While you can maintain your fireplace all year long, yearly inspections are still key to ensuring fires or carbon monoxide poisonings don’t befall your household. Hiring a chimney sweep that is capable of proper inspection and cleaning is crucial so that you can continue to enjoy your fireplace.
Certified sweep companies are highly recommended to homeowners, such as those certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. CSIA-certified chimney sweeps meet the highest of educational standards and ensure a sweep’s expertise. They have rigorously learned proper methods of cleaning, inspection, and how to identify issues with chimneys that can be hazardous. CSIA-certified sweeps will give a homeowner the best recommendations and work to help them understand the process of cleaning or repairing their chimney.
Other key factors in hiring a sweeping company should be the ones on the oldie-but-goodie checklist:
-How long have they been in business?
-What kind of references can they provide?
-Does the business have any unsolved complaints filed with the city/state protection agency or the Better Business Bureau?
-Does the company carry a valid business liability insurance policy protecting your home and belongings against mishaps?
Here at A Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service, we are able to provide all of these to you. We work to ensure that your cleanings and inspections are thorough. Should our evaluation warrant a need for repairs, we’ll work out the best solution for you. We’re proudly CSIA-certified, and able to provide you with 30 years of experience with chimneys of all sorts. Contact us today at (818) 988-9034!