Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning in Chicago

Chicago chimney and Fireplace cleaning

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Air Flows Chicago has years of experience providing expert chimney and fireplace cleaning for homes and businesses in Chicago. It is well known for being the best service provider in this field.

Proper maintenance and chimney and fireplace cleaning should not be neglected. Allowing debris, creosote, and ash buildup can lead to inefficient fires, smoke backing up into your home, and even dangerous chimney fires. 

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Why Professional Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning is Essential

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Regular chimney and fireplace cleaning by trained technicians ensures your gas or wood-burning fireplace operates safely and efficiently. Over time, ash, soot, and creosote accumulate inside your fireplace and chimney. Our powerful cleaning tools and equipment are designed to scrub away all of this dangerous buildup.

Creosote is a byproduct of wood fires and sticks to the interior of your chimney. When allowed to build up, it creates a serious fire hazard. Creosote is highly flammable and is the leading cause of deadly chimney fires. Our chimney cleaning services help prevent chimney fires by removing all traces of creosote deposits.

Ash and soot can also accumulate along the base of the firebox, on the damper, and inside the smoke chamber. Excess debris diminishes airflow and allows smoke to backdraft into your home. Our chimney and fireplace cleaning clears out all of this residue for safety and optimal efficiency.

Our Chimney and Fireplace Cleaning Process

Our technicians use powerful brushes, rods, scrapers, and vacuums to give your fireplace a deep cleaning. The entire system is scrubbed from top to bottom.

  • Firebox
  • All ash, soot, and creosote is removed from the base, interior walls, doors, and screens. Heat-resistant scrape tools are used to dislodge stuck-on debris. The firebox is vacuumed clean.

  • Damper
  • The damper plate, handle, and damper area are scrubbed clean, allowing it to fully open and close. This optimizes the draft for your fireplace.

  • Smoke Chamber
  • The smoke shelf, chamber walls, and baffles are cleaned, removing residue that can inhibit proper ventilation.

  • Chimney Flue
  • Powerful polypropylene brushes attach to sturdy rods to scrub the entire length of the flue, removing creosote and debris.

  • Spark Arrestor Screen
  • The cap screen is cleared of any built-up debris or creosote. Any damage to the screen or cap is identified.

All ash, soot, and creosote is removed from the base, interior walls, doors, and screens. Heat-resistant scrape tools are used to dislodge stuck-on debris. The firebox is vacuumed clean.

The damper plate, handle, and damper area are scrubbed clean, allowing it to fully open and close. This optimizes the draft for your fireplace.

The smoke shelf, chamber walls, and baffles are cleaned, removing residue that can inhibit proper ventilation.

Powerful polypropylene brushes attach to sturdy rods to scrub the entire length of the flue, removing creosote and debris.

The cap screen is cleared of any built-up debris or creosote. Any damage to the screen or cap is identified.

Fireplace Inspection Services

In addition to chimney and fireplace cleaning, we also provide comprehensive fireplace and chimney inspections using video cameras and other advanced tools. These inspections identify any issues in need of repairs such as damaged firebrick, cracked dampers, wood rot, and more. Detecting problems early allows for less costly repairs.

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Safety Inspections and Pilot Light Repair

For gas fireplaces, our technicians check all burner components and perform full safety inspections. This includes inspecting the gas valve, burner tubes, thermopile, and pilot light system. Any issues with your pilot light will be repaired as well.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Lint buildup in dryer vents poses a serious fire hazard. During our fireplace cleaning visits, we inspect your dryer vent as well. All lint is removed, improving airflow so your clothes dry faster and your dryer operates more efficiently.

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Chimney Cleaning and Repairs

In addition tochimney and fireplace cleaning, we also fully clean your chimney. We remove all creosote deposits, soot, and debris from the interior of your chimney. Any repairs needed, like resealing the crown, replacing the cap, or fixing cracked flue liners, will be recommended.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Professionals use soft bristle brushes and vacuum tools to gently clean stone fireplace interiors. A mild stone cleaner may be used on the firebox stones to remove soot stains and residue.

Fireplace inspection checks components like the damper, smoke chamber, and flue for damage. Cleaning involves removing built-up ash, soot, and creosote from the full fireplace system.

Contact a professional for fireplace cleaning and repair if you notice any damage, excessive staining, creosote buildup over 1/4 inch, bricks loosening, or if smoke backs up into the room.

Annual professional fireplace cleaning and inspection ensures all creosote, ash, and debris are removed for safety and efficiency. Inspections identify any needed repairs.

Chimney services use chemical cleaners, power washing, brushes, and scrapers to remove tough soot buildup from fireplaces and chimneys. Proper protective gear is used.

Gas fireplace cleaning involves removing debris with brushes and vacuums. Technicians also inspect the pilot light, burners, gas valve, and thermopile. The system is checked for proper operation and carbon monoxide leaks.

Search for ‘fireplace cleaning near me’ or ‘chimney sweep near me’. Read reviews and check credentials to find a qualified local company for fireplace and chimney cleaning.

Contact a certified gas fireplace repair technician to inspect your gas fireplace and perform any needed repairs to components like the pilot light, burners, gas valve, and thermopile.

Fireplace cleaning costs depend on the type of fireplace, amount of buildup, chimney height, and any repairs needed. Typical cleaning costs range from $180-$350.

Light soot can be brushed off. Heavy soot is best removed by a chimney pro using chemical cleaners, scrapers, power washing, and vacuuming for a deep clean.

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