Also known as furnace flue cleanings, chimney liner sweeps, or furnace chimney
cleanings. Furnace chimney sweeps are primarily for integrity purposes,
cleaning, and obstruction free assurance. Your gas burning units emit carbon
monoxide and deposits to the atmosphere through your furnace chimney flue. DME
Chimney sweeping, with an inspection, removes these corrosive deposits and
ensures safe & efficient exhaust escape from your home (carbon monoxide).
Each year around 10,000 cases of carbon monoxide-related injuries are
diagnosed. Because the symptoms of prolonged, low-level carbon monoxide
poisoning mimic the symptoms of common winter ailments (headaches, nausea,
dizziness, fatigue, even seasonal depression), many cases are not detected until
permanent, subtle damage to the brain, heart, other organs and tissues has
occurred. The difficulty of diagnosis also means that the number of people affected
may be even higher. Schedule chimney sweeps once a year!
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 chimney sweeping as
required. This is the National safety standard!
According to the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) your chimney system
should be inspected annually, cleaned, and repaired whenever needed. Regular
chimney sweeps save lives, clean chimneys don't catch fire!
Call DME today for your annual cleaning & inspection.
Don't become a statistic!
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 - The chimney liner of your gas
furnace, boiler, or water heater can
deteriorate and fail (all unseen), causing
carbon monoxide poisoning, soot blow-back
and major clean-up expenses. DME
provides no mess chimney sweeps!
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
Obstruction free assurance - Some of the many causes of a chimney blockage
include collapsed liners - bird, squirrel, raccoon nesting/debris/feces, or years of
neglect resulting in packed soot blockages usually found at the base of the furnace
chimney. A blocked chimney will force the carbon monoxide exhaust back into your
home. Chimney sweeps alone will not remove these types of blockages.
Hundreds of people are known to die each year from carbon monoxide
poisoning caused by problems in the venting - out of their homes - of toxic gases
produced by their heating systems (carbon monoxide). Regular chimney sweeps
can save lives.
Call 516 578-7471