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Chimney Sweep - Cleaning & InspectionsChimney Services
Dust Busters Furnace & Duct Cleaning, Inc. will professionally clean your chimney with a full sweep from top to bottom.
- Cleaning fireplace, woodstove, insert, oil & gas heater flues
- Repairs & Rebuilding
- Chimney Caps - Stainless Steel with wind guards
- Chase Top Covers - Stainless Steel
- Damper Replacement
- Chimney Certification
- Animal Removal & Prevention
- Inspection System - Interior Video Inspection Camera
- Leaks repaired/flashing
- Gas Logs
- Glass Cleaning
- Firebox Clean Out
- Fire Shelf Cleaning
In newer homes with no visible flaws or for insurance documentation (when requested) a video inspection is often performed.
Dust Busters Furnace & Duct Cleaning, Inc. uses a four headed video camera to examine the interior of any chimney system. This allows us to view all sides simultaneously to ensure that nothing is missed in the inspection process. Traditional visual inspections are used on 40-50 plus year homes. This method reveals gaps and cracks in a chimney system without the use of a video camera. If you do have an older home, spending the money a video scan might better be applied toward making necessary repairs, then it would to get a better look at a flawed system.
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Q. How often should I have my chimney cleaned?
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 1/4" 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.
Q. I heat with gas. Should this chimney be checked too?
Without a doubt! Although gas is generally a clean burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces can also cause many problems with the average flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces. We suggest you check the areas on gas and carbon monoxide for more information.
Q. When I build a fire in my upstairs fireplace, I get smoke from the basement fireplace.
This has become quite a common problem in modern air tight houses where weather-proofing has sealed up the usual air infiltration routes. The best solution is to provide makeup air to the house so the negative pressure problem no longer exists, thus eliminating not only the smoke problem, but also the potential for carbon monoxide to be drawn back down the furnace chimney. A secondary solution is to install a top mount damper on the fireplace that is used the least.
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