Cleveland Chimney Sweeping

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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.

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The Dangers of a Dirty Chimney

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.

Signs It's Time to Get Your Chimney Swept

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:

Smelling Smoke After the Fire Is Out

If the smell of smoke seems to linger in your home after the fire is extinguished, it indicates that smoke is unable to properly funnel through the flue and out of your home.

Seeing Black, Tar-Like Buildup

If there is visible black buildup, it means your flue is likely filled with it. This is a clear indication that chimney sweeping is needed.

Your Fires Seem Weaker

Fire needs a strong oxygen source to thrive. While it will pull that in from your house, it also uses what it can get through your stack. When the flue is partially blocked, your fires cannot thrive.

Dirt Is Dropping Into the Fireplace

If you notice black or brow dirt falling from the stack into the hearth, it means there is a lot of buildup in the flue that needs to be eliminated.

Sounds of Nesting Critters

If an animal is able to build a nest in your chimney, it means there is something allowing the nest to stick in place—most likely tarry creosote buildup.

Has it been a while since your last Cleveland chimney sweeping? Schedule service today. Call us at (216) 446-2626 or use our toll-free number: (888) 886-4305.

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