Chimney Cleaning and Inspection
To remove the need to access the chimney from your roof, our equipment is established within your house. Using a rotary chimney cleaner, the chimney column is brushed at around 3000 rpm to remove built up residue and creosote. All dislodged material and dust are contained by a high-powered vacuum cleaner at the base of the chimney, ensuring no impact on your internal rooms.
Once we finish our fireplace cleaning, we can also look into the chimney from the base and ensure there is no cracking immediately above the fireplace. Where the chimney reduces in size from the fireplace width to the chimney width, there are sometimes minor cracks that occur due to slight flexing. In some cases, mortar sealing these connections is up to 100 years old, and is expected to decay and break out. Again, this will be obvious to us and our inspection from the base should be able to identify these issues. From there, we can break out degraded material and replace it with new mortar to ensure a complete seal.