We offer a full range of the chimney cleaning Fairfax VA services that you need to keep your chimney and fireplace in good working order and avoid safety hazards. JCS Home Services provides professional cleaning services for chimneys, gutters and drier vents, as well as related services like inspections and repairs. Keeping your fireplaces clean is important in avoiding the risk of fire as well as toxic fume buildup in your home.
Chimneys should be inspected and cleaned once a year, with repairs performed as needed. Fireplace inserts and freestanding woodstoves should be inspected every year and cleaned as necessary. Open fireplaces should be cleaned every two to three years or after every cord of wood burnt. Cleaning should also take place when a thick layer of soot (around an eighth of an inch) and creosote started to build up. We offer reputable Fairfax chimney cleaning services and serve customers in all of Northern Virginia.
The ideal time is before you start using your fireplace again regularly. Summer or early fall would be a good time to have an inspection and cleaning done. Don’t wait until next year to have cleaning done since a dirty fireplace represents a potential safety hazard. Before you start up your fireplace once the weather starts to change, call us for an inspection. We can perform inspections all year long.
It depends on the type of fireplace that you have. In general, it takes an average of an hour to complete, including setting up the equipment, the actual cleaning itself and the reloading of the equipment back on our truck. We try to ensure that the process is finished as quickly and as efficiently as possible, with minimal mess.
Woodstove inserts may take a little longer, up to three hours depending on how frequently it is used, the way it is run and the kind of wood burned. Pre-fabricated fireplaces, however, may take as little as forty-five minutes to clean.
In addition to chimney cleaning Fairfax VA, we also offer level one and level two chimney inspections as well as installation and replacement of chimney crowns and chimney caps.
Level One inspections are conducted on a purely visual basis. We will examine the readily accessible areas of the fireplace with a flashlight, such as the outer and inner hearth, the smoke chamber, throat, flue, firebox and exterior of the chimney. We include these inspections as part of all our chimney cleaning services.
Level Two inspections are more comprehensive and performed with video equipment. The inspection will help detect gaps and cracks that are not readily identifiable with the naked eye. It also comes with a full written report detailing our findings.
Chimney caps and crowns help protect the chimney from inclement weather such as snow, rain and sleet.
Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our chimney cleaning Fairfax VA services as well as the discounts we offer!