Basically, there are two times of the year: when winter is coming, and when winter is here. No matter what month the calendar says as you’re reading this webpage, it’s probably a good time to think about your home’s chimney.
Houses around here in the Winchester, Virginia area, throughout Frederick County, and up and down the Blue Ridge are usually equipped with chimneys, adding not only to the overall beauty of our region but – with a fireplace or wood stove installed in the living room – providing a practical, effective way to heat our homes.
But, as is the case with any piece of equipment, a chimney installation requires regular inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and repair – by a trusted local chimney company who’s demonstrated they know how.
And in the chimney business, know-how is everything.
It takes a multi-faceted approach to providing the most comprehensive, thorough chimney services in Winchester. Depending upon the type of home you have, JCS can perform chimney cleaning either externally or internally, paying particular attention to the masonry of the fireplace (where dangerously flammable creosote can build up), the wood stove, and any other fuel-burning apparatus.
We use professional chimney sweeping equipment to remove the buildup of soot and creosote, sweeping the walls of the chimney clean of that nasty caked-on substance which represents a significant hazard of house fire.
In addition, we perform a basic inspection of the chimney, checking for any need of masonry repair, damper repair, cap or crown repair, or needed repair to any other installation on the chimney.
Call us to do a chimney sweep at least once a year to stay on top of your home’s chimney maintenance.
But don’t just take our word for it. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 211, a publication subtitled the “Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances,” serves in the United States as the national standard set of guidelines for the safe operation and maintenance of chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and solid-fuel appliances. And the NFPA 211 says homeowners should ensure their residential chimney and fireplace systems are cleaned and inspected for possibly necessary repair every 12 months.
Burning wood produces a multitude of byproducts, including heat, smoke, soot, ash, and creosote. Creosote is dark, sometimes crusty gunk that condenses out from the products of combusting wood. It collects along the walls of the chimney, and it needs to be cleaned out periodically for two very good reasons:
An inspection of your chimney can determine whether it’s time for chimney cleaning to get all the accumulated creosote out – and of course the experienced master chimney technicians of JCS Home Services of Winchester, Virginia, are ready to perform the cleaning, maintenance, repairs, and crown installation that’ll have your chimney in top shape come wintertime.
Got a chimney in Cross Junction? Own a wood stove in Winchester? Masonry fireplace in your home in Stephens City, Virginia? JCS is at your service!
Living and working for so many years around Winchester like we have, the folks at JCS have really gotten to know the people of Frederick County and the upper Blue Ridge Mountains. We like to think of Winchester as the real Northern Virginia.
That’s why we know that ordinary customer service won’t cut it. It’s gotta be extraordinary. Whether we’re doing a full chimney sweep, checking the integrity of a wood stove, performing damper repair, doing an installation of a new chimney crown, or filling in cracks in the fireplace masonry, the work JCS does is vital to the customers we provide service to . . . so our chimney services – from install to repair to sweeping – must be up to snuff every time, all the time.
JCS Home Services really and truly is your local hometown family-owned professional chimney cleaner. In fact, we’re much more than that: We’re full-fledged certified professional chimney technicians, providing top-notch chimney service to residential customers and businesses throughout the Blue Ridge.
For more than 10 years, JCS has been in the business of Chimney Services throughout the Winchester, Virginia area. We have customers in Cross Junction and Stephens City, Gore and Albin and Clear Brook VA. We’ve cultivated a well-earned reputation as highly respected professional chimney techs, able to install crowns, take care of damper repair and other chimney repairs, perform a multi-point inspection, and set the stage for your wood stove or fireplace to cast an amazing flame that’ll keep your family toasty warm – and keep the fire right where it is.
You don’t get to grow a chimney cleaning business in Winchester VA without having the best chimney sweeps ever to handle a broom. That’s the level of quality JCS demands from our employees – and they expect the same from themselves.
Go to Google or Yahoo or Bing or your favorite site to find things online. Type in “JCS Home Services Winchester VA.” The reviews you’ll see on that search results page will be full of stars and loaded with compliments from residential and business customers both – lauding JCS for our professionalism when performing tasks like chimney relining, damper repair, chimney cleaning, and a whole host of chimney services.
We work hard to earn those reviews. What’s more, our team of chimney techs is especially gratified when customers call us the following year to sweep the chimney, or perform repairs or install a new cap or crown. It means JCS has earned their trust enough to make them repeat customers – our favorite kind of customers.
Don’t face the winter months with an uncertain chimney status. Know it’s clean, in good repair, and ready to fire up with professional chimney sweep service from JCS.
It’s easy to make an appointment with the preeminent chimney sweep Winchester VA customers can work with. Just call our Winchester VA office at 540-254-5044 or email email@example.com and request a convenient visit from the premier professional chimney sweep doing business in Winchester: JCS Home Services.