Also known as chimney cleanings, fireplace sweeps, or fireplace cleanings. Fireplace
chimney sweeps are primarily for integrity purposes, cleaning, and obstruction
free assurance. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) code 211 says,
"Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for
soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance,
and repairs shall be done if necessary." Annual inspection with a fireplace chimney
sweep as required. This is the National safety standard!
Integrity purposes - A Chimney Sweep Tech
can visually look up the chimney & down the
chimney, but cannot climb inside it to test the
integrity of your firewalls within. If when pushing
the chimney rods and brushes through your
chimney system (chimney sweeping), pieces of
shaling fire clay tile, fire clay tile joints, or brick
come down, you then know there is an integrity
& worthiness issue at the point in which debris
begins to fall. This is a must know for
continuous safe venting!
Cleaning - Creosote, also known as soot, is a
natural byproduct of burning wood. As the
smoke goes up your fireplace chimney,
creosote clings to the inner walls of your
chimney. Creosote is highly flammable and
causes chimney fires. Removal of creosote (a
fireplace chimney sweep) is imperative for
continuous safe use. Standard and mechanical
According to the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) your fireplace chimney
system should be inspected annually, cleaned, and repaired whenever needed.
Regular chimney sweeps save lives, clean chimneys don't catch fire!
Call DME Maintenance today for a fireplace chimney sweep & enjoy safe burning
Need to Know:
Upon arrival we inspect your chimney.
What we look for...
1. Areas water may be entering the chimney
(missing cap, cracked crown, & loose bricks).
2. Potential exhaust leakage (cracked, or
misaligned flues, cracked furnace cement).
In most of these cases DME will only perform
a flue sweep after needed repairs are
fireplace chimney sweeps address
your flue liner, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, damper, and firebox.
DME provides no mess chimney sweeps!
Obstruction free assurance - Some of the many causes of a fireplace chimney
blockage include bird, squirrel, and raccoon nesting/debris/feces - excessive
creosote accumulation - a collapsed chimney liner - creosote bridging. Fireplace
chimney sweeps alone will not remove most blockages.
Call 516 578-7471