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Some of the Tools Used by Chimney Sweeps

Spring cleaning means it’s time to break out the heavy duty cleaning products and tools and prepare to clean out spaces you haven’t reached in months. With determination and a little bit of elbow grease, you can effectively clean out some of the hardest to reach spots in your home like the ceiling fans, behind the stove, and all of the light fixtures. But one spot in your home you should probably leave alone is the chimney.

Choose Professionals for Chimney Cleaning

When it comes to chimney cleaning, it’s not a job you want to attempt on your own. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is the level of difficulty. But certainly the most important reason to allow a certified chimney sweep do the job for you is your safety. Improper chimney cleaning may do little to eliminate creosote and other debris that could lead to a chimney fire. Professionals have access to all of the proper tools for any chimney sweeping job, and they have the proper expertise to use them right.

Some Common Tools

  • Brush – Just as any golfer has a variety of clubs to choose from, a chimney sweep may employ any of several brushes for any cleaning job. There are brushes of many shapes and sizes, most consisting of long wire bristles, which all serve different purposes for the cleaning process.
  • Cleaning Agents – Sometimes a brush just isn’t enough. Chimney professionals know which cleaning chemicals are safe to use in the chimney lining.
  • Vacuum – Your technician may come armed with a vacuum to eliminate flammable substances from the inside of the chimney for good.
  • Inspection Equipment – Finally, a good technician will also check to find out if there are any safety concerns in your chimney. Inspection equipment helps your technician to know if there are any cracks that should be addressed ASAP.

Call your friendly local chimney sweeps at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. for chimney cleaning service in St. Paul, MN.

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