Your Portland Area Chimney Sweeps
Chimney sweep services might sound old fashioned, but it's a regular occurrence for many Portland Oregon home owners. We offer a range of chimney and wood stove sweeping services in addition to working on your chimney's parts: Flue lining, blockage removal, mechanical chimney cleaning, & fireplaces. Our service area includes the Portland Metro area from Portland, Tigard, Hillsboro, Beaverton, St. Helens, & Scappoose. We're are your experienced chimney company willing and ready to take on tough cleaning jobs. Call us today and we'll schedule your in-home estimate. You can be assured that when we're done, you have a complete understanding of what needs to be done, and the proper steps that need to be taken, by our Chimney Sweeps Portland.
CLEANING THE FIREPLACE
When wood is burned it creates creosote whether you're using a wood burning stove or a fireplace, these creosote deposits need careful maintenance. Creosote is a highly flammable by-product of burning wood. Avoid the risk of chimney fires (more info) with regular maintenance program from Fox's Chimney Sweeps. Smoke that flows up your chimney and through your flue lining on the way out, will leave flammable deposits on the smoke chamber and lining. These deposits can easily be ignited by single spark floating through your chimney.
Avoiding fire risk through regular sweeping while Creosote is in its soft brush-able form, makes your chimney cleaning project easier and falls into a more standard cleaning by experienced technicians.
You should expect excellence in your fireplace standard cleaning, which includes removing of the flaky creosote deposits (the flue, lining, chamber & firebox), & a thorough visual inspection. Specialized chimney equipment include special rods, chimney brushes, hand brushes, & vacuum.MECHANICAL CHIMNEY CLEANING
Serving Portlanders since 1978 – "Portland's Chimney Sweep"
Local homeowners trust us to do the job right, after the flaky creosote is removed during our standard sweep, the g lazing can be detected. When flaky Creosote becomes baked on, it develops into glazing, which requires the use of specialized cleaning equipment to remove it.
The extremely high temperatures (up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit) of a chimney fire can damage the chimney structures & liners. Commonly warping metal and cracking tile liners, all of which pose severe risk to a home.
WOOD BURNING STOVE SWEEPING STEPS
Wood-burning stove standard cleaning includes a visual inspection as well as cleaning techniques described above to completely sweep the pipes leading from the stove through the roof.
FURNACE FLUE CLEANING PROCESS
According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), "All flues should be inspected annually and cleaned when needed to ensure that the flue is intact and venting properly." Many home furnaces, water-heaters and boilers expel gases that cause deposit build up on the inside of your chimney flue. These deposits, along with any other debris that may have accumulated, needs to be swept out.
CHIMNEY BLOCKAGE REMOVAL PROCESS
Fox's Chimney Sweeps in Portland recommends protective chimney caps and covers, that have been properly installed to prevent openings allowing in leaves, twigs, materials for nesting birds, and especially material that gets brought in by squirrels, raccoons, birds, and other rodents. Chimney blockages near Portland Oregon in the fireplace and furnace flue is most often caused because there is no chimney cap or protective cover.
Fox's Chimney Sweeps(503) 255-4000 [email protected]
- William Kelsey Owner/Operator
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