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Sootaway Chimney Sweep and Repair of Fort Walton Beach know that fireplaces and chimneys are very important to maintain. With it being one of the most dangerous areas of the home, when not properly maintained this area becomes exponentially more hazardous. With that being said, if you own a fireplace, you should consider getting your chimney inspected by a professional at least once a year depending on how much you burn. Professional chimney sweeps can help minimize the risks of owning a fireplace and ensure your chimney is properly maintained. The SootAway team consists of experts with over 30 years of experience ranging from sweeping to inspections. 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.

Chimney sweeps are highly trained workers who have the proper equipment to clean chimneys thoroughly. Most homeowners do not have the necessary tools to get up and inside the chimney. To reach the entire chimney a pro needs the proper tools. A professional chimney sweep will use extendable brushes, specialized cleaning agents, and even cameras to ensure your chimney is completely clean. With that being said, hiring professional chimney sweep Fort Walton Beach, such as those at SootAway, has a multitude of benefits.

Benefits of Hiring Professional Chimney Sweeps in Fort Walton Beach

If you would like to know the specific benefits you will experience with hiring a chimney sweep, please contact us at (850) 254-9948. Our team members would love to discuss what you will enjoy about our services and give you a quote. The technician who comes to your home will also inform you of his progress. For now, let’s discuss the three main benefits we guarantee with our services.

Benefits of Hiring Professional Chimney Sweep

If you would like to know the specific benefits you will experience with hiring a chimney sweep, please contact us at (850) 254-9948. Our team members would love to discuss what you will enjoy about our services and give you a quote. The technician who comes to your home will also inform you of his progress. For now, let’s discuss the three main benefits we guarantee with our services.

Protect Your Home with Chimney Repairs and Restoration

The most important benefit of hiring a professional chimney sweep is providing its customers with safety when using their fireplaces. That’s why homeowners prefer to hire a chimney sweep rather than cleaning their chimney themselves. They will make any necessary chimney repairs, and ensure your chimney functions properly.

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 cleaned once just 1/8 inch of buildup is present. If your chimney has any thicker buildup, it is at risk of catching on fire. Your local chimney sweep will use a special camera to film the interior of your chimney. Additionally, they will clean out any flammable, sooty buildup they find to prevent your chimney from catching on fire. This is very important as a chimney fire can lead to severe damage.

Also, we protect your home by noticing anything that could lead to water damage in the future, such as a rusted chase cover or cracks in the mortar. If any part of your fireplace system is not completely up to code or safe, be sure Fort Walton Beach’s SootAway team will find it. From a thorough chimney cleaning to fireplace repairs, we have you covered.

Cleaning a chimney takes some time. It can take inexperienced homeowners a great deal of time to clean their chimneys. 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 call a chimney sweep if you have a very busy schedule. More importantly, if we notice that some repairs are needed, our team will be able to give you a full report and schedule a timely repair.

Breathe Better Air

Any blockage in your chimney will affect the air quality in your home. If there are draft problems, smoke will enter your home. Sooty buildups are not the only blockages that can cause this to happen. Birds’ nests, water absorbed by the chimney, and chimneys not built to code can cause draft problems as well. Hiring a chimney sweep to inspect your chimney will ensure the smoke can escape your chimney properly.

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Our Services

If you are considering hiring a chimney sweep to clean your chimney, you want to know the benefits you will receive when you hire one. The truth is, benefits differ by the type of property. If you would like to know the specific benefits you will experience with hiring a chimney sweep, please contact us. Our team members would love to discuss what you will enjoy about our services and give you a quote. For now, let’s discuss the three main benefits we guarantee with our services.

When you hire a chimney sweep to inspect, or possibly repair your fireplace and chimney, the primary purpose is to ensure there is no soot or creosote buildup present. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends getting your chimney 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 causing a chimney 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 spot a large buildup of soot, removing it so you can safely use your fireplace.

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Providing a full Bill of Health for your chimney and fireplace system.

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Keeping your chimney clean, safe, and protected from hazards.

Use Proper Fuel

Make sure the wood is seasoned and when choosing a type of wood, go for a hardwood like oak, maple, or ash. A few logs of greenwood can build creosote thick enough to start a chimney fire.

Proper Installation

Your wood stove or furnace must be installed properly and by a professional. This is to ensure there is proper distance between the flammable parts and the non-combustible parts of the heating system. A wood stove’s chimney must be brick-made (masonry) and factory-built. A single bricked chimney with no liner must never be used for a wood stove.

Chimney Cleaning

Get a professional chimney sweep to inspect your chimney at least annually. This should be even more frequent if the fireplace is lit regularly.

Ensure There is Less or no Creosote Buildup

Creosote is highly flammable and when it is ignited, and it burns with vigor. Creosote is formed when vapor from wet wood mixes with gases and condenses. Chimney professionals state that a ¼in thickness of creosote means your chimney can burst into flames any minute and thus should be removed. In the same breath, do not ignore soot buildup.

Use Smoke Detectors

With the help of smoke detectors, troubleshoot and take action immediately any time smoke is detected indoors. The smoke is most likely a result of a dirty chimney full of debris like dead leaves, twigs, soot, or creosote buildup that have resulted in chimney flue blockage. Other causes include soft or wet wood that has not burned completely or a damper that is not fully opened.

Proper Ventilation is Important

Ventilation is one of the most important parts of your home’s heating system. A huge percentage of chimney fires, safe to say 90%, is caused by faults within the venting system. Take note that the venting system is not the same as the chimney system.

Chimney Fire Prevention Tips

Your home, your family, and yourself are the top priority when it comes to safety. Chimney fires are no exception on this. If you are going to use your fireplace and chimney, then you need to be aware of some chimney fire prevention tips that could save you and those you love. Below are some helpful tips.

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Fantastic company. They came out to fix a leak in my chimney and didn’t charge me until after the storms passed and I knew it was held. Awesome work, thanks Sootaway

Sootaway did a fantastic job on my chimney! They came out, swept my chimney, and managed to keep my white carpets clean while they did it!

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Fort Walton Beach Florida

Fort Walton Beach is a small city in the Florida Panhandle. It’s known for fine white-sand beaches on adjacent Okaloosa Island. The island’s Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is home to dolphins, penguins, and alligators. The Indian Temple Mound Museum includes the prehistoric Temple Mound and Native American artifacts. Northeast, the Air Force Armament Museum displays artifacts and aircraft from WWI to the present.

Indian Temple Mound Museum
Indian Temple Mound Museum is on the same site as the Schoolhouse Museum, so it is possible to visit both in one day if you want to. Florida, like much of present-day America, has been settled by native Indians for thousands of years. This museum gives a flavor to some of the diverse tribes and ethnic groups that lived in the local area.
Downtown Fort Walton Beach Farmers Market
If you’re looking for something to do each month to make new friends and improve your health, why not try out the local farmers market. Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8 am–1 pm, this is the perfect place to start the weekend.
John Beasley Park
John Beasley Park is a bit more secluded and slightly less crowded than some of the others in Fort Walton Beach. It has all the facilities you need for a relaxed day in the sun, including free parking, toilets, and outdoor showers.
Garnier Post Office Museum
Located in the same heritage park as the Indian Temple Mound and the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, the Post Office Museum offers visitors a chance to see how the mail was delivered in the Fort Walton area in the first half of the 20th century.
Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Center
Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Center is the perfect place to come to familiarize yourself with Fort Walton Beach. As well as the site to get advice about what to do in the local area and where to stay if you haven’t booked accommodation, it is also a convention center.
Goofy Golf
If Golf is more of your thing, be sure to check out this two-course extravaganza. Designed in a fun and friendly way, the 17-hole courses are a perfect evening or mid-morning event for a large group. The 18th hole is the infamous ‘snake’s mouth.’ If you make it that far, this hole is shared by both courses.

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