One part of your house that you never have to worry about cleaning yourself is your chimney. Thank goodness, right? Of all the messy jobs, chimney sweeping has got to top the list. To really do the job right, it’s best to hire a professional. Why? They have the right training and the right equipment to make sure the job is done correctly! You should have your chimney swept on an annual basis to keep it safe, and to reduce the risk of chimney fires.
Have you have neglected this advice? If so, it’s probably time to get a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweep company. Just like the CSIA certified pros at Chimney Doctors of Colorado! If this is your first experience with having your chimney swept, you probably have some questions about what to expect.
Pick The Right Sweep
If you’re looking to pick a chimney sweep, there are some things you’ll want to check out about the company first. One of the first things you’ll want to look at is if the company is certified by CSIA. CSIA is an organization that has worked for decades to educate chimney and venting professionals. Knowing how to best keep homes safe from chimney and vent fires, you can be sure that professionals that are CSIA certified. They have been trained in all the latest techniques to get your chimney cleaned and make sure it is safe for use.
Another certification that is desirable is from the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). This organization also works to make sure that all educational materials are up-to-date with the latest in industry standards and procedures. Make sure that any company you pick to work on your chimney has professionals who are CSIA and NFI certified.
Another thing which you should ask? If the company you are considering will give references from other customers. They should be happy and excited about showing you how other customers feel about the service they will be providing. Check to make sure that there aren’t complaints against the company that haven’t been satisfactorily resolved. In addition, also ask if the company carries valid business liability insurance!
Get Your House Ready
Once you’ve got an appointment scheduled, you might be wondering if you need to take special precautions, as far as furniture and flooring are concerned. If you hire quality professionals, you shouldn’t have to worry about protecting your carpets, furniture, or draperies! Your chimney care professionals should take care of covering what needs to be covered. They will also make sure that your fireplace room is just as clean as when they started. If you feel more comfortable covering furniture, by all means do, but it isn’t necessary. You might want to remove anything that’s sitting on the hearth or mantelpiece, just to avoid any accidents.
Call Chimney Doctors of Colorado to have your chimney sweeping needs covered. They’ll make sure your chimney is clean and safe and will leave your house just as clean as before they started!