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Why Are Chimney Cleaning and Video Inspections So Important?

Keeping your chimney clean and free from wear and tear will help make sure your fireplace system is operating efficiently, providing warmth and comfort throughout your home for years to come.

It’s imperative you have your fireplace and chimney cleaned and inspected at least once a year — more if you use the fireplace heavily — to make sure the structure is sound and operating as it should.

Specifically, annual cleanings and inspections will:

– Ensure that your chimney is working properly and is free from cracks that can allow toxic gases from the fires you burn seep into your home. Rain water also can leak through chimney cracks, ruining walls and contributing to mold.

– Remove any debris buildup within the chimney. Blockages from leaves, branches or animals can prevent smoke from exiting your home, pushing the noxious smoke back into your home. Thorough cleanings will keep your chimney debris-free.

– Clear creosote from the interior walls of your chimney. Creosote is the toxic by-product of burning fires that adheres to your chimney and can catch fire in intense heat. In extreme cases, these fires can spread to the rest of your home.

Rooftop Chimney Sweeps is a professional chimney cleaning service that has the knowledge and experience to thoroughly clean your chimney and repair any deficiencies in your chimney — both inside and out. We can inspect your entire system to ensure it is working properly, and perform other maintenance as needed, like chimney cap repair or chimney liner installation.

For more information about our services to the Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, McLean or Washington, D.C., areas, or to make a chimney cleaning appointment, contact us today.

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