Chimney Flue Cleaning in Minneapolis
The chimney flue is the chamber inside the chimney that channels the smoke outside. Flue liners protect the masonry chimney and the adjacent building materials from getting too hot and causing a fire or damage from the extreme heat. This is why it is important to have your flue cleaned regularly to clear debris and creosote.
Additionally, the technician will also check for cracks or holes in the liner. Although some flues have stainless steel liners, most flues are lined with clay or tile, which can deteriorate over time. If you heat your home with a boiler or furnace, it’s just as important to have your chimney flue cleaned and inspected since it helps vent the byproducts from the fuel.
The chimney technicians at 2nd Generation Chimneys have worked with flues of all sizes and materials, and they know what to look for with any type of heating system. Not only do we specialize in fireplace cleanings, animal infestation removal and prevention, we can also do repairs and perform all levels of chimney inspections. If you live in the Minneapolis area, call us for all of your chimney service needs.
Furnace Flue Cleaning
You should always make sure to hire a chimney contractor who is qualified to work with gas, oil, or electric furnaces. Natural gas produces dangerous carbon monoxide, which can leak into your home if the furnace is not vented properly. A certified chimney technician will know the potential hazards and have the proper safety equipment to clean your furnace flue and check all the working parts for any needed repairs or concerns. Our technicians have the skills and equipment to work with flues that vent any type of furnace. If you haven’t had your chimney cleaned or serviced in the last year, call us today to set up an appointment.
Boiler Flue Cleaning
Condensation can be an issue inside a chimney, even with efficient gas furnaces since they don’t get hot enough to burn off the moisture caused from the combustion materials. Water vapor is another byproduct of burning fuel, and when it collects inside the flue, it can cause corrosion due to its high acidity level. Some gas boiler flues are not installed properly, which decreases the boiler’s efficiency and causes it to produce excess levels of carbon monoxide. Poor insulation can make the situation worse, so you should always hire a professional to clean and inspect your boiler flue to make sure it is properly insulated.
Water Heater Flues
Whether you own a gas or electric water heater, cleaning the water heater flue should be done by a professional. Many homeowners forget this important part of preventative maintenance, and there are several precautions to take before cleaning any type of water heater flue or burner. Our service technicians are qualified to clean and inspect all water heater flues. If you have recently upgraded your water heater, you’ll also want to make sure that your chimney meets the height requirements for newer models. The flue size is also important, and you may need a different type of liner. Call one of our qualified flue and chimney technicians if you have any questions about your water heater ventilation system.
Professional Flue Cleaning Services in Minneapolis
Our certified technicians at are skilled at cleaning any type or size of flue, and we are committed to customer satisfaction for all of our Twin Cities area customers. Find out why more people count on 2nd Generation to provide quality service at reasonable prices. Call today and ask to speak with one of our expert team members.