When you need professional chimney sweep services in your Overland Park, KS, home, count on the CSIA-certified professionals at Fluesbrothers Chimney & Fireplace of Kansas City, KS, to keep your chimney running safely and efficiently.
Chimney cleaning is important for two primary reasons:
Removal of draft obstructions
Creosote Buildup in Overland Park Chimneys
When you burn wood in your fireplace, smoke goes up the chimney and condenses into a substance called creosote. The main cause of most chimney fires, creosote is highly flammable and should never be allowed to build up inside a chimney.
Our certified chimney sweeps have the tools and hands-on experience to remove creosote in a way that doesn’t damage the liner or chimney structure and that gives you peace of mind, knowing your chimney is safe to use.
Most U.S. fire-safety agencies recommend annual chimney cleaning for chimneys connected to wood-burning appliances. They also recommend that only licensed, insured professional chimney sweeps perform the work. When you call Fluesbrothers, you’re getting a company that’s certified through the CSIA and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) and is a proud member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. We stand behind our work and our service 100%.
Flue Obstructions that Impede Drafting
Aside from excess creosote, other problems can happen inside your chimney to reduce the space needed for proper drafting of smoke and gasses like carbon monoxide.
If you operate your chimney without a chimney cap, or if the existing cap is damaged, a variety of debris can enter your chimney and impede the air flow smoke needs to safely exit the top of the chimney. Obstruction-causing debris might include:
- Large amounts of dust
- Small animals like birds, reptiles, rodents, squirrels and others that die inside the chimney
- The nests some of these animals build
Our chimney sweep technicians can remove all these and any other obstructions from your Overland Park chimney.
Schedule a Chimney Inspection Along with Chimney Cleaning
It’s common for homeowners to arrange for a chimney inspection at the same time each year as chimney sweep services. Fluesbrothers performs level 1, level 2 and level 3 chimney inspections.
Level 1: The basic inspection covering all visible/accessible elements of the chimney and its components including:
- chimney masonry
- chimney cap
- chimney crown
- chimney chase top
- roof flashing
- chimney liner
- throat dampers and top-sealing dampers
Level 2: Our recommended inspection includes photos and video obtained by our technicians using Chim-Scan cameras. This gives a detailed view of many areas that are hidden from view inside the chimney flue. Many times these Level 2 Chimney Inspecections are required when a home is being sold, when a new appliance (furnace, stove, fireplace) is being connected to the chimney, and following a chimney fire.
Level 3: These inspections are performed only when significant damage is known or suspected within the chimney system and may involve removing sections of the chimney or surrounding home materials. Many times these inspections require structural intrusion into the chimney or surrounding walls.
Overland Park, KS, Trusts Fluesbrothers to Keep Their Chimneys Safe
The best chimney is a safe chimney, and a safe chimney is possible only when regular cleaning, inspection and necessary chimney maintenance services are performed. Our crews work throughout Overland Park and neighboring communities, bringing the very best in workmanship, service and value to our customers.
Have you just moved into a new home with a fireplace, or has it been more than a year since your existing chimney was cleaned and inspected? Schedule an appointment or get more information about our chimney sweep, chimney inspection and chimney repair services by calling (913) 236-7141. We’re nearby in Kansas City, KS.