Did your annual inspection reveal that a sweeping is necessary before kicking off your burning season? If you have leaves, twigs, excess creosote, and other built up inside of your chimney, then having a CSIA certified team of experts clean everything out is important as you move into the colder months that are approaching.

Don’t let a dirty chimney cause dangerous and unpleasant issues this fall and winter. Rather, count on us from the very start! Winston’s Chimney Service is trained, experienced, and qualified to get the job done right. There’s a reason folks throughout Northern Virginia have continued to rely on us for the past 40 years – we always put the homeowner first! Call today to get your appointment on the books.

About The Sweeping ProcessWhat Happens During A Chimney Sweep - Northern Virginia - Winston's

If you’ve never had a sweeping done, you may not know what to expect. Well, we’re happy to give you a clear picture of what our team brings to the table! Many worry that their home will be left covered in soot and ash, but that’s far from the truth. Our staff is always very careful to keep your belongings protected and free from the mess typically associated with this type of work.

We have tarps and special vacuums that guarantee none of the things we sweep out end up in your living space. Once we have all this equipment set up, we’ll sweep the fireplace and chimney from the bottom all the way up to the top and, in some cases, we’ll go back over the space from the top down.

We have various tools we use in this process, from special brushes to high-powered vacuums, all of which ensure a job well done. These, combined with our specialized training from the CSIA ensure we won’t miss a thing, and that you’re left with a well-functioning and safer-to-use system this fall and winter.

Finally, we’ll inspect various aspects of your system to guarantee all is well before leaving you with our professional evaluation. Your damper, mortar, brickwork, chimney crown, and flue interior will all be looked over by our experts to ensure no damages are present and putting you at risk. If so, we’ll suggest which repair work would be best for the job, all of which our sweeps are trained to assist you with.

Dangers Of A Dirty Chimney

Build up in your chimney can prove to be very hazardous, especially when excess creosote is present. Clogs hinder air flow, causing smoke and fumes to back up into your home, and creosote is highly flammable meaning too much of it can lead to a chimney fire and lots of structural damage. When all is said and done, your risk of experiencing a house fire, gas leak, or carbon monoxide exposure will increase dramatically.

Chimney sweepings are an affordable investment, well worth the peace of mind you gain at the end of it all. All you have to do is make a simple phone call to our team, and we’ll handle the rest! Depending on your set-up, our team could be present from anywhere to a half hour to a couple hours. Once we’re through, you’ll be good to go, ready to enjoy your burning season the fullest.