Prefabricated Chimney Cleaning
Prefabricated fireplaces are unlike traditional brick fireplaces in both construction and design. They are typically made of metal, although there are some masonry models, and they are constructed at the factory as one unit. If you install a factory–built fireplace, you will not be able to use it with an existing flue or chimney; prefabricated models are made with their own chimney system that’s factory tested with the firebox and other components for efficiency and safety. Maintaining and cleaning your factory built fireplace is an important part of making it last as long as possible.
Our service technicians are trained to install, repair, and maintain all types of prefabricated fireplaces and fireplace inserts. Scheduling your yearly cleaning with 2nd Generation Chimneys ensures the safe operation of your factory fireplace and extends the life of your heating system. Our Minneapolis area customers trust us to provide, fast, reliable and professional services, so call us for your fireplace service needs.
Proper maintenance and routine sweeping services are important for gas logs and inserts. You want to make sure your logs continue to work as safely and effectively as possible. Our comprehensive sweeping service includes cleaning the firebox and logs, in addition to a thorough examination of the entire system for air leaks or damages that can cause chimney fires. We use special brushes to clean out the flue and the walls of the firebox to ensure that our technicians can properly inspect all the components of your factory built chimney and fireplace.
Animal & Bird Nest Removal
Because the design of prefabricated chimneys provides more protected spaces for birds, they prefer nesting in factory built chimneys; therefore, it is important to make sure the chimney is cleared of any nesting materials. In addition to restricting airflow, bird nests are a fire hazard. If your prefab chimney does not have an animal screen attached to the cap, it’s important to know the correct size and type of screen to install. We offer only quality products, and our chimney experts are trained to install many types of caps and screens to prevent animals from nesting or getting trapped inside the flue.
Caring for a Factory–built Flue
Cleaning any type of chimney flue requires the services of a professional chimney technician. The firebox, smoke chamber, and flue must be accessed for proper cleaning, and this can be a challenge without the right equipment and training. The technician will also make sure the damper is working properly, and that the flue is protected with a cap, screen, or a cap and screen combination; these can be difficult to fit onto prefab chimneys that were not manufactured with these devices. Gas logs and wood stove inserts also need particular care of the flue and chimney exterior since the heat can damage components if there are issues inside the flue.
Prefabricated Chimney Services
At 2nd Generation, we make sure that the homes of our Twin Cities area customers have safe and efficient heat throughout the winter. We offer a wide selection of quality products, and we make customer satisfaction a priority. Our technicians can perform Level 1, 2, and 3 inspections, and they always provide a preliminary inspection with any cleaning or sweeping service. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about our products and services, or if you would like to know more about maintaining your prefab chimney.