Do You Need Chimney Cleaning in Las Vegas? Give Us A Call!
All chimneys require cleaning, regardless of whether you’re burning wood, propane or natural gas. While, for obvious reasons, a wood burning fireplace will produce more combustion material into the air, a gas fireplace must also be properly vented, which requires regular cleaning. A dirty chimney can cause a chimney fire. It’s that simple. And if that isn’t scary enough, a chimney fire may ignite unnoticed at first, and spread through the walls of your home very quickly, leaving little time to exit the burning structure. To keep your family safe, regular chimney cleaning is imperative. Fireplace Repair Las Vegas can take care of any and all chimney cleaning needs you may have, as well as inspecting your ventilation system to ensure the system as a whole is functioning at it’s tip top condition. Let us do the dirty work so you can sleep easy, knowing you’ve taken those preventative safety measures to protect your home and loved ones.
Gas Chimney Cleaning
Ironically, the newer, more efficient gas fireplaces are the ones whose chimneys need the most attention. With more heat put back into the room instead of up the chimney, the air flow of the chimney is reduced. Less air is pulled in, and less of the combustion fumes are forced out. This, in turn, causes the internal temperature of the chimney itself to be cooler than ideal, leading to condensation of water and combustion gasses, and the buildup of corrosive materials inside the chimney walls. For this reason, even gas fireplace chimneys should be cleaned and inspected annually. Call us today for a quote and to set up a cleaning schedule.
Chimney Flue Cleaning
Many people often use the terms chimney and flue interchangeably, but they are actually separate structures. Most often found in conjunction with traditional wood burning fireplace, the flue is like a liner for your chimney, and is usually made of terra cotta or stainless steel. Both options need to be maintained to ensure there are no cracks (in the case of terra cotta) or gaps in seams (in the case of stainless steel.). These cracks and gaps can cause dangerous carbon monoxide to build up inside the chimney and potentially into your home if the chimney itself also has cracks. Additionally, when wood burns, the smoke produced will cause a buildup of creosote on the inside of the flue. Creosote can also be in liquid form, which can leak into any cracks or gaps, increasing risk of chimney fire. Regular cleaning is a must in order to keep creosote buildup to a minimum.
Chimney Cleaning Cost
The average cost for chimney cleaning is around $165, but like always, can vary based on your location and the condition of your chimney. Chimneys that are cleaned regularly will fall on the lower end of the spectrum, averaging closer to $140, while neglected chimneys can cost upwards of $300 to clean. Factors that contribute to increased cost are high creosote buildup (because this requires more time to complete the work), as well as ease (or lack there-of) of access to the chimney, and the occasional animal that may need to be removed prior to starting the work. For this reason, in addition to the safety reasons for regular cleaning and maintenance, your pocket book will appreciate a regular chimney cleaning schedule, too. Call Fireplace Repair Las Vegas today for a free quote!