Call Today To Schedule Your Chimney Sweeping & Yearly Maintenance!

As busy as life gets, it can be easy to forget about yearly chimney maintenance. But keeping up with annual inspections and sweepings is vital to preserving the life of your chimney and making sure it’s working as safely and efficiently as possible. Here at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney, our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians have the skills and tools to thoroughly clean any chimney without damage or mess. If you haven’t had your chimney swept or inspected this year, call us!

What Does A Sweeping Entail?

To ensure that you receive the best possible service, our chimney sweepings are performed by technicians who are trained to the National Chimney Sweep Guild’s (NCSG) standards and educated in all NFPA-211 codes and recommendations. Our equipment is specifically designed for the type of chimney we are servicing, whether it be a large masonry chimney, a furnace flue or a metal factory-built chimney system. Each technician has the most up-to-date industry information, so you can be confident that your service is done properly and efficiently.

During a sweeping, all brushable creosote and soot are removed without damage to the fireplace or chimney. This includes the elbows in factory-built chimneys or connector pipes, which can become separated when improperly-sized or inappropriate brushes or rods are used. All soot and creosote dislodged during the cleaning process will be removed from the smoke shelf and firebox. The work is done from both the outside and inside of the home, using proven methods to assure that no soot or creosote escapes into the home. Our technicians will also examine the fireplace (or appliance) and chimney and provide you with information regarding any problems or concerns discovered during the cleaning process. Drop cloths, rug runners, high-speed vacuums, shoe covers and tarps over the fireplace allow us to guarantee a mess-free cleaning every time! For more information on our sweeping services, click here!

Chimney Sweep on roof cleaning chimney with bare trees in background.

Why Do I Need To Schedule An Inspection Annually?

There are a variety of reasons to schedule a professional inspection on a yearly basis. First off, inspections help alert you to any hazards or damages within the system before they cause harm to your home or family. Inspections can also let you know if it’s time to schedule a cleaning. Not all inspections are conducted thoroughly, but with a Northeastern Masonry & Chimney technician, you can be confident in the condition of your system. We provide expert inspections and even conduct video scans and real estate inspections. For more information on our professional inspection services, please click here.

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned Or Inspected?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states, “Chimneys shall be inspected at least once a year…” Our experience has shown us that under “normal burning conditions”, it may take about one cord of wood burned in a fireplace to produce enough creosote build-up to warrant cleaning. This is only a rule of thumb and under certain burning conditions, the need for sweeping could be much sooner. When in doubt, call for a professional inspection!

Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney, today!

Prevent damage to your home by making annual chimney maintenance a priority. Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney at 518-767-9315 to schedule your inspection or sweeping, today!


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