Advanced Chimney Sweep provides professional chimney sweep services in Orangeburg SC, You will notice our service trailers, ensuring our customers’ chimneys, fireplaces, and stoves are clean. 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.”
While staying warm and enjoying your wood-burning fireplace or heating stove on a chilly day, remnants of the fire are venting through the chimney. Not all of these contaminants escape. Some of the soot, ash, and creosote adhere to the flue liner and other internal parts of the chimney. Creosote, in particular, can be especially hazardous. That’s because it continues to accumulate every time you light a fire. Excessive accumulations are a fire hazard. All it takes is a spark from a flying ember to start a chimney fire. Our Certified Chimney Professionals will thoroughly clean your chimney and attached heating appliances to remove these dangerous contaminants from the chimney and flue completely. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and fire safety experts strongly recommend annual chimney cleaning.
Whether you have a masonry or prefab fireplace, insert or wood stove, an annual chimney inspection is essential. Often homeowners are unaware of potentially dangerous chimney problems until they have a chimney inspection. Things like cracks in the chimney crown, missing chimney flue cap, warped flashing, and spalling bricks may not be noticeable until there is a water leak. We use specialized equipment such as Chim-Scan chimney cameras to inspect areas not normally accessible. Annual chimney inspections can help uncover minor problems and deficiencies before they develop into costly major repairs.
Advanced Chimney Sweep offers three levels of chimney inspection per the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) industry-standard guidelines.
Between the intense heat in the fireplace or heating stove and periodic stormy weather, your chimney will need repairs from time to time. When repairs are not done, they can accelerate the normal wear and tear of the chimney. It is not uncommon for the chimney to develop cracks in the brick masonry or gaps in the mortar joints. When caught early, it is easily repaired through a process called tuckpointing, where the gaps are filled or tucked with new mortar and bonding material that matches the existing masonry. Cracks in the chimney crown are also common. Because of its location at the top of the chimney this makes it susceptible to storm damage. When the damage is severe, it will require rebuilding the chimney crown.
Chimney repairs must be made promptly. Otherwise, the damage can allow moisture to get in and cause more extensive damage. It can also increase the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.
Customers know they can count on Advanced Chimney Sweep for professional chimney sweep services throughout South Carolina. Our service area covers South Carolina Midlands region, including Columbia SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Batesburg-Leesville SC, West Columbia SC, Forest Acres SC, Bamberg SC, and surrounding towns.
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: