We’ve all heard horror stories of a do-it-yourself project gone awry. An attempt to save time and money ends up doing neither. A DIY homeowner uses the wrong type of paint. Someone slips off a ladder. You get the picture. Your yearly chimney sweeping presents similar challenges — and risks. You know this chore is critical for preserving the life of your chimney. You understand the importance of maintaining a safe and efficient fireplace and chimney. But, as the saying goes, you don’t know what you don’t know. Will a chimney cleaning log do the job for you? Will it do all that must be done? At Northeastern Masonry & Chimney, we are trained professionals who know chimneys: chimney maintenance, home safety, and fire prevention.
Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians have the skills and tools to clean your chimney properly. We minimize damage and properly dispose of waste materials. Northeastern Masonry & Chimney experts are trained in National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) standards and educated in NFPA-211 codes and recommendations. We keep abreast of the latest industry guidelines and recommendations. Plus, our equipment matches the type of chimney we are cleaning, whether it’s a large masonry chimney, a furnace flue or a metal factory-built chimney.
A Thorough and Proper Cleaning
A professional chimney cleaning involves more than any cleaning log can provide. We perform a thorough and appropriate regimen of industry-recommended tasks. Brushable creosote and soot are removed carefully so as to avoid fireplace or chimney damage. Our cleaning even reaches into the elbows in factory-built chimneys. We also clean connector pipes, which can become separated if they were improperly sized or if inappropriate brushes or rods were used.
Northeastern Masonry & Chimney removes soot and creosote from the smoke shelf and firebox as it becomes dislodged during cleaning. We use proven methods to assure that no soot or creosote escapes into your home. Our technicians employ drop cloths, rug runners, high-speed vacuums, shoe covers and tarps over the fireplace to give you a mess-free cleaning.
When Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?
Our customer-acclaimed experience tells us that under “normal burning conditions,” it may take about one cord of wood burned in a fireplace to produce enough creosote buildup to warrant a chimney cleaning. However, under certain burning conditions, you may need a professional chimney cleaning significantly sooner. When in doubt, call on our team of experts!
Schedule Your Professional Chimney Cleaning Now
Put our 35 years of experience to good use. If you live in the Capital District, Hunter, NY, Poughkeepsie, Troy, Schenectady, Albany, or Saratoga Springs, we are here for you. Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney today at 518-767-9315, or schedule an appointment online. Not sure if you need a chimney sweep? Call us anyway. We’ll give it an honest — and professional — look.