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Chimney Cleaning – Professional Chimney Sweep

If we determine that the fireplace and chimney needs to be cleaned, our Certified Chimney Professionals will use extreme care to ensure our “no mess guarantee.” Here is what to expect during our inspection and cleaning process:

  • We lay out tarps in front of the fireplace to protect your floor and carpet.
  • We clean the inside of your chimney, firebox, and smoke chamber with specialty tools while using a dual HEPA filters to control dust
  • We then clean, inspect and adjust the damper and damper assembly.
  • We do a visual inspection of the outside of the chimney, checking the mortar, brick and crown or chase cover.
  • We use a specialized camera system to inspect areas we cannot see from the top or bottom such as the liner or flue.
  • We leave a copy of the written evaluation with you at the completion of the job.
  • We encourage our customers to watch us work and ask any questions you may have.

When you schedule service, you can count on us to arrive on time, perform the work to your complete satisfaction, and leave the work area clean.

Chimney Sweep In Orangeburg, SCThe Three Stages of Creosote

As creosote accumulates in the chimney it goes through three different stages:

Stage 1:  In this stage, newly formed deposits stick to the flue. It is a powdery substance that is mostly soot and very easy to sweep clean.

Stage 2:  As the creosote continues to accumulate, it is becoming harder, dark, flaky, and more flammable. It is more difficult to clean in this stage without the use of professional tools. A chimney sweep may use rotary-powered sweeping to remove stage 2 creosote.

Stage 3:  This is the most dangerous stage of creosote development. It is now a thick, tarry material that is highly flammable, substantially increasing the risk of a chimney fire. It often requires professional chemicals to remove it from the flue completely. When we see Stage 3 creosote that can NOT safely be removed by other methods, we often use a Poultice Creosote Remover (PCR), a chemical creosote treatment from ChimneySaver Products.

Professional Chimney Sweep in West Columbia, SC Chemical Creosote Treatments (PCR)

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends creosote removal when there is an accumulation of 1/8” or more. When a wood-burning heating appliance like a fireplace or stove is used, but not regularly maintained, creosote deposits continue to accumulate. It is not only a fire hazard but is also much more challenging to remove. When 3rd-degree creosote is discovered in the chimney or stovepipe, our Certified Chimney Professionals will use chemical creosote treatments, including Poultice Creosote Remover (PCR), to safely and efficiently remove the creosote. It’s faster, more productive, and less messy than manual cleaning methods.

You can count on Advanced Chimney Sweep to provide the Best Chimney Cleanings and Inspections across Georgia and South Carolina. We proudly serve the entire CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) and the South Carolina Midlands region, Augusta GA, Groveton GA, Blythe GA, Martinez GA, Evans GA, Lexington SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Batesburg-Leesville SC, Chapin SC, Forest Acres SC, Jackson SC, and nearby communities.