Chimney Sweep In Hardin Valley – West Knoxville TN, Farragut TN & More
Chimney Sweep & Cleaning in Knoxville TN, Farragut TN, West Knoxville TN, and the Hardin Valley | Safe Creosote & Flue Obstruction Removal | Certified Chimney Sweeps
One of the best choices you can make to keep your chimney safe and working right is yearly chimney cleaning to remove flammable materials and drafting obstructions. Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney based in Knoxville TN services all of Knoxville, the Hardin Valley and surrounding communities with licensed, certified chimney sweep services.
The Job of a Chimney Sweep
Chimney sweeps who are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) are specifically trained to remove flammable creosote and drafting obstructions from all types of chimneys.
Only a trained professional has the chimney sweep rods, flat wire cleaning brushes, deglazer whips, industry-grade vacuums, cleaning solvents and other tools and equipment necessary to clean your chimney and prevent chimney fires.
Why Chimney Cleaning Is Necessary
Smoke from burning wood condenses in the flue and creates a substance known as creosote, which is the cause of most chimney fires. Creosote can be sticky, flakey, puffy or solid, but in all forms it is dangerous when not regularly removed.
Some chimney fires are big and obvious; others are fairly brief and start and go out on their own. Any size fire can cause damage to the chimney liner and the interior bricks and mortar of the chimney. Creosote in its natural state is highly acidic and can itself damage the liner and/or masonry if ignored.
Another job our chimney sweeps undertake for Knoxville TN homeowners is the removal of flue obstructions. Tree debris, the nests of small animals and the animals that have died inside the flue can create serious drafting obstructions.
When smoke can’t move through the chimney, it will back up into the home and carry with it deadly carbon monoxide. This gas can’t be seen or smelled, but it is known to be potentially fatal to people and animals.
How to Spot a Chimney Fire in Your Hardin Valley Home
Chimney fires are more common than most people think. Because many fires are brief and relatively “small,” they just keep happening without anyone realizing it. Here are three common signs of a chimney fire to be aware of:
- An odd clicking or tapping noise
- The sound of rumbling like from a distant train
- Larger-than-usual amounts of dense/black smoke coming from either end of the chimney system
If you notice any of these signs, call 911 and extinguish the fire in the firebox if you can do so safely.
Chimney Inspections: The Way to Prevent Chimney Fires and Keep Your Chimney Safe
By scheduling annual chimney inspections with the Four Seasons certified team of chimney experts, you’ll be taking a big step toward reducing the chances of a chimney fire and preventing smoke backups that could be harmful to your health.
We perform thorough inspections throughout West Knoxville, the Hardin Valley, Farragut TN and surrounding communities. Along with creosote and obstructions, our inspectors also look for:
- Chimney structural damage
- Spalling bricks
- Cracked or deteriorated mortar joints
- Damage to the chimney cap, chimney crown and roof flashing
- Signs of chimney leaks
- Damage to the chimney’s foundation
- Problems other than obstructions that could hinder proper drafting
Now is the right time to begin getting your chimney in shape. Call us first for chimney sweep services, chimney inspections and all levels of chimney repair and rebuilding work. We’re CSIA-certified, licensed and insured.
Call (865) 344-6901 today if you live within the greater Knoxville/West Knoxville TN and Hardin Valley regions including Farragut TN, Concord TN, Cedar Bluff TN, Woodland Acres TN, Lenoir City TN, Friendsville TN, Arline TN, Loudon TN, Solway TN, Karns TN, Wooded Acres TN, Oak Ridge TN, Louisville TN and other communities.