Lenexa, KS, homeowners count on Fluesbrothers Chimney & Fireplace of Kansas City, KS, for chimney sweep services that keep their chimneys safe and running at peak capacity. Here’s how we can help you.
What Is a Chimney Sweep?
Chimney sweeps are the individuals who do the dirty work of cleaning the inside of chimney flues. There’s a lot to clean inside the flue including flammable creosote that builds up every time you use your wood fireplace or fireplace insert.
Along with creosote, chimney cleaning professionals also remove drafting obstructions such as leaves, twigs, small-animal nests and dead small animals. By keeping your Lenexa chimney flue clean, smoke can exit away from your home and not back up into the room and bring deadly carbon monoxide into the atmosphere.
Your best choice for a chimney cleaning expert is one who has earned certification through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Individuals who are CSIA-certified have demonstrated a high level of expertise in the service and repair of a variety of vented heating appliances and sound knowledge of chimney safety and chimney fire issues.
These technicians have passed stringent testing to show that they have what it takes to be called a certified chimney sweep.
Lenexa Chimney Fire Prevention
One of the sweep’s primary jobs is to remove creosote from chimney flues. This is not a task for the novice without the proper tools and training. Creosote can present as a sticky, solid or flakey/puffy substance, and removing it safely is not a simple procedure. Much damage can be done to the chimney liner and internal masonry if improper tools are used and the individual isn’t sure of what he or she is doing.
Every year in the Lenexa, KS, region and across the United States, a large number of chimney fires occur. Many of them are small and start and extinguish on their own – but not without potentially causing some internal damage. Other chimney fires are great, flaming events that destroy the chimney and possibly parts of the home.
In most cases, chimney fires begin either in the flue or in the smoke chamber, which is located just above the firebox. The majority of these fires are caused by creosote igniting.
Trained chimney professionals understand the dangers of creosote and use a variety of industry-grade tools to remove it. These tools include electronic scrubbers and rods, chimney sweep brushes, cleaning solvents and commercial vacuums.
Other Work Done by a Chimney Sweep
In addition to serving our Lenexa customers by cleaning out creosote, Fluesbrothers chimney sweeps also remove drafting obstructions, as mentioned above. Sweeps also can perform chimney inspections to check for damage to the bricks and mortar as well as various components such as the chimney liner, chimney cap, chimney crown and fireplace damper.
Technicians can perform any necessary repairs to the chimney structure and its components.
As you can see, a CSIA-certified chimney sweep has one goal: to keep your Lenexa chimney running safely and efficiently through professional cleaning, inspections and repair work.
Fluesbrothers is ready to help you with all types of chimney service throughout the Lenexa area and in all neighboring communities. We’re CSIA-certified and able to handle any size job. Schedule an annual cleaning or inspection by calling (913) 236-7141.