Cleveland Chimney Sweeping
Keeping your home clean and safe.
Throughout the United States, there are over 25,000 chimney-related fires every year. In the vast majority of these cases, devastation could have been avoided with regular cleaning. If you have a fireplace in your home, you need Cleveland chimney sweeping a minimum of once per year.
Green & Clean is here to protect your home and family. Our certified technicians take a meticulous approach to chimney cleaning, eliminating all creosote buildup before inspecting the condition of your flue. Then, before we go, we vacuum everything to ensure no soot or debris damages your home.
With every fire you set in your fireplace, creosote is produced. Thick and oily, it is pulled up into the chimney by design, keeping its toxicity away from you and your loved ones. However, once it is inside the flue, it sticks to the sides, building up over time.
Creosote is highly flammable, and the thicker the layer of it inside the flue, the greater the risk of it catching fire. When flames originate inside the chimney, they prevent smoke from escaping your home, encouraging it to move backwards and into the room where the fireplace is located. This puts you at risk of smoke inhalation or even death from carbon monoxide.
Additionally, the flames can become out of control. Through cracks in the chimney, they can reach other house structures, setting the entire home ablaze. Ultimately, regular Cleveland chimney cleaning isn’t just about a tidy home; it’s a matter of safety.
The number-one sign it is time to get your chimney swept is how long it has been since you last had it cleaned. And no, burning specialty “cleaning logs” doesn’t count. All chimneys should be cleaned once a year, even if you haven’t built a fire in your fireplace in over 12 months. This is because creosote buildup isn’t the only hazard; nests and other debris are as well. However, if you frequently enjoy a good fire in your hearth, more frequent cleaning could be needed.
Other signs it’s time to schedule your Cleveland chimney cleaning service include: