Chimney Cleaning

Chimney Maintenance

Don’t forget…The best time of year to have your chimney system serviced is in the Spring or early Fall.

First Choice “Firemans Choice” LLC, is a full time, year around chimney cleaning, repair and restoration company.  Over 20 years experience in the “chimney field” makes the difficult repair possible.  We are fully insured and will provide a Cerificate of Insurance upon request.  All of our projects are completed in a timely manner and meet or exceed local, state and national building codes and construction practices. 

As the weather gets colder, homeowners begin to use their fireplaces and furnaces more.  How often a chimney should be cleaned is dependent upon how often it is used.  Many people allow their chimney to get to dirty.  This causes the flow of gasses to be restricted and can cause smoke to reenter the home or even a chimney fire.  It is a good idea to have your chimney cleaned and inspected yearly.  This will have your system ready for the winter months when you need it the most.  It also eliminates the scheduling back log that occurs each year.

When we go to a home to perform a fireplace, woodstove or furnace chimney cleaning, they also inspect the chimney system.  Most chimneys are constructed of brick with a terra cotta liner.  Over the years, the chimney can develop cracks in the liner.  Cracks in the flue liner can permit sparks to escape to flammable areas of the home (a definate fire hazard) or fumes (a health hazard).  The chimney is also checked to see if there is a chimney cap installed.  Chimney caps prevent animals, rain, leaves and debris from entering the chimney flue.  We use a long pole with brushes sized to accomodate different size flues.  We offer a variety of prices depending on your fire place or chimney and the specific service you need.  Prices for repairs, rebuilding and installation of linings for deteriorated flues depend on the circumstances at each job.