Our chimney cleaning service is done carefully for a mess-free experience.
There are two main dangers involved with operating your fireplace without having regular chimney cleaning performed. The first is that you could experience a chimney fire when the built-up creosote catches fire. The second is that a proper draw of smoke and carbon monoxide isn’t achieved, allowing both of these to reverse course into the dwelling.
At Swept Away Chimney, we recommend annual chimney cleaning for the fireplace at your Alpharetta, Georgia home or business, although more often might be necessary with constant use of the fireplace or using improperly dried firewood. The rule of thumb is that burning one cord of wood produces enough creosote to warrant having the chimney cleaned, but we are happy to assess your fireplace and chimney’s condition and your usage habits, to determine the best schedule for your situation. You can also call for a chimney inspection if you would like peace of mind that it is clean and there aren’t any other problems.
We are very thorough with our chimney cleaning. Our process inspects and cleans all accessible portions of both the interior and exterior of the chimney. We also check the chimney liner for any missing joints, gaps, or cracks, as well as check for any fire safety hazards. We utilize custom-designed brushes that clean the chimney safely without causing any damage. This is critical especially at elbows and connections. We use more delicate hand tools made specifically for the task to clean the damper, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, firebox, and grate.
At Swept Away Chimney, We Help You Stay on Top of Maintenance with Our Chimney Inspections!
Reach out today to schedule chimney cleaning at your home or business or to learn about any of our fireplace and chimney services and products.
FAQs About Chimney Cleaning
If you have never owned a home with a fireplace before, you probably have questions about how to take care of it. Our team at Swept Away Chimney has extensive experience in chimney cleaning and maintenance, and we have put together a few of our most frequently asked questions on the subject to give you the answers you are looking for.
Why do I need to get my chimney cleaned?
Chimney cleaning is important because burning wood creates a compound called creosote, an oily, sticky, and highly flammable compound that sticks to your chimney walls. Excessive creosote buildup inside the chimney significantly increases your risk of house fires. However, when you work with our team, you won’t have to worry about this issue because we’ll set you up on a regular chimney cleaning schedule and keep the creosote levels to a minimum.
How often should I get my chimney cleaned?
Can I clean my own chimney?
At Swept Away Chimney, we offer chimney cleaning services in Acworth, Adairsville, Alpharetta, Aragon, Atlanta, Austell, Ballground, Blue Ridge, Brookhaven, Calhoun, Canton, Cartersville, Cedartown, Chamblee, Cumming, Dallas, Decatur, Doraville, Douglasville, Dunwoody, East Marietta, Emerson, Hiram, Holly Springs, Jasper, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Kingston, Lithia Springs, Mableton, Marietta, Milton, Mountain Park, Powder Springs, Rockmart, Rome, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stilesboro, Taylorsville, Tucker, Villa Rica, Waleska, West Marietta, Woodstock, and Yorkville, Georgia.