Clients who call on Custom Cleaning Concepts' certified chimney sweeps get a free lesson in chimney anatomy. They learn about chimney crowns, flue liners, and dampers, because those are just a few of the parts the team cleans. Homeowners learn about creosote and how often they need to have this flammable residue removed. Or, the team can simply set to work performing these duties—along with dryer-vent cleaning, pressure washing, and other services—while residents relax knowing their homes are safe from fire hazards, allergens, and grime.
While many people think of chimney sweeps as characters from Dickens novels or Mary Poppins matinees, the technicians at Chicago Chimney Inc. know that their job is as real and important as it’s ever been. The insured workers remove the soot and buildup that collects within fireplaces, flues, and chimneys, clearing a path for smoke to safely exit the house without having to stop and ask for directions. Their services extend beyond simple cleanings—the techs use their more than 20 years of industry experience to install energy-efficient dampers, repair and reline busted chimneys, and perform brick masonry and tuck-pointing work. They’ll even rebuild an entire chimney, whether it’s crumbling away in disrepair or slowly inching its way to the house next door.
There's not much that's more relaxing than kicking back in front of a roaring fire?as long as that fire is under control. That's why the National Fire Protection Agency recommends chimneys and furnace flues be inspected every year and fireplaces be cleaned every 50 fires. By taking such safety precautions and resisting the urge to set the couch on fire "just to see what happens," homeowners can avoid dangerous situations. In addition to thoroughly inspecting chimneys for buildup and then sweeping them, A-1 Safety Chimney Service's crews rebuild chimneys, install custom gas-log sets, and inspect dryer vents.
Affordable’s fully licensed contractors specialize in brick tuckpointing––a process by which cracked chimney bricks are filled in to improve curb appeal, insure structural integrity, and prevent giants from playing brick Jenga. Clients can also solicit Affordable’s 15 years of experience for masonry repair, waterproofing, and stone veneers rehab.