The Job of a Chimney Sweep
Chimney sweeps are individuals who undertake the task of removing flammable creosote and drafting obstructions from chimneys.
At Fluesbrothers, our chimney sweeps carry certifications from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the leading hearth-industry organization in the United States. Our Olathe customers are glad to know that the technicians working on their chimneys have proven knowledge of chimney safety and venting operations.
Professional chimney sweeps use a variety of specialized tools to clean chimneys. These include rotating electric scrubbers, chimney sweep brushes, scrapers, solvents and commercial vacuums. All these tools are necessary to safely and efficiently remove creosote and obstructions from our Olathe customers’ chimney flues.
Creosote is a highly flammable substance that forms every time a wood fire is burned. It can be sticky, puffy or solid, and it clings to the walls of your chimney liner. Creosote is not only capable of igniting and starting a chimney fire, it also can eat away at your liner and do damage to the internal masonry behind it due to its acidic nature
Because most chimney fires each year in the U.S. are started by creosote, we recommend that homeowners in and around Olathe, KS, have their chimneys cleaned and serviced once a year by our certified chimney sweeps.
Another problem we find in chimney flues is drafting obstructions in the form of leaves, twigs, small-animal nests and other debris. A narrowed flue won’t allow smoke to travel efficiently and can cause smoke and the deadly carbon monoxide it carries to back up into your home.
Our technicians use the same care and expertise in removing debris as they do when removing creosote. Your Olathe chimney can be seriously damaged by allowing an unskilled “handyman” to perform chimney sweep work. Only a licensed, certified professional should ever go to work on your chimney.
Whatever level of damage you might recognize in your chimney or that we turn up during an inspection can be properly repaired by our licensed chimney repair team. We offer masonry repair and rebuilding, chimney crown repair, chimney cap repair, flashing replacement, chimney liner repair and installation and all other necessary services.
Olathe Chimney Inspections
Fluesbrothers offers annual chimney inspections. Our goal is to spot early signs of brick damage or damage to any of your chimney’s components and then get it repaired quickly before significant problems occur.
Our chimney inspections can involve the basic appraisal all the way up to full-scale investigations following a major chimney fire or some other type of system-wide damage. We perform inspections in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the CSIA.
If you live in the Olathe, KS, area and it’s been more than a year since your last chimney cleaning and inspection, call (913) 236-7141 today to schedule the work. Fluesbrothers chimney sweeps are here to keep your chimney safe and operating at peak efficiency all year long.