We Sweep & Clean Chimneys Throughout Kansas City & The Neighboring Areas
Chimneys can get messy over time, especially if you use your fireplace a lot or if you have an uncapped chimney. Is it time to have yours cleaned? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual inspections and cleanings as needed for your safety and the longevity of your system. If it’s time to have your chimney cleaned, you’ve come to the right place.
As professional chimney sweeps, we’ve learned that the old “tried and true” ways are not necessarily the correct and most efficient ways to clean a chimney. And because we know that the more efficient we are, the more money, time, and hassle we can save you, efficiency is important to us.
But just because we’ve moved on from the old ways of doing things and we focus on efficiency, that doesn’t mean we aren’t thorough. Our chimney cleanings involve several stages and are designed to leave your chimney system as clean as possible. Here’s a little bit about each stage and what’s involved in the process:
- Step One: Power Sweeping — First, we use a high-powered drill with whips and brushes to aggressively remove creosote buildup and clean the flue. Creosote is a flammable deposit that’s capable of damaging the flue walls and causing a chimney fire if it’s not promptly removed. It can also lead to bad odors in the hot, humid summer months. Why do we power sweep instead of using old brush sweeping methods? It’s simple: it allows us to remove more residue, faster, and is much more effective than the old sweeping brushes.
- Step Two: Sweeping The Smoke Chamber — While many companies skip this step when sweeping a chimney, we never do! The smoke chamber is the area between your firebox and your flue and it’s responsible for ushering smoke and byproducts up into the chimney. Most chimney fires begin in the smoke chamber and spread to the flue, which is why sweeping the flue but skipping the smoke chamber is such a big mistake. A clean smoke chamber is a vital part of fire prevention.
- Step Three: Sweeping the Firebox — The firebox, which actually holds the fire itself, is also prone to soot and creosote buildup. If you have an excess amount of soot or ash in your firebox, please remove it before your appointment with us!
- Step Four: Inspection & Cleanup— Next, we’ll inspect your chimney system and make sure everything is clean, clear, and in great shape. When we’re finished, we’ll remove any soot and debris and leave your chimney and your home cleaner than we found it.
Is your chimney dirty? Make sure it’s clean, clear, and ready to be safely enjoyed on the next cool evening by calling Sleep Easy at 816-471-4435. Our seasoned team is here to help by offering friendly, thorough service and free advice on chimney care and maintenance considerations. Call or click here today to schedule your inspection!
Our chimney and fireplace services include chimney inspections and Level II video inspections so you’ll know any problems that might exist in your chimney system.