Does your house smell like smoke, even when you don’t have a fire lit? Do you have a foul smell
coming from your fireplace? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it could mean that your chimney is lined with creosote, which is the soot byproduct from burning wood.
Every fireplace generates creosote, simply as a nature of being used, but over time the build-up of this soot can create some real problems. For example, decreased airflow from a build up of soot will greatly impact the performance of your chimney and fireplace and will also increase the danger of fire and carbon monoxide.
How do you clear your chimney of a creosote build up? With professional chimney sweeping services. If you haven’t used a chimney sweep or had an inspection in over a year, you should do it as soon as possible!
Chimcare has been providing professional chimney sweeping and cleaning services for over 30 years. We use only the best, field-proven equipment and procedures to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your home after our work.
We can immediately clear out the crusty, dangerous, highly-combustible creosote and soot, plus gently evict any unwelcome critters (winged or otherwise) who may have taken up residence within your stack. We can clean all types of fireplaces and stoves: open fireplaces, gas fireplaces, wood stoves (includes complete removal and cleaning of all internal parts), pellet stoves (includes cleaning inside, plus fans are taken out and cleaned), oil stoves, and cook stoves. As an added bonus, we promise to leave your home and yard as good – or in better condition – than when we arrived!
Chimcare’s professional chimney sweeping and cleaning service includes:
Our standard procedures include the use of vacuums, tarps, drop cloths and shoe covers to make sure that your home stays clean. Meanwhile, we use several different brushes and rods to ensure the proper and effective removal of soot from the chimney and connector pipes.
We guarantee a clean and thorough job every time!
Since chimney cleaning can be very dangerous, it’s important to choose a chimney sweep that is licensed, bonded and insured. Chimcare is fully covered, very experienced as a family-owned, second generation chimney sweeping company. We have been cleaning chimneys in Portland, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest since 1989. Call today for peace of mind, knowing that your chimney cleaning job will be done right.
If you aren’t sure about the last time your chimney was cleaned, you may simply need a Chimney Inspection. The general rule of thumb (and our recommendation) is to have a professional chimney inspection completed each year. We provide a standalone chimney inspection service outside of our normal chimney sweeping service, if applicable to your needs.
In addition to our chimney sweep and cleaning service, your fireplace Flue Damper may need repair or replacement to ensure energy efficiency and reduce heat loss. Chimcare offers this service so that you can rest assured in the proper functionality of your fireplace and chimney.
Contact us today to schedule your next chimney inspection and sweep/cleaning service!