Northeastern Masonry and Chimney employs experts in Chimney Sweep and Maintenance. We have been certified by Chimney Safety Institute of America ( www.csia.org ), and are also members of the New York State Chimney Guild, as well as the National Guild.
Chimney Sweep Procedure & Yearly Maintenance
Each spring and summer, homeowners shift into "clean-up" mode. They clean windows, gutters and garages but they usually don't inspect or clean their chimneys, despite the potential for damage to their property or even to their lives.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a non-profit institution dedicated to public and chimney professional education, virtually all chimney and fireplace fires are preventable. Both CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association recommend yearly chimney inspections to help prevent these hazards.
An annual chimney inspection by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® is small investment that can reduce the danger of chimney fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps have earned the industry's most respected credential by passing an intensive examination based on fire codes, clearances and standards for the construction and maintenance of chimneys and venting systems.
At Northeastern Masonry and Chimney, our C.S.I.A. certified sweeps specialize in fireplace cleaning and inspections. We begin by a full inspection from the top of the fireplace where we inspect the chimney cap, chimney crown, flashing, and brickwork. Our technicians will also inspect the inside of the chimney and fireplace. This includes the smoke chamber, damper, firebox, lintel, hearth, and the ash dump door.
Based on our findings during this inspection, our crew will determine if a cleaning is needed. If so, they will then use a stiff wire brushing and strong vacuum system that cleans very thoroughly leaving no mess for you the homeowner.
Video inspections are done with every Chimney Sweep . . . where applicable.
After the chimney and fireplace inspection and/or cleaning process, our findings are then presented to you in a written Evaluation Report before we leave your home
See a video about Sweeping Your Chimney.
Call 518-767-9314 today and book your annual inspection.