Don’t know where to begin? We’re here to help! Browse our Frequently Asked Questions to get familiar with industry specific terminology, safety recommendations, and more!
Why is chimney sweeping necessary?
Chimney sweeping is crucial to remove soot, creosote, and debris accumulating in your chimney over time. These materials can pose fire hazards and block proper ventilation.
How often should I have my chimney swept?
The frequency depends on usage. For wood-burning fireplaces, it’s recommended to sweep annually. Gas fireplaces might require less frequent cleaning but should still be inspected regularly.
Are you certified and insured?
Yes, we’re certified and insured! Whether you choose to work with us or not, we highly recommend hiring chimney sweeps who are accredited by reputable organizations and carry liability insurance. This ensures the quality and safety of the service provided.
Do you provide a report after a safety inspection?
As a chimney inspector, we provide a detailed report (via electronic or paper receipt) outlining his findings, any issues discovered, and the next recommended service date.
Is this the same company as A-1 Chimney Maintenance?
No, this is a new LLC owned by Lance and Amy who aspire to earn the trust of the company’s old clients while also growing their service area to include Blount, Knoxville, and Sevier counties.
How do I know if my chimney needs cleaning?
Signs include a pungent, acrid odor, excessive smoke, reduced draft, or visible creosote buildup. If you need more clarification, schedule an inspection today!
How long does a chimney sweeping session take?
The time varies based on factors like chimney size and cleanliness. On average, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour.