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A chimney inspection is the best way to get a complete picture of the overall condition of your chimney. Because many parts of the chimney are inaccessible and invisible to the naked eye, closed circuit cameras can be used to examine even the most out-of-the-way or hard-to-reach portions of your chimney’s interior. This allows hidden problems to be uncovered – and repaired – before they create safety hazards for you or your family.
How Often Should My Chimney Be Swept?
Having your chimney swept at least once per year is one of the most important things you can do for the overall health and safety of your chimney system. An annual chimney sweeping removes dirt, debris, ash, soot and creosote from your flue, keeping your fireplace and chimney operating safely and efficiently.
The removal of creosote is one of the most important aspects of an annual chimney sweeping. Creosote is an extremely flammable material and is a byproduct of wood-burning fires. When creosote is allowed to accumulate in the flue, it can easily lead to a chimney fire.
While it is recommended that most chimneys be swept at least once per year, your chimney may need to be cleaned more or less based on use. For example, if your home uses a fireplace or wood stove daily as a major heat source, it may need to be swept more than once per year. Likewise, homes with gas fireplaces that are rarely used may need their chimneys swept less. One of our certified technicians will be able to recommend a cleaning schedule based on your family’s fireplace use and condition.
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A chimney inspection can give you the peace of mind that your fireplace is safe to use and enjoy all year long. To schedule your annual chimney inspection, call Wells & Sons Chimney Service at (610) 473-6000 or click here today! We’re a local company proudly serving Pottstown, Phoenixville, Norristown, Lansdale, Allentown, and the surrounding areas of Montgomery and Chester counties for over 38 years.