Chimney Saver Solutions of Richmond, VA, provides certified chimney sweep services throughout the Richmond area. We also offer complete chimney repair and inspection to keep you safe and comfortable winter after winter.
Certified Chimney Sweep
When our certified chimney technicians perform chimney cleaning work in Richmond, VA, and neighboring communities, our only goal is to leave you with a chimney that’s safe to operate and runs at peak efficiency. Chimney sweep services focus on the removal of creosote and the removal of obstruction-causing debris.
Creosote is a flammable substance that forms within chimneys when wood is burned. Without regular chimney cleaning, this substance can build up to the point that a very dangerous chimney fire can start. Most fire-safety agencies recommend yearly chimney cleaning from a credentialed professional.
The majority of chimney fires in the United States each year are caused by creosote, which can appear as a flakey, sticky or solid substance. Even if it never ignites, creosote is corrosive and can damage a chimney liner’s surface and the bricks and mortar of the chimney.
Chimney Saver Solutions technicians are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute – the primary chimney sweep certifying bodies in America. When we clean the chimney at your Richmond home, we use specialized equipment and go that extra mile to make sure the job is done right every time.
Cleaning Debris from Chimneys
Chimneys can attract all manner of debris including leaves and twigs from nearby trees, nests built by small animals and the animals themselves when they die inside the chimney. Certain squirrels and birds are known to be unable to get out of chimneys once they get inside.
This debris accumulation will lead to an air-flow obstruction and hamper the drafting of smoke and toxins from your fireplace to the outside air. Smoke in a home is no fun, but even worse is the invisible, odorless but very deadly carbon monoxide (CO) that smoke contains. (NOTE: you should never operate a fireplace without a properly placed CO monitor.)
The best way to prevent debris from entering your chimney and causing drafting issues is to have a quality chimney cap installed. Chimney caps cover the opening at the top of the chimney to block rain, snow, falling debris and small animals. If you don’t have a chimney cap, we can install one for you quickly.
Chimney Repair in Richmond, VA
If it’s been a long time since you’ve had a thorough chimney cleaning, there may be damage within the flue that you’re unable to see. Our team performs chimney inspections to spot damage early so we can engage in the necessary chimney repair tasks to avoid a larger, more expensive problem down the line.
Beyond internal damage, our chimney repair work covers all chimney components including:
- Chimney cap
- Chimney crown
- Chimney chase top
- External masonry
- Chimney Flashing
- Throat damper/top-sealing damper
- Smoke chamber
- Smoke shelf
Keep your Richmond home safe from chimney fires and expensive damage by calling Chimney Saver Solutions. We provide chimney sweep and chimney repair services for homeowners throughout the entire Richmond, VA, region including customers with beautiful historic homes in the Fan District, the Museum District, Carytown and other areas in downtown Richmond. Call (804) 440-5000 today.