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Shelbyville TN Chimney Cleaning – Creosote Removal To Prevent A Chimney Fire

When it’s time to have your chimney cleaned, the CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at A1 Chimney Specialist of Shelbyville, TN, are standing by to help. Annual chimney cleaning is the best way to keep your chimney safe and efficient and greatly reduce the chance of a chimney fire.

What Is a Chimney Sweep?

The term “chimney sweep” technically refers to anyone who cleans a chimney. However, there’s a big difference between a local Shelbyville “chimney cleaner,” who’s not much more than a handyman, and a CSIA-certified professional chimney sweep.

Chimney sweeps gain national certification through the Chimney Safety Institute of America following extensive training and complex academic examinations. Training and exams cover all aspects of venting technology, chimney safety, chimney fires and chimney structural issues.

Earning the title of “Certified Chimney Sweep” isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Our sweeps have earned it, because they want to be the best and take pride in a job well done.

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The Work of a Shelbyville Chimney Sweep

Chimney sweeping in Shelbyville, TN, and surrounding cities focuses primarily on two areas:

1. Removal of flammable creosote from the chimney flue

Creosote is a sticky, flakey or solid substance that forms when smoke from your fireplace condenses in the flue. The more fires, the more creosote. Most fire-safety agencies in the U.S. recommend yearly chimney sweeping to remove creosote and reduce the likelihood of a chimney fire.

The experienced technicians at A1 Chimney Specialist use a variety of tools to aid them in the safe removal of creosote including:

  • Electronic chimney sweep rods
  • Cable deglazing whips/chain whips
  • Stainless steel chimney cleaning brushes
  • Hand scrubbers
  • Commercial vacuums
  • Cleaning solvents

2. Removal of debris that could cause drafting problems

If you operate your chimney without a secure chimney cap or flue cover, all manner of airborne debris can enter the flue and impede drafting.

Common debris we find when cleaning our Shelbyville customers’ chimneys include:

  • Leaves, twigs, falling fruit and other tree debris
  • Nesting materials of small animals such as squirrels and birds
  • Animals who have died in the chimney, unable to get out

We’ll remove these obstructions to restore drafting efficiency and safety. If your chimney has no cap or cover, we’ll install one to prevent this problem in the future.

How Expert Chimney Cleaning Benefits your Shelbyville TN Home

Annual chimney sweep service brings you peace of mind through the following benefits:

  • Reduced chance of chimney fire
  • Efficient smoke-drafting in a clean flue
  • Fewer occurrences of smoke backups that contain deadly carbon monoxide
  • Longer life for your chimney liner as it isn’t subject to large amounts of acidic creosote
  • The ability to learn of damage to the chimney structure or components and have it repaired fast

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Get in Touch with a Certified Chimney Sweep

If your chimney needs professional cleaning, the certified chimney sweeps at A1 Chimney Specialist of Shelbyville, TN, are ready to help year-round. Learn more about our chimney cleaning, inspection and repair services by calling (931) 492-9099.

We serve all of Shelbyville as well as Anchor Mill, TN, Bell Buckle, TN, Wartrace, TN, Wheel, TN, Unionville, TN, Fosterville, TN, and other local communities.