Hire the Right Chimney Sweep
It’s that time of year, the chilly weather has come and winter is just around the corner. As the weather gets colder, you’ll be looking forward to that first fire of the year. It’s a good idea to schedule your chimney sweep now before the weather gets any colder and chimney sweeps get busier.
If you’ve never had a chimney sweep done before, here are a few things to know before having it done, and what you should expect.
- Hire the Right Chimney Sweep – While this may be a service that you’re trying to pinch pennies for, it’s important to weigh the cost against the trust and confidence that the work done will meet professional industry standards. When a chimney isn’t properly cleaned, inspected and repaired it can become a fire hazard and even expose household residents to toxic fumes like carbon monoxide. When you’re looking for a chimney sweep and restoration company, be sure to ask if the company carries certain credentials, like if they’re CSIA certified, and if they have a valid business liability insurance policy to protect your home and assets against any accidents.
- Prepare for Your Appointment – move any furniture you’re worried about a few feet away from the chimney and cover it with plastic or a drop cloth. Also, take up any rugs or tapestries that might also be exposed in the room with the chimney. Also, don’t light a fire before your appointment. It’s best for chimney sweeps to work with a chimney that’s been cooled for at least 24 hours.
- Expect Prompt Service – Valley Chimney is the leading chimney sweep all over the Kendall, Kane, DuPage and Will counties and our commitment to work is what sets us apart. We believe your time is valuable and our team works within a set time frame to get the job done. Our team won’t leave a mess behind when the job is done, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask the technician.
Valley Chimney Sweep and Restoration has been working with chimneys for over 40 years and it’s important to us that our customers are safe and protected. By hiring a qualified chimney sweep, you can be sure that your home isn’t a fire hazard. When Valley Chimney first come out to your home, we provide more than just a general inspection and cleaning. We want to be able to service and maintain your chimney forever, and that’s why we’ve created the Chimney Sweep for Life Program. Our team believes consistency in service is important for chimneys. Our team will determine when we should come out next based on fireplace usage, appliance efficiency, type of wood, and your chimney design and construction.
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