Chimney Sweep

Why Regular Sweeping is Important

Did you know a dirty chimney can cause a fire? This can lead to severe damage to your home or loss of life. The majority of chimney fires, caused by cracks in the structure or buildup of creosote, can go undetected until it’s too late. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis with repairs made by a certified professional. 
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How to Tell if Your Chimney Needs Cleaning

Regular chimney maintenance is essential for safe and efficient operation, thought the frequency may vary depending on usage. While, it is recommended to clean your chimney once a year, it sometimes requires being clean more often that that. Below are some indicators to help you determine when your chimney needs attention: 
Check for soot buildup inside the chimney. Excessive soot indicates heavy usage or neglect of cleaning. 
If you’re unsure about the state of your chimney, call Modern Gas today to set up an inspection. All technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and with our special camera inspection technology we ensure every area of your chimney is ready to use. 
Professionals recommend running a fireplace poker along the chimney liner. If you encounter a 1/8 inch or thicker layer of buildup, it’s time to schedule a cleaning. 
Unpleasant odors, particularly a sharp and pungent smell like creosote, are a clear sign of buildup. Immediate cleaning is necessary upon detecting such odors. 

Benefits of Chimney Sweeping

Ensuring your chimney is swept regularly offers numerous advantages for your home. By maintaining a routine chimney sweeping schedule, you guarantee its cleanliness and optimal functionality whenever you are ready to use it. Not only will it help to keep you and your family safe by reducing the risk of fire but can help to improve the efficiency of your fireplace by keeping it from leaking air in or out, allowing you to potentially save money on heating costs.

At Modern Gas Company we don’t just limit chimney sweeping to the fall weather time. In fact, it is best to avoid longer wait times when colder weather starts to hit, and book appointments earlier in the year that way when you are ready to use your fireplace you are already good to go. Our chimney sweep is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and we offer professional chimney cleaning, inspection and repair with the areas only camera inspection system to ensure every nook and cranny of your chimney is ready to use. Call us today to schedule your appointment. 

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Chimney Caps

Make sure your chimney is secure with a MG Home chimney cap that effectively prevents water damage by repelling rain and humidity. Our caps are also designed with mesh netting to keep animals out, eliminating the hassle of critters in your home and odors from trapped animals. Moreover, these caps serve as a protective barrier against debris, reducing fire risks and minimizing the need for frequent chimney cleaning. Call us today and begin the upgrade of your fireplace system with a MG Home chimney cap for enhanced safety and functionality. 
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