Since 1996, we’ve proudly been providing chimney sweeping services in Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg,Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls and throughout the Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV regions. From full cleanings of chimney flues to ensuring wood stoves are ready for the next season and more, we offer many ways of keeping your home safe. Simply put, our mission is to keep your chimney free of creosote with our CSIA-certified chimney sweeping services.
As a fully licensed and insured chimney company, we provide our team with continuing education so that they’re up-to-date on the latest industry trends. This also means that our focus is squarely on you and your needs.
Why You Need An Annual Chimney Sweeping
Creosote is a natural, dark, tar-like by-product of burning wood. However, it's far more common — and builds up much faster — when a homeowner burns unseasoned wood. This type of fuel has a higher moisture content, which leads to a higher concentration of smoke. Over time, this condenses and creates a layer of creosote within your flue. Creosote is highly flammable and one of the leading causes of house fires. In addition, it can lead to foul odors from your chimney whenever you open your damper, especially when creosote mixes with water via condensation or precipitation. Furthermore, creosote is dangerous to your health.
Beyond creosote, our team can also remove any leaves or debris from your chimney system while we’re there. While these are indicative of another problem, removing them will help to prevent blockages and other risks to your home.
Finally, our team will use sophisticated tools to check out any damage to the interior of your chimney. Minor chimney repairs are often easier to complete during an annual sweep and inspection. And of course, we can make preventative recommendations to help minimize future problems while we’re there.
How To Prepare For Our Visit
There are a few things you can do before our arrival. First, remove any furniture or decorations from your hearth and mantle. Second, ensure that any nearby home furnishings are at least six to eight feet away from your fireplace area. Finally, use a small shovel and scoop ashes from your firebox into a disposable bag.
Scheduling Your Next Chimney Sweep
One of our commitments to you is that we will answer the phone when you call. Call Advance Chimney Sweeps at (800) 822-2131 to schedule your next chimney sweep appointment.
When To Call A Chimney Sweep
Ideally, the best time to call a chimney sweep is after you’ve stopped using your fireplace for the season. For most homeowners in our region, this will be sometime during the spring. Summer is a great time for a chimney sweep and inspection, as this is both during the off-season and allows ample time for any necessary chimney repairs. However, if that is not possible, then at a minimum you should call a chimney sweep before the fall season arrives.