What You Can Expect When You Work With Us
Chimney Sweep Biloxi, Mississippi
Sootaway chimney sweep Biloxi knows that fireplaces and chimneys are very important to maintain. As one of the riskiest areas of the home, when not properly maintained, fireplaces can become very dangerous. With that being said, if you own a fireplace, you should consider getting your chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweep team. Professional chimney sweeps can help minimize the risks of owning a fireplace and ensure your chimney is properly maintained. The SootAway team consists of experienced chimney sweeps serving Biloxi Mississippi. We help our clients feel secure with their fireplace so they can enjoy it anytime they want. Before discussing the benefits of our services, let’s cover what chimney sweeps do.
Why get a annual chimney sweep?
When you hire a chimney sweep to inspect your home annually, the primary purpose is to ensure there is no soot or creosote buildup present. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends getting your chimney gets cleaned once just 1/8 of an inch of buildup is present. If your chimney has any thicker of a buildup, it is at risk of catching on fire. When you hire a chimney sweep, they will use a special camera to film the interior of your chimney. While doing this, they will be looking for any signs of buildup that could lead to a fire. If they do spot a sooty buildup, they will remove it so you can safely use your fireplace.
Save Yourself Time
Cleaning a chimney takes some time. To clean a one-story building’s chimney thoroughly, it can take up to two hours. So, if your home or commercial building is more than one story tall, it can take at least three hours. This is not including the time it takes to remove thick sooty buildups. With that being said, it can take inexperienced homeowners a great deal of time to clean their own chimney. The equipment used by professional chimney sweeps helps them to save time and effort when cleaning. If you do not have the equipment, it can take you an entire weekend afternoon to properly clean your chimney. So, it is encouraged you hire a chimney sweep if you have a very busy schedule.
Breathe Better Air
Any blockage in your chimney will affect the air quality in your home or building. When there is no place for the smoke from the fire to escape, it will fill the home quickly. As you know, this is very unhealthy to breathe in. Sooty buildups are not the only blockages that can cause this to happen. Birds’ nests, leaves, and critters can also cause a blockage for the smoke. Hiring a chimney sweep to inspect your chimney will prevent this issue from happening and will ensure the smoke can escape your chimney properly.
There are always animals around your home, no wonder there are select few that end up nesting in your chimney. Well, animals choose chimneys based on the provided shelter and warmth to raise their young. Unfortunately, it is more common for baby birds and animals to fall to their death or get trapped inside the chimney and die there. So, it is really not the ideal place for them to be, and it is not good for you either.
If you think about it, even if the animals in the chimney grow up and move on, they do not take their belongings with them. Typically, they leave behind: feces, feathers, fur, nesting materials, etc. Majority of what is left behind is actually flammable and can cause chimney fires or block the chimney preventing proper ventilation. If you did not hear them or schedule an inspection prior to lighting up the fireplace, you may not even know that there were animals in the chimney. It is just another reason to schedule an inspection.