It’s vitally important that Alexandria homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and cleaned at least once each year – especially before the chilly winter months set in and you’re tempted to light a fire in that fireplace.
Chimney cleaning and fireplace cleaning is so important because dirty chimneys – the masonry caked with soot and creosote, the flue blocked by debris – are a very real safety threat to Alexandria homes.
Regular chimney sweeping means much more than standard house maintenance. Hiring top-notch, experienced professionals like JCS Home Services for your next chimney cleaning and fireplace cleaning project is like buying insurance against a possible chimney fire – and the potential for horrific damage such an event could cause.
Did you know that chimney fires can go undetected? It’s true. Your Alexandria house may have already experienced a chimney fire without you even realizing it. In fact, approximately 25,000 chimneys catch fire in American homes every year, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage – and, regrettably, sometimes costing lives too.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA.org) warns that the existence of creosote within the fireplace, flue, and chimney column is an indication that a chimney fire is eminently possible – or even that a chimney fire has already occurred.
Creosote is the accumulation of soot, unburned wood, and other detritus that cakes the interior walls of a chimney. It’s highly flammable – and it’s the primary reason why you should hire the chimney sweeps of JCS to perform a chimney inspection and chimney cleaning periodically (at least annually, if not more often).
Watch for these warning signs (and call JCS Home Services at 571-299-9389 right away for the inspections and repairs that prevent the unspeakable):
If you suspect any of these symptoms in your Alexandria house – or better yet, if you want to avoid seeing these danger signs altogether – then please make a chimney cleaning and chimney repair appointment with the professional rooftop chimney sweeps of JCS Home Services in Alexandria.
Like the CSIA says on its webpage about Chimney Fires, “Clean chimneys don’t catch fire.”
With over 15 years of experience as local chimney sweeps in Northern Virginia, JCS Home Services in Alexandria VA has become the go-to company for all sorts of chimney projects, including chimney cleaning, wood and gas fireplace cleaning, chimney repair, installation of chimney liners, and more.
Plus, every chimney service we perform comes with a complimentary Level One chimney inspection – so that we can help customers prevent terrible damage and costly repair to their home’s fireplace, flue, and all components of the chimney system.
It’s just part of the way we take great pride in our work and raise the standards among Alexandria chimney sweeps.
Wherever in Northern Virginia families need chimney and fireplace cleaning services, JCS is there.
We perform chimney inspection and chimney repairs in throughout all of Alexandria VA, visiting clients in Arlandria and Del Ray, Landmark and Potomac Yard. We also serve all of Fairfax County and Washington DC, earning a sterling reputation as the professional rooftop chimney sweeps and chimney repair experts customers trust most for affordable rates, convenient appointments, on-time arrivals, uniformed and background-checked techs, guaranteed repairs, and 5-star chimney and fireplace services.
Call us at 571-299-9389 to experience the JCS difference for yourself.
Our small company is something like a family, considering so many JCS chimney technicians have been with us for so long. So it’s only reasonable that our mission is to take pride in the chimney work we do every day – and take the best care of your family.
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So now you know the crucial importance of hiring professional chimney sweeps (at least once a year!) like your friends at JCS. It means a lot to the well-being of your fireplace and chimney system, not to mention all the people who live in the house.
Let us clean and repair your wood-burning or gas fireplace, chimney and chimney liners, then perform an in-depth chimney inspection in which our chimney sweeps review all areas around the chimney and fireplace, investigating for creosote buildup, water leaks, masonry cracks and more – all to determine whether more repairs might be warranted before the chill of a Mid-Atlantic winter takes full effect.
It’s easy to make an appointment with the chimney sweeps of JCS:
Do just a little more to take great care of your fireplaces and chimneys, and they’ll take care of you. Hire the best among all Alexandria chimney cleaning companies, and feel the tremendous difference JCS can make.