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Traditional Woodburning, Stove, or Gas Inspections and Services
At Chim-Chimney, we take great pride in offering our customers a completely mess-free sweeping experience. We go above and beyond to ensure that every sweeping we perform is immaculate and without any mess whatsoever. How do we achieve this? By following meticulous steps and employing state-of-the-art equipment.
When it comes to sweeping your chimney, we leave no stone unturned. Using special brushes on extendable rods, we meticulously sweep the flue from the firebox all the way up to the very top of the chimney. But we don't stop there. Our dedicated technicians also sweep your firebox, smoke chamber, and smoke shelf using handheld brushes. This comprehensive approach ensures that regular soot deposits and Stage 1 creosote, which appears flaky or crusty, are thoroughly removed.
When you choose Chim-Chimney, you can rest assured that we prioritize your convenience and satisfaction. We understand that scheduling is essential, and we want to ensure that you get your appointment at the most suitable time for you. That's why we recommend booking your chimney sweep or inspection outside of our busy season, which typically runs from shortly after Labor Day through the holidays and into February. By doing so, you'll enjoy a more timely appointment and greater flexibility in choosing a date that works best for you.
Gas and Traditional wood burning $289
Stove and Stove inserts $329
To prepare for your appointment, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. It's important not to burn a fire for 24 hours prior to your scheduled time, allowing your chimney to cool completely. We want to ensure the safety of our technicians and provide the most effective cleaning possible. Additionally, please clear a 6-foot perimeter around your fireplace to give our technicians ample space to perform the sweep and/or inspection. Removing any fragile items within this perimeter will keep them safe from potential breakage.
At Chim-Chimney, we believe in excellent communication and providing you with a hassle-free experience. Our office will reach out to you 48 hours before your appointment to remind you of the scheduled time of arrival. We value your time and want to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of your chimney service.
Now, let's talk about creosote. In Nashville, TN, where we proudly serve, creosote is a common concern for fireplace and wood-burning appliance owners. Creosote refers to the residue that forms on the inner walls of your chimney as a byproduct of burning wood. It can appear black or brown and exists in three stages. Stage 1 creosote has a crusty, flaky, or dust-like appearance, while Stage 2 appears tar-like, drippy, and sticky. Finally, Stage 3 creosote looks shiny and hardened. It's important to note that all these types can occur in a single chimney system.
Why is creosote a concern? Well, it's highly combustible. If creosote accumulates in sufficient quantities and the internal flue temperature is high enough, it can potentially lead to a chimney fire. Several factors contribute to the buildup of creosote, including restricted air supply, burning unseasoned wood, and cooler than normal chimney temperatures. It's crucial to ensure proper airflow by not closing glass doors or failing to open the damper wide enough. The longer the smoke's "residence time" in the flue, the greater the likelihood of creosote formation. Using seasoned wood instead of unseasoned wood helps minimize creosote buildup, as unseasoned wood releases more smoke and keeps the flue temperature cooler. In the case of wood stoves, overloading the firebox with wood in an attempt to achieve a longer burn time can also contribute to creosote.