A chimney sweep is a service that centers around cleaning and removing creosote accumulation, checking the fire-worthiness of the flue (liner), and assuring there are no obstructions. Creosote is a flammable substance and accumulates in chimneys when fireplaces are being used. Chimney fires cause more than $200 million dollars of property damage per year! Prevent this from happening to your house and a no hassle cleaning with UBL. We will ensure that your chimney is functioning properly and fire worthy.
How Often Should I Get One and Why?
During normal fireplace operation, a layer of creosote can accumulate on the inside of the chimney which will restrict the flow. The creosote is also highly flammable, which can cause a chimney fire, and subsequently a house fire. The fireplace must be swept to remove this creosote and prevent any fires from starting.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Chimney Sweeps Guild all advise that you should get your chimney swept at least once a year, depending on how much you use the chimney.
The main objective of a Twin Cities chimney sweep is to make sure that your chimney is safe and to clear any buildup of harmful substances in your fireplace and chimney. Not getting routine cleanings on your chimney may result in hazardous issues and expensive damages.
We will ensure that there are no obstructions such as animals, nesting, or debris. We will also inspect the flue to verify that it has not partially or completely collapsed.