & Factory-Built Chimney Cleanings – $175 per chimney flue + tax
  2. Masonry, Prefabricated & Factory-Built Chimney Cleanings – $325 for two chimney flues + tax
  3. Zero Clearance Woodstove, Free-Standing Woodstove & Woodstove Inserts With Liner Chimney Cleanings – $175 – $225 per stove + tax
  4. Woodstove Insert Without Liner Chimney Cleanings – $275 – $350 per stove + tax

Please Note: prices are for the local/metropolitan area only, add $100 – $200 outside of the local/metropolitan area for travel time and/or expenses

Facts About Chimney Cleaning

Open Fireplace

Majority of your build up is in an area called your smoke shelf and/or smoke chamber. 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 to an hour and a half.

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?
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 the area. Call us today for a quote on chimney cleanings & repairs.

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