Chimney Sweep Services in Washington, DC
Committed to serving the best interests of Washington, D.C. homeowners, All Pro Chimney Service performs thorough chimney sweeps. All chimney cleanings are completed by certified professionals, who also conduct inspections. All Pro Chimney Service is the right choice for chimney sweep services in Washington DC.
Why Is Chimney Cleaning So Important?
Over time, soot and creosote build up in your chimney. Creosote is highly flammable; even a seemingly small accumulation can dramatically increase the risk of a chimney fire. While proper burning practices can somewhat reduce the rate at which buildup occurs, a thorough chimney sweep is the best way to minimize risk. Regular sweeps and inspections will make your fireplace cleaner, safer, and more efficient.
How Often Should Your Chimney Be Cleaned?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 recommends annual chimney inspections. During these inspections, technicians determine that all chimneys, fireplaces, and vents are safe and free from deposits.
The frequency of cleaning is best determined by how often the chimney is used in a addition to other factors. A professional technician will make a recommendation after their inspection.
Clean, regularly inspected chimneys are safer and more efficient.
Three Levels of Chimney Inspection
Level 1 Inspections
We always begin with Level I, in which we determine that the chimney structure is sound. We’ll also check for creosote and other problematic deposits or obstructions.
Level II inspections are required whenever you add a new heating appliance to your home or change the type of fuel burned there. Additionally, you’ll need a Level II inspection if you intend to sell your home. Level II inspections include a Level I in addition to inspecting accessible areas of your attic, basement, or any crawl spaces. A video scan involving flue systems may also prove necessary.
If a Level I or Level II inspection indicates hidden hazards, you’ll probably need a Level III inspection. These inspections are particularly vital for investigating incidents that may have caused chimney damage. Sometimes, Level III means opening an interior wall or otherwise accessing difficult areas.
Chimney Sweep & Inspection Service Areas
Anne Arundel County | Baltimore | Clarksville, MD | Columbia, MD | Ellicott City, MD | Gaithersburg, MD | Germantown, MD | Highland, MD | Howard County | Montgomery County | Potomac, MD | Prince Georges County | Savage, MD |Scaggsville, MD | Silver Spring, MD
Alexandria | Arlington County | Fairfax County | McLean/Tysons | Prince William County | Vienna