Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County Services Odenton Chimneys
It feels like over the past handful of years, just about everything in Odenton is growing. Some figures say that there’s been as much as an 80 percent increase in the city’s population over the past decade — which is pretty attention-grabbing by any gauge. Job growth is on the upswing in Odenton, too, and it feels like new homes — particularly apartment communities — are popping up every day.
As neighbors — Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County is based right over in Millersville — we hope to help support Odenton newcomers as well as longtime residents by providing the most diligent, detailed chimney care you’ll find in our area. We service chimneys all around Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County and Howard County, and our company has been aiding clients with their chimney needs for more than 30 years. We’re dedicated to this area and its residents, and we want to do everything we can to make Odenton chimneys more efficient and as safe as possible.
New Homes, New Chimneys And New Needs
With so many newcomers in Odenton, we come across a lot of residents who are moving into new homes and caring for a fireplace and chimney system for the first time. Our aim, as your chimney care company, is to make that process as easy as possible for you. But for starters, there are a few key things to keep in mind:
Your Chimney Should Be Inspected Every Year
As CSIA-certified chimney professionals, Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County’s work is guided by The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 211, which was developed to maintain excellence in our industry and bolster the safety and efficiency of the chimneys we care for. In that standard, regular chimney inspections are outlined as key: “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances.” Over a season’s worth of use, problems and damage can develop in your chimney, and that annual inspection allows us to find and correct any small problems before they become big, expensive — and more importantly, dangerous — problems.
Your Chimney Should Be Swept Regularly
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, creosote develops and lines your flue each heating season you use it. Left untouched, that creosote can create a variety of problems, from flue blockage to a fire hazard. If your appliance burns gas, byproducts still build up on your flue, and acidic deposits can contribute to flue liner damage. Regular chimney sweeping allows us to remove any build-up, improving your chimney system’s draft and making it more efficient and more safe. It’s a key part of regular chimney maintenance with both short- and long-term benefits. Our recommendation is to schedule an annual sweeping to go along with your annual inspection.
New Chimneys, Historic Chimneys – We Do It All
Whether you live in a historic home with a historic chimney or a brand-new condo with a newly installed factory-built chimney system, we have the experience and know-how to provide the service you need. Just give Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County a call or click here to request an appointment online.