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Chimney Cleanings – Furnace Flues
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Furnace chimney sweeps are also known as furnace flue chimney cleanings, or furnace chimney cleanings. Furnace chimney sweeps are primarily for integrity purposes, chimney cleaning, and obstruction free assurance. Your gas burning units emit carbon monoxide and deposits to the atmosphere through your furnace chimney flue. A Superior Chimney sweep, with an inspection, removes these corrosive deposits and ensures safe & efficient exhaust escape from your home (carbon monoxide).
At minimum, inspection is an annual necessity per CSIA (the Chimney Safety Institute of America), NCSG (the National Chimney Sweep Guild), NFPA (the National Fire Protection Association) and IRC (International Residential Code). This applies to gas appliance chimney flues that support furnaces, boilers and/or water heaters.
Integrity purposes – A CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Chimney Sweep can visually look up the chimney & down the chimney, but cannot climb inside it to test the integrity of your firewalls within. If when pushing the chimney rods and brushes through your chimney system (chimney cleanings), pieces of shaling fire clay tile, fire clay tile joints, or brick come down, you then know there is an integrity & worthiness issue at the point in which debris begins to fall. This is a must know for continuous safe venting!
Cleaning – The chimney liner of your gas furnace, boiler, or water heater can deteriorate and fail (all unseen), causing carbon monoxide poisoning, soot blow-back and major clean-up expenses. Superior Chimney provides no mess chimney cleanings!
Obstruction free assurance – Some of the many causes of a chimney blockage include collapsed liners – bird, squirrel, and raccoon nesting/debris/feces. A blocked chimney will force the carbon monoxide exhaust back into your home. Chimney sweeps (chimney cleanings) alone will not remove most blockages.
Hundreds of people are known to die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by problems in the venting – out of their homes – of toxic gases produced by their heating systems (carbon monoxide). Annual chimney cleanings save lives.
Each year around 10,000 cases of carbon monoxide-related injuries are diagnosed. Because the symptoms of prolonged, low-level carbon monoxide poisoning mimic the symptoms of common winter ailments (headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, even seasonal depression), many cases are not detected until permanent, subtle damage to the brain, heart, other organs and tissues has occurred. The difficulty of diagnosis also means that the number of people affected may be even higher. Schedule chimney cleanings once a year!
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) code 211 says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Chimney cleanings, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” Annual inspection with chimney cleanings as required. This is the National safety standard!
According to the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) your chimney system should be inspected annually, cleaned, and repaired whenever needed by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. Regular chimney cleanings save lives, clean chimneys don’t catch fire! CSIA recommends that you call on our Certified Chimney Sweeps, since they are regularly tested on their understanding of the complexities of your chimney and venting systems.
Certified Chimney Sweeps may have other maintenance recommendations beyond chimney cleanings depending on how your chimney is used.
All of Superior Chimney’s service technicians are Nationally Certified by CSIA (www. csia.org).
Carbon monoxide detectors can be a lifesaver should problems occur, but are NOT a substitute for routine maintenance (chimney cleanings & inspection).
Call Superior Chimney today to make sure all poisonous exhaust is venting out of your home freely.
Don’t become a statistic!