Whether you have a fireplace or a free-standing wood or pellet-burning stove, you need to have the chimney cleaned. Creosote is a by-product of organic smoke that can build up inside of the flue. It can be flaky, sticky or fluffy, but it’s extremely flammable and highly dangerous in any form. With a creosote build-up in any chimney, an uncontrolled fire is always possible.
Cleaning out the soot that accumulates over vents allows air to circulate freely. Your chimney will function more effectively if it’s not struggling against years’ worth of soot clogging the vent system. If a chimney doesn’t receive regular cleaning, it can take a two to three-stage chemical wash as well as a manual brush cleaning in order to clear the soot and creosote, a more costly service than regular cleanings.
With over 85 years of combined experience and nearly 40 years of serving the Albuquerque area, CBS Chimney Sweepers knows every type of chimney that can be installed. We know how to clean it, inspect it, repair it, and answer your questions.
Our expertise isn’t restricted to brick-and-mortar chimneys. We’re the area’s leading experts on pellet stove installation, maintenance and chimney repair. We keep a large stock of pellet stove parts from major brands. Don’t let the chilly season catch you by surprise and ensure you’ll have a safe winter. Contact us today and schedule an inspection!
Although chimneys and free-standing wood and pellet stoves are not used in the warmer months of the year, that doesn’t mean it isn’t vital to have them inspected and cleaned before their first use. If anything, it’s even more important to have regular maintenance done on chimney to catch problems before they turn into a crisis. CBS Chimney Sweepers is the professional chimney service ready to do that for you.