Knowing whether you need a chimney sweep is a hard task if you don’t know what signs you are looking for. To a trained eye, it is easy to detect whether a black wall is black from heat or from soot accumulation which is why our team at Cardinal Chimney Sweep highly recommends you get a chimney inspection. Lighting your fireplace without a chimney inspection and before a chimney sweep can cause disastrous consequences because soot accumulation is highly flammable. Our team can help you prevent a fire or smoke problem in your house with just a simple chimney inspection.
Even though you may only use your fireplace during the winter months, you may need a chimney inspection during other seasons. After years of experience, we have seen all sorts of things including squirrel nests at the top of chimneys and mouse nests at the bottom. These rascals can find a home in your chimney at any point in the year, which is why we offer year-round chimney inspections. Our team is trained to be able to clean chimneys not only from soot and other debris, but also from small animal nests who have found a home in yours.
Our chimney inspection service is intended to help you figure out whether you need a chimney sweep or not. After serving hundreds of homeowners and families in the St. Louis area, we have developed a strong honor code with our clients. Our team will not offer cleaning services if we do not think you need them. If we do, we are happy to continue the job you have given us and sweep your chimney until the pathway is clear for smoke and heat when you put it to use.
Techniques and Tools
There are many techniques and tools chimney sweeps and inspectors can use to clean your chimney. Over the years, with the coming of new fireplaces such as furnace flues and gas logs, we have adapted our tools and techniques to fit each and every situation. The basic premise of chimney sweeping always stays the same: make sure the airway is clear so that the air pressure from hot air creates an air tunnel upwards, through the chimney, and out of your house. With this in mind, our staff can apply different cleaning techniques that are right for you.
Part of our chimney inspection services is making sure that you also understand how to care for your chimney. Whether you have a furnace flue, a traditional wood chimney, or a gas log, we can give you tips and guidance on how to maintain your chimney at its best state year-round. After inspecting your chimney from top to bottom, our staff members will explain to you how your chimney works and how you can take care of it. Navigate onto our Contact page for our contact information; give us a call or shoot us a message if you have any questions or would like to get an estimate from us.