6 Benefits of Hiring a Professional Chimney Sweep to Clean Your Chimney
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Benefits of a Chimney Swept By Professionals

In these challenging times, many homeowners are looking for ways to minimize their expenses. This is particularly true if you’re relatively handy and/or have a basic understanding of chimney maintenance. However, there are six significant benefits of having your chimney swept by professionals instead of doing it yourself.

Safeguard your familys healthChimney Sweep Boscobel, WI

One of our primary focuses here at Chimney Specialists is protecting our customers. This starts with safeguarding your family’s health. We recognize that a clean and clear chimney is the best way to ensure that none of these problems ever cause an issue.

  • Carbon monoxide exposure: A chimney that needs cleaning is more likely to result in carbon monoxide poisoning for your household. This invisible gas is linked to over 400 deaths each year.
  • Smoke and other contaminants: Beyond carbon monoxide, if your chimney is never cleaned, it will cause smoke and other contaminants to back up into your home.
  • Physical injuries: While a homeowner may be handy, cleaning a chimney the right way requires specialized training. It’s easy to fall off of a ladder or hurt yourself in other unexpected ways when self-cleaning a chimney.

Prevent creosote build-up

One of the most common causes of chimney problems is creosote. This thick, sticky, glue-like substance is the result of burning firewood and must be removed by scheduling regular cleanings. Creosote can lead to house fires, the deterioration of your brick and mortar, as well as invasive smells making their way into your home.

Protect your chimneys structure

A licensed technician will examine all the parts of your chimney during an inspection and cleaning. They know what to look for to catch and repair issues before they cause significant damage to your chimney structure. This not only will extend the life of your chimney but will also ensure your family’s safety.

Remove obstructions properly

Another benefit to leaving this particular job to the professionals is that they will ensure any obstructions are removed properly and completely. If you do this yourself, you run the risk of missing something that may lead to a backup of carbon monoxide or even a fire. You may even inadvertently cause damage to the inside of the structure leading to an expected and potentially pricey repair.

Save time

Everyone wants to save time. A do-it-yourself job may seem like a timesaver but in reality, can turn into a much longer process than planned. This can be due to the amount of research you do to figure everything out or any number of problems you may run into. While the chimney is being inspected, you are free to do other things, and as it will be completed promptly, then free to continue with your weekend plans!

Chimney Services Prairie Du Chien, WIReduce your stress

There’s so much stress in life right now, why add more to it? The amount of money you will pay for a professional inspection and cleaning is far outweighed by the peace of mind you will have when it is done and the confidence that it was done right the first time. There’s no worrying about falling off the ladder, missing a key detail, or inadvertently directing dangerous gases back into your home.

Giving Wisconsin residents high-quality service since 1977

With over 45 years of experience, we are the tri-state area’s top destination for all of your chimney-related needs. If your chimney needs inspected, swept, or if you have concerns about its safe operations, we’re here to help.

Contact the team at Chimney Specialists, Inc by calling (608) 929-4887 or via our website to book your appointment.

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