“The leading factor (25%) contributing to home heating fires was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.” – National Fire Protection Association. The NFPA recommends annual inspection and cleaning of all the chimney systems on your property to guard against a catastrophe. Fire is no laughing matter, and, while it may be a wonderful way to add warmth and atmosphere to your home, it can be very dangerous if proper maintenance is neglected.
If you have gone more than a year without an inspection, or if you feel there may be an issue with your chimney system, you should call McSweepy’s immediately for a free estimate. We are a full service chimney cleaning and repair company servicing Houston and the surrounding suburbs.
Soot, or creosote as its properly named, is a byproduct of wood burning fires. It is basically the residue left behind as smoke exits your chimney. It has a tendency to build up over time, especially in angles and cracks, and hardens becoming something akin to charcoal. The hot gases released from the fire can become trapped if the buildup becomes too great, and the resulting ignition can quickly engulf a home in flames. The danger creosote, animal debris, and nesting material can pose to the safety of you and your family is real, and only a professional, thorough inspection and cleaning from McSweepy’s can give you the peace of mind you deserve.
McSweepy’s professional chimney sweep will arrive at your property on-time, professionally attired, and ready to work. Our end goal is to leave you with a safe, clean chimney system without making a mess inside your home. We accomplish this in 7 easy steps:
- Initial inspection of chimney system – interior and exterior
- Interior setup – home protection from dust and debris
- Clean chimney with the brushes best suited to appliance and chimney
- Removal of creosote and ashes from appliance
- Use high-powered vacuum to capture all dirt and dust before it enters the home
- Final inspection of chimney system
- Report and Review with customer
Contact McSweepy’s today to schedule an inspection and cleaning, or to discuss the many other services we offer. We are locally owned and operated, and proud to be a part of the business community in South Texas. We are passionate about our work, and believe strongly that we are making a difference in the safety and security of our fellow citizens through our efforts.