Chimney Sweeping in Vancouver & Portland
Without proper cleaning, the fireplace in your home could lead to major property damage and safety risks.
Over time, a substance called creosote lines the interior of chimneys and fireplaces and will slowly build up. Without regular inspections and cleanings, this creosote will reach a point where it is susceptible to igniting unexpectedly.
At The Top Hatter, we provide thorough chimney inspection and cleaning services that will identify creosote buildup and effectively remove it before it can put your home or property in danger. Our experienced team will also look for any cracks, holes, or other chimney damage to ensure that any warning signs are properly addressed before they become problematic.
We have very thorough chimney cleaning procedures and we guarantee no mess. If you have an open-faced fireplace, we will clean it from the bottom up. We clean out the firebox, damper, smoke shelf, smoke chamber, and we brush and vacuum the flue all the way to the top. We also conduct a safety inspection and if there are any areas of concern, we bring them to your attention.
Don’t Let Your Chimney Fall Into Disrepair!
Another important aspect of a chimney cleaning is that it provides an opportunity to inspect the brickwork to locate potential cracks. We conduct a safety inspection during all of our cleanings and give you a written safety inspection report for your records.
Cracks in your chimney can be dangerous because, when left ignored, they can increase in size and take moisture in, destabilizing your chimney. Additionally, failing to repair a damaged chimney cap can allow animals, the elements, and drafts to get into your home.
We Can Eliminate Hidden Dangers
As a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, our focus is on keeping you and your family safe from fire hazards and indoor air pollution. Fireplaces can present many hidden dangers to you and your family including carbon monoxide poisoning and fire.