Chimney Cleaning / Chimney Sweeps - Wisconsin - Iowa - Illinois
Annual chimney cleaning by a qualified chimney sweep is a must to maintain safe operation of your wood burning fireplace, wood or pellet stove, wood burning insert or your wood burning furnace or boiler. Our nationally certified chimney sweeps will inspect the chimney, connector pipes, chimney chase cover and cap during a chimney cleaning to make sure no other deficiencies exist in your system.
Chimney Specialists Inc. services a wide area from Madison WI to Dubuque IA and beyond, covering Southwest Wisconsin, Northeast Iowa and Northwest Illinois. Many of our chimney cleaning customers have purchased their stove, fireplace or fireplace insert from us and we follow through with complete service and maintenance as needed.
Did you know that unsafe chimneys cause a significant number of injuries and deaths and account for more than $200 million in property losses every year? A dirty, damaged or blocked chimney can lead to a chimney fire or even carbon monoxide poisoning. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that homeowners have their chimney professionally cleaned and evaluated once a year.
For safe and efficient operation, your chimney should be cleaned annually by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Certified Chimney Sweep. To become CSIA-certified, our professional staff passes a rigorous test that examines knowledge of the codes, practices and standards of the trade. We put high value on continueing education and work hard to remain knowledgeable professionals in the industry. In addition to annual inspections and cleaning, our services may involve internal chimney video inspection, installation of chimney caps, fireplace dampers and inspection of chimney fire damage.
To prevent costly problems from occurring, make chimney examinations by a qualified specialist a regular part of your home maintenance. Annual chimney inspections and cleanings normally takes less than two hours to thoroughly examine the interior and exterior of the chimney. During this process our technicians take care to complete their job but keep your home clean and soot-free, too. Our chimney professionals cover the surrounding areas with drop cloths and use a vacuum during and after the process to ensure the room is kept clean.
At Chimney Specialists, we use the three levels of chimney inspection specified by the Chimney Safety Institute of American (CSIA). A level 1 inspection is the standard level used for routine inspections. This is appropriate when no structural or other changes have taken place and is primarily used to ensure the chimney and flue is in safe working condition without obstruction or dangerous deposits. A level one inspection is typically performed along with the annual chimney cleaning.
A level 2 inspection is often used when buying or selling a home or after a change is made to the chimney. Changes could include relining or converting to a different type of fuel. This more in-depth inspection is to ensure the changes were implemented appropriately.
The level 3 inspection is the most extensive and requires disassembling some portions of the existing system. This inspection includes the first two inspection levels. It is used when signs of a problem exist to allow the chimney professionals to gain access to otherwise out of reach areas of the chimney.
With our comprehensive chimney inspection and cleaning services,
you can start the burning season without a worry. Contact us to have your chimney
professionally evaluated before each heating season. Preventative and routine maintenance
of your chimney system can help avoid costly repairs in the future.