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Everyone appears to be a DIY expert in today’s internet era. They are keen to take on complex projects, repairs, and renovations without sufficient training or competence. It’s convenient to be so clever, and it also saves you money in the short run. But not everything is designed to be done on your own.
Cleaning your fireplace and chimney isn’t the same as cleaning your garage, as they’re dangerous and difficult to access. It’s easy to believe that watching a video will teach you everything you need to know, but in reality, it takes years of training, a lot of safety gear, and the right professional tools and materials to get the job done.
Here’s why you should never clean your chimney on your own and hire professionals instead.
A single web article will not be able to teach you how to sweep a chimney. Professionals with training and certificates have gained personal knowledge, honed sweeping techniques and processes, and can remove all debris, residue, soot, and other trapped components from your chimney.
They know how to brush, wipe, and clean areas of your chimney to remove hazardous creosote build-up while leaving no residue.
It makes all the difference in the world if you have a certification and a work permit. Professional cleaners understand both the theory and the practical application while also being insured to clean.
They also have access to tools, equipment, and cleaning supplies that ordinary people would be unable to afford. They have protective equipment such as helmets, masks, coveralls, and professional-grade ladders to keep them safe. Doing the job yourself is not worth the hefty price of equipment and supplies.
This is a significant benefit; homeowners and novice cleaners will likely spend hours cleaning and still not get the job done correctly.
The fact that chimney cleaning can be messy is a huge issue. Soot and ash trapped in your chimney can leak into your home, ruining furniture, flooring, and other surfaces.
Therefore, it’s not worth the risk. A professional will ensure the task is hassle-free and not messy. They cover the place well with professional covers to prevent the ash and soot from spreading across your house.
Of course, when a professional is on the job, the chance of injury is lowered. They’re used to working at heights and carrying out physically demanding jobs like this. It’s something they do daily.
Creative Masonry & Chimney offers comprehensive chimney services that include chimney cleaning, sweeping, and rebuilding. We serve various areas in Connecticut, including Granby, Bloomfield, Simsbury, Avon, West Hartford, Farmington, and Bristol.
Contact us for more details.