There are some household repair tasks that should not be ignored. Keeping your furnace filters clean and dryer vents clear are some examples. This will prevent possible fire situations. Make sure that your gutters are cleared of leaves, nests, or other debris so that rain runoff is directed away from the home’s foundation. Check that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors have batteries and are in working condition. Another thing that it is important to do annually is have your chimney inspected and cleaned.

The Importance of Annual CleaningThe importance of an annual chimney sweeping

It’s important to hire a chimney sweep company that stays up-to–date on all the newest inspection, cleaning techniques and tools. One way to ensure this is by looking for a certified Chimney Professional. When you hire Old Dominion Chimneys, you get that and then some. When we come in to inspect your chimney, we’ll be looking for damage to the integral parts of your chimney system. If your chimney crown is cracked or your chimney cap is damaged, the brick and mortar of the chimney is also in danger of damage. This is a threat to your family’s health, because cracks and breaks in the mortar could  allow gases from the fire into your home. The same is true of your chimney lining. The chimney lining plays an important part in protecting your chimney’s structure from the corrosive effects of smoke. In fact, it has three main jobs.

Jobs of the Chimney Lining

Chimney liners are located inside your chimney and increase the efficiency of your fireplace when properly fitted. Not only does your chimney direct smoke out of your home, it also allows air in to fuel the fire. A properly sized chimney liner will allow the right amount of air in, increasing the efficiency of the burn. A chimney liner is also meant to protect the chimney from the corrosive materials in smoke. A chimney liner will protect the interior of your home by keeping excess heat from harming the walls and woodwork.. It’s easy to see how important keeping your chimney liner in working condition is. Trust Old Dominion Chimneys to take care of it!

Call Us Today

It’s never too soon to start thinking about having your chimney cleaned, and it’s important to hire the best company for the job. We are National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified, and take great pride in staying on top of all the latest technology and techniques. Give us a call today to get your appointment on the calendar!