Chimney Sweep and Inspection

Chimney Sweep and Inspection

Cleaning your chimney is an annual service.  It is extremely important to the safety of your home.

Call Now to Have Your Chimney Inspected and Swept! (469)777-8432

Once fire was tamed it became a vital part of the human existence.  Yet, the dangerous and destructive nature of fire is still ever present, which is why it is important to have your chimney inspected and swept regularly and repairs completed as needed.  Staying ahead of the game is the most important part of chimney safety.  This recommendation rings true for chimneys and fireplaces that are slightly or never used.  The need for chimney repairs can occur without regular fireplace use. Keeping your chimney in good condition is an important part of ensuring the integrity and safety of your home.

Chimneys and their accompanying fireplaces provide a comfy, inviting ambiance, for our home, using natural, renewable fuel. With Sweeps n Ladders on your side, as the most trusted chimney sweep serving North Texas, you can trust and enjoy your fireplace. Cleaning your chimney can help you avoid flu fires, huge repair bills, and a smoky house. We offer reliable maintenance and repair, so you can enjoy the radiating heat without the worry.

How often should I have my chimney swept?

As prescribed by The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 211, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”  Adhering to this standard is the most reliable way to minimize the risk of a fire due to creosote buildup in your chimney.

Do I need my chimney inspected?

Do you have an annual physical with your physician?  Yes.  The same holds true for chimney inspections and why they are important.   Chimneys are inspected to find any issues or potential problems so that they can be addressed before it gets worse. Regular chimney inspections can identify problem areas early on in their development, offering you the ability to remedy them before they grow and become more expensive to fix. Non fireplace usage issues can also cause a need for repair. Bats, birds, squirrels or even raccoons can create nests in your chimney. If their debris is still present when you decide to have a fire for the first time after months without use, imagine the potential fire hazard this debris could cause.

Sweeps n Ladders recommends having your yearly inspection before the start of the burning season, typically late summer and early fall. However, we perform chimney sweeps, inspections and repairs year-round, so give us a call any time of the year. (469)777-8432