Keep Your Chimney System Working Well & Looking Great With Professional Chimney Sweep Services
Whether you’re religious about cleaning out your ashbox after a fire or not, there are places in your fireplace and chimney that need cleaning at the end or beginning of each burn season. Many of these areas are hidden, which is why it’s important that you schedule regular sweepings with a trusted and knowledgeable professional.
How Do I Know Who To Trust?
For over 20 years, the folks here at Top Notch Chimney Sweep & Services have been sweeping and servicing chimneys and fireplaces in Des Moines and throughout central Iowa. We are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), and work diligently to keep abreast of the latest in safety, tools, and skills, so that we can bring our clients the best possible service. Our sweeps guarantee a mess-free job, and use dust control and floor protection on every job site. When you hire us to sweep your chimney, you can expect quick, clean, professional, and thorough service, whether it’s our first time serving you or our 30th.
Why Is Sweeping So Important?
Professional chimney sweeping services should be regularly performed to:
- Remove flammable debris (like nesting materials) – It’s not uncommon to find nesting materials, leaves, and other flammable debris inside of a chimney system, especially if the system lacks important components like a cap or crown. During a chimney sweeping, we check for things that may have made their way into the system and remove them so that you aren’t at high risk of a chimney fire.
- Remove flammable and destructive deposits (like creosote) – Creosote and other corrosive and flammable byproducts can build up along the walls of your chimney liner, your appliance, and other components of your chimney system or fireplace. Unfortunately, these byproducts can cause serious decay to both masonry and metal, compromising the integrity and safe function of the entire system. When we sweep a chimney, we work hard to thoroughly and effectively remove all of these byproducts so that you can enjoy your system for the long haul.
- Remove any blockages within the flue (like animals or nesting materials) – In addition to increasing the risk of chimney fire, animals, nesting materials, debris, and deposits can actually block airflow and leave you with an inefficient, ineffective, and wasteful chimney system. Regular sweepings are designed to locate and remove anything that may be blocking or restricting airflow and causing problems with the system.
But chimney sweepings also give us an opportunity to look at your chimney system from top to bottom and check for any defects or damages. We’ll ensure that everything is in working order and make suggestions or recommendations for restoring your system to peak performance.
Enjoy The Certified Difference With Top Notch Chimney Sweep & Services
If you have any questions about our chimney sweeping services or would like to go ahead and schedule your next sweeping, give us a call at (515) 249-6337! You can also click here to conveniently request your sweeping appointment online!
An annual chimney inspection will allow you to use your appliance with confidence about your home’s safety. This is an important chimney service that you don’t want to ignore.