Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping
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- Crown Replacement
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- Leaky Chimney
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Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping
Regular chimney inspections and cleanings are an important part of preventative maintenance for any heating system. Whether you heat your home with a furnace or wood burning fireplace or stove, maintaining your chimney will help prevent chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion, and other hazards caused by poor ventilation.
At 2nd Generation Chimneys, our certified chimney technicians will inspect the condition of your chimney during a regular cleaning and make recommendations for needed repairs. We offer the most comprehensive chimney sweeping services in the Minneapolis area. Call us today to set up an appointment.
Chimney sweeping in Minneapolis should be left up to the pros, but if you are comfortable getting on top of your roof, then you should make sure you have the right tools. When shopping for the right brushes to clean with consider the length, shape and width of your chimney. If you have a long chimney you will need to attach a few six foot long sections to reach the bottom. If you have a chimney with curves you should get a polypropylene rod. Also consider the width of your chimney because if your brush is too thick it could get stuck, or if it is too small you will be up on the roof all day.
Chimney Flue Cleaning
The general consensus among fire safety experts is that chimneys and fireplaces should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year. Creosote buildup, animal infestations, and damaged liners can all create fire or carbon monoxide hazards. When our chimney technicians clean your flue, we also perform a visual inspection to check for damage and other safety concerns. Our techs are also equipped and certified to perform all levels of chimney inspections, so call us for all of your chimney flue cleaning needs.
Level 3 Creosote
Creosote deposits are a natural byproduct of burning wood, and a professional cleaning will get rid of the buildup that can lead to chimney fires. However, if the chimney has not been cleaned in a long time, or if it’s not designed correctly, the creosote can build over time enough to make it more difficult to remove. This is sometimes called level 3 creosote, which can be thick enough to require special techniques or, in some cases, chemicals, to remove. You should only hire a certified chimney technician to sweep and inspect your chimney. Our technicians have the skills to safely and effectively remove creosote from your fireplace or wood stove flue.
Chimney Animal Removal
Birds and other small animals often build nests inside chimneys, which creates ventilation problems, odors, and other hazards. Animals can also get trapped inside the flue and die, so this is another important reason to have an annual cleaning and inspection. Our chimney technicians are experienced with removing and preventing animals from getting into chimneys, so call us for all of your chimney cleaning service needs.
Masonry & Factory–Built Fireplaces
Masonry fireplaces and factory–built fireplaces are two different styles of fireplaces that require a separate set of considerations and services. Our expert chimney technicians—traditionally known as sweeps—are trained to clean and inspect both masonry and pre–fabricated fireplaces. If you heat your home with wood or coal, your flue may have a dangerous amount of creosote deposit. Our cleaning services include the removal of creosote from any size or style of fireplace flue. We also clean and repair gas logs and inserts, and our technicians provide fast and reliable service. Call today to schedule an annual maintenance visit for your Minneapolis home.
Wood & Pellet Stoves
Wood stoves and pellet stoves can create hazards if you don’t burn the correct type of wood. Burning wet or green wood can cause more smoke and creosote, which creates the potential for chimney fires. Regularly cleaning and inspecting the flue for any type of wood burning stove is vital to your safety during the winter. Our qualified technicians are trained to service all types of fireplaces, chimneys, and wood burning stoves.
Minneapolis Chimney Cleaning Professionals
We provide quality chimney sweeping services to the entire Twin Cities area, primarily Minneapolis. Whether you need a regular maintenance check–up and cleaning, or a certified chimney inspection, you can count on us to provide the most comprehensive and expert services in the business. Call today to find out more about 2nd Generation and what we can offer you.
Chimneys should be professionally cleaned every year, but while you wait for your next chimney sweep you should consider practicing the following tips to keep your chimney safe. Do not douse your fires with water because it will create a paste of ashes, and will be much harder to clean. Avoid utilizing abrasive cleaners when sweeping your chimney because many of them are flammable. Monitor your chimney for creosote.