A+ Chimney Services, LLC
A+ Chimney Services 573-426-3669
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A+ Chimney Services is operated by an off duty firefighter and family owned.
Our chimney technicians are certified through Chimney Safety Institute of America.
We help keep you and your family safe from a potential flue fire, which can cause a house fire.
Don't wait for this to happen to you before you call us!
573-426-3669 - Office
877-304-3669 - Toll Free
Part of the reason to clean your chimney is because of the potential hazards that may occur when you don't have it cleaned. A regular cleaning can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and can help to prevent house and chimney fires.
Without proper maintenance, heating systems can be dangerous because they often either cause fires or release toxic gases into your living area that can cause serious damage, illness, or even death. When tar and soot from wood and fuel burning build up in your chimney, they must be removed by a chimney professional. Many brand new homes have a tremendous problem with chimney deterioration because modern heating appliances are more efficient than they have ever been, but the excess condensation they create cause more blocked chimneys than ever before, so it's important that every household have a regular checkup from a certified sweep.
Thank you for stopping by our site and considering A+ Chimney Services for all your chimney, stove, and fireplace needs.
Q. How often should I have my chimney cleaned?
A. This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be cleaned at 1/8" of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. Factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when any appreciable buildup occurs. This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home.