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Certified Chimney Sweeping

Chimney sweeping isn’t as simple as the term implies. Your chimney is a complex system with a lot of parts, all doing important work, helping to contain and remove harmful gases and combustible debris from your home. All that work can take a toll on the system. As hot gases and other byproducts travel up the comparatively cooler chimney, condensation occurs, forming creosote, a residue that takes on several different looks — it can be flaky, puffy, sticky — but always brings the potential for troubling issues, including blockage and chimney fires.

It’s important to have an experienced, licensed chimney sweep service your chimney regularly to keep it functioning as it should, to keep your home — and its inhabitants — safe. Our sweeps run through a detailed, multi-point process to properly sweep your chimney and make sure it’s ready to do its job.

If you’re not familiar with the chimney sweeping process, the Chimney Safety Institute of America — by whom A-1 Chimney Specialist is certified — put together this informational video, to offer a detailed look at what experienced technicians will do for your chimney:

You can expect the job to take about an hour and a half, and for your chimney sweep to clean and inspect everything from the firebox and grate to the chimney’s liner, smoke chamber, smoke shelf and damper. We also check for fire safety hazards and issues with the interior and exterior of your chimney.

A few things to keep in mind for before we show up:

  • It’s best to avoid using your fireplace or stove for at least 24 hours prior to your sweeping appointment.
  • Any furniture or other breakable items surrounding your stove or fireplace — within six to eight feet — should be moved.
  • Your pets will be safer and happier confined in a space away from the work area.

Prevention now can help avoid repairs later

Like any hard-working system — a car’s engine, an HVAC system — maintenance and prevention go a long way toward lengthening that system’s life, and keeping big, expensive repairs from being needed. An annual chimney sweeping keeps your system clean, functional, efficient and safe for years to come. Even if you don’t use your fireplace or stove often, it’s recommended that your chimney be regularly swept to ensure that everything is functioning properly when you need it to. Plus, annual chimney sweeping and inspection can reveal problems when they’re still small, long before an expensive restoration or rebuild might be the only safe option.

A-1 Chimney Specialist: The choice for the Tullahoma and Winchester area

Our CSIA-certified company has been providing quality chimney services to homeowners in the Tullahoma and Winchester, Tenn., area since 2000, and we’ve shown our clients that our chimney sweeps are committed to two things: a complete and thorough chimney sweeping job; and complete and thorough respect for your home, leaving it as clean when we leave as when we arrive.

Call A-1 Chimney Specialist to learn more about what we can do for your chimney, or schedule an appointment online!

 

The best way to know what your chimney really needs is to have it inspected, which is why we provide this fundamental chimney and fireplace service.

  • review rating 5  Great people to work with. Definitely the best choice for chimney services in the area! FM

    thumb Brandtastic Marketing
    1/02/2020
  • review rating 5  Great service! Due to unexpected doctor appointments, I had to reschedule two times and they worked with me to get it done as soon as possible. They were very prompt; the living area was left exactly as it was when they arrived (no mess at all!) and answered my questions. I highly recommend them!

    thumb Sally Edwards
    11/30/2019
  • review rating 5  In a time where customer service is becoming more infrequent than frequent , I have to take a moment to acknowledge the superb above and beyond service my husband and I received from A1 Chimney . First of all , we came to use this company several years ago when they sleeved our 100 year old house's chimney so we could burn real wood . We have used them regularly to check and sweep our chimney since. This year however , I had a chimney fire . Thankfully no damage was done . In looking at my records , I realized I hadn't had the chimney swept in a few years . BIG mistake on my part , hence the fire . So I called the company , sing my woes , asking if it would be possible for them to come out before Thanksgiving , this is less than 2 weeks prior by the way . Kind Marty lets me know the first availability isn't until 12/16 but he will do his best to see what he can do. He calls me back the same day to let me know he had jiggled some things around and could be out 12/13 . I thanked him but asked if there were any cancellations to please let me know. Kind Marty , let me rephrase , very KIND Marty , calls me back a couple of days ago asking if we could be free the Monday pre Thanksgiving . Absolutely , I reply . Well on Monday afternoon Preston and Robert leave after checking for damage , cleaning and confirming the sleeve did exactly what it is designed to do , protect the house in the event a chimney fire takes place , never once suggesting it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't waited 4 years . So THANK YOU all for doing such a wonderful job ! You have made us and my out of town family very happy in making it safe for us to enjoy this holiday with lovely fires , something we / they look forward to on their cold weather visits . May each of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving ! You've certainly made ours !!! Gratefully , Linda & Gill Ramsden

    thumb Linda Ramsden
    11/26/2019
  • review rating 5  A1 came out to sweep and inspect our chimney, as well as put a screen over the chimney opening. The guys that came out were fantastic!! They were so kind, friendly, and very professional. I was comfortable with them in my house, and they did a great job. They explained everything to me, and joked with my kids. We’ve already recommended them to other people and it’s only been 10 hours since their visit! We’ll definitely use them every time we need chimney services.

    thumb Laura Cole
    11/07/2019
  • review rating 5  I can't say enough good things about this company. The men came to clean our chimney (which badly needed it). They kept the house clean; they were so very polite; they took photos of the chimney. They also checked our dryer vent and took photos of that. We then learned that they service gas fireplaces--and we have been hunting for someone to help us with this. A lovely team. Super professional. It was like having the best doctor make a house call.

    thumb Elizabeth Grammer
    11/06/2019

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