Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping
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Fireplace Cleaning & Sweeping
Our chimney technicians have worked on all types of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts. We offer all levels of inspections for your chimney and heating system, no matter what type of fuel you use. Annual service visits will minimize potential hazards and increase the airflow and efficiency of your system.
At 2nd Generation Chimneys, we offer the best fireplace services in the Minneapolis area. When you call us, you can be sure that you are getting the most detailed cleanings and inspections for any type of heating or chimney system. Our qualified technicians put your safety as the top priority whenever they are on a job. Call us for all of your fireplace and chimney sweeping needs.
Here are 4 DIY ways to clean your own chimney or fireplace. The first one is to clean from the top down with a rod and a brush. The second is from the ground up, with the rod and brush. The third is by dropping a weighted brush down the chimney. And the forth requires two people, one on the roof and the other in the house, with both pulling back and forth, which provides a brushing motion.
The firebox is the area inside the fireplace where the fuel is burned, and cleaning it is an important part of chimney sweeping services. This allows the technician check for cracks or other safety concerns. For wood burning fireplaces, the firebox may need a more thorough cleaning, which includes removing all the ash and scrubbing the grate that holds the wood. Fireplace inserts are also cleaned and inspected to help maintain your gas logs or wood stove insert. Our comprehensive sweeping service includes cleaning fireboxes of all types, so call us today for professional and quality service.
Cleaning Fireplace Inserts
If you have any type of fireplace insert, it’s important to make sure that it is properly maintained. Some wood stove inserts have a blower that increases airflow and helps to distribute the heat. Certain models are designed to produce up to 60,000 BTU’s and heat areas of 1600 square feet or more, which is why it is important to schedule a yearly check–up. Our fireplace technicians will clean your insert and make sure all the components are operating correctly. We will also clean the flue and vacuum out any debris. An annual service visit is also important if you have gas logs so that the tech can determine if your logs are heating your home effectively and safely.
Having your flue cleaned is a necessary maintenance task, regardless of the type of fuel you use to heat your home. Flues liners that have cracks or gaps can leak air or carbon monoxide. When our technicians clean your flue, they will also check for these or other issues. This helps to ensure your safety and increases efficiency. It also helps prevent chimney and house fires. You should always hire a trusted chimney contractor to clean your flue. Our technicians are highly qualified and trained to clean your flue safely and effectively. Call us if you want to know why more area homeowners trust us the clean their fireplace flues.
All of our customers in the Twin Cities area depend on us to make sure that their homes are safe throughout the winter. We care about providing quality service and professional advice on how to help prevent house fires and other dangers. The certified technicians at 2nd Generation are also qualified to perform Level 1, 2, and 3 inspections. If you have any questions about our services and products, feel free to call any time. We are always glad to hear from you.