Fireplace & Smoke Chamber Cleaning – Keep Your Fireplace From Smelling Bad
If you’ve ever done any type of fireplace cleaning, you know what kind of mess is involved. Wood fireplaces cause a lot of smoke, soot, ash and creosote deposits that some people would rather not get involved with.
This is why Above & Beyond Chimney Service of Dedham MA provides total fireplace cleaning services that go beyond just the fireplace and cover your entire fireplace/chimney system.
Cleaning the Fireplace
Our licensed fireplace technicians clean a lot of fireplaces throughout the North Shore region in Massachusetts. We have all the basic tools and solvents to leave you with a fireplace that almost looks brand new. In addition to removing dust and ash, we watch for deposits of flammable creosote, which can be challenging for a homeowner to thoroughly remove.
Fireplace Damper Cleaning
Fireplace cleaning usually is performed as part of a complete chimney sweep and inspection. The damper is an important area to inspect to determine if it opens fully and closes with a tight seal. We clean rusty dampers and remove creosote, soot and ash that may be clinging to them and preventing a proper seal. We can replace your damper if it can no longer be repaired.
Smoke Chamber Cleaning
The smoke chamber sits above your firebox and serves as a smooth path for smoke and combustion gases to flow up into the flue. The more the fireplace is used, the more the smoke chamber becomes dirty and needs to be cleaned. Our trained technicians have the right tools to clean every section of your smoke chamber.
(NOTE: If an inspection turns up rough and aged surfaces in your smoke chamber, we can perform smoke chamber parging to smooth out the rough areas and give smoke an easier time moving up the chimney.)
You can see how dirty your fireplace gets after many uses, so you can just imagine how dirty the chimney flue and liner get over time. Professional chimney sweep service uses a variety of brushes, electronic scrubbers, hand tools, solvents and vacuums to remove flammable creosote and soot from your chimney flue.
(NOTE: Of the 25,000+ chimney fires in the U.S. each year, most are started because of excess creosote inside the flue.)
How Will All This Work Affect My Living Room?
People who ask this question often have had amateur chimney sweeps inside their homes to do different cleaning or service tasks. Above & Beyond technicians take extra care to protect all surfaces and items in the vicinity of the fireplace when performing fireplace cleaning, chimney sweeping and other jobs.
You can assist in the process by moving furniture and other items away from the fireplace area prior to the arrival of your A&B technician. But don’t worry – either way, we’ll leave your home exactly as we found it.
Fireplace cleaning and other maintenance chores that involve your fireplace and chimney are best done by trained individuals who have done this work for years. Above & Beyond has served South Newton and the greater South Shore region since 1997. We’re a name you can trust for all your fireplace and chimney needs.
Communities you’ll often find us in include Cohasset MA, Dedham MA, Westwood MA, Dover MA, Brookline MA, Milton MA, Quincy MA, Holbrook MA and other local cities and towns.
Keep your fireplace and chimney clean and safe by calling (781) 383-0415.