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Prevent Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Prevent Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, every year over 400 people across the United States die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Known as the “silent killer” carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas.
Carbon monoxide is harmful when breathed because it displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Large amounts of carbon monoxide can overcome you in minutes without warning—causing you to lose consciousness and suffocate.

Carbon monoxide is a common industrial hazard resulting from the incomplete burning of natural gas and any other material containing carbon such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood. It is also found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Infants, the elderly, people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO. Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.”

How Can You Prevent Carbon Monoxide in Your Home?
To ensure the safety of your home, the CDC had made the following recommendation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

• Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall.
• Have your heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
• Do not use portable flameless chemical heaters indoors.
• If you smell an odor from your gas refrigerator have an expert service it. An odor from your gas refrigerator can mean it could be leaking CO.
• Make sure your gas appliances are vented properly.
• Have your chimney checked or cleaned every year. Chimneys can be blocked by debris. This can cause carbon monoxide to build up inside your home or cabin.
• Never patch a vent pipe with tape or other materials. This kind of patch can make CO build up in your home.
• Never use a gas range or oven for heating. Using a gas range or oven for heating can cause a buildup of CO inside your home, cabin, or camper.
• Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal gives off CO.
• Never use a portable gas camp stove indoors.
• Never use a generator inside your home, basement, or garage or less than 20 feet from any window, door, or vent.

Remember that a chimney that is properly maintained and cleaned regularly – will work safely, effectively and efficiently. To ensure that your chimney is working effectively and safely, you should always have your chimney and fireplace checked and cleaned at least once a year by a professional. It is important to have a reputable and experienced chimney sweep properly inspect your chimney to ensure the safety of your home and most importantly, your family.
Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer complete chimney cleaning and maintenance services that include high powered vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention and carbon monoxide inspections. Contact Pro-tech Chimney Sweeps at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to ensure the safety of your home.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Chimney

Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Chimney

After a harsh winter on Long Island that has lasted through the end of March, spring will hopefully be upon us soon! If you are ready to close up your fireplace for the season and head outside to your backyard fire pit, there a few things that you should take care of before you leave your fireplace and chimney behind.

Following are some recommendations for keeping your chimney clean and safe after the long winter and some tips to ensure it will be in great condition when the colder months of autumn roll around once again.
Inspect Your Chimney or Fireplace for Cracks or Damage

Cracks can cause venting problems and become a safety hazard. An annual inspection can detect any dangerous cracks or leaks and they can be addressed or repaired immediately.
Check for Animal Nests or Debris

In the cold winter months, small animals may have moved into your chimney. Animal nests or branches and leaves from trees can cause blockages. If detected, these items should be removed to eliminate the possibility of damage and possible carbon monoxide leakage.
Check for Creosite and Soot Build Up

Every time you use your fireplace a tar-like substance known as creosite is formed. Creosite is highly flammable and becomes more difficult and expensive to clean, the longer it builds up inside the lining of the chimney. Because it is highly combustible, if it builds up in sufficient quantities and the internal flue temperature is high enough, it may start a chimney fire.

Have Your Chimney Cleaned by a Professional
Routine maintenance services should include a complete chimney inspection as well as the removal of any hazardous or combustible creosite and eliminating any accumulation of soot, dirt and debris. Keep in mind that the National Fire Protection Association recommends that that you have your chimney cleaned and inspected at least once a year or even more frequently if you have a fireplace or wood burning appliance that you use frequently.

Remember that a chimney that is properly maintained and cleaned regularly – will work safely, effectively and efficiently. After the cold winter months, a chimney cleaning, inspection and maintenance appointment should be scheduled at the first sign of spring.
Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer complete chimney cleaning services that include high powered vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention inspections and maintenance services. Contact Protech Chimney Sweeps today at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to schedule a chimney cleaning service and ensure the safety of your home.

Spring Cleaning for Your Home and Your Chimney!

Smiley faceSpring Cleaning for Your Home and Your Chimney!

With the harsh weather of the winter hopefully behind us, it’s time to think about warm weather, getting outside and spring cleaning for your home. It’s time to clean the dust, dirt and build-up that the winter has left behind, but don’t forget – that also includes your chimney.

Many homeowners have enjoyed their fireplaces all winter long – which is a great thing. Keep in mind that you if had a fire going every cold weekend since last November –your fireplace is full of ashes, soot and other possible toxic substances that have been left behind. So it’s important to remember that your chimney also needs a spring cleaning. When you are washing your windows and giving your house a thorough cleaning after the cold winter months – schedule a spring cleaning for your chimney as well.

According to the CSIA, the national safety standard explains that “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.” Having your chimney cleaned and inspected not only ensures a clean and working fireplace and/or chimney; it protects the safety of your home and family.

Call a reputable chimney company to give your chimney and fireplace a thorough cleaning. A proper chimney cleaning service should be performed by a certified technician that not only cleans your chimney, but also performs a thorough maintenance check to ensure safe and proper performance. In addition, proper care and maintenance of chimneys, woodstoves, and fireplaces can help protect your home from unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisonings. A professional chimney sweep should also be knowledgeable about building codes, trained to recognize any deterioration or venting problems and be able to advise you regarding any problems and the condition of your chimney.
Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer thorough chimney cleaning services that include:

• Removing hazardous or combustible creosote
• Eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems
• Removing any trapped animals, nests or leaves
• High powered vacuuming of the entire system
• Fire prevention inspections and maintenance services

In addition to keeping your chimney clean and running efficiently, safety should always be an important consideration in the maintenance of your chimney. While chimney professionals can advise you regarding safety concerns, you should always take precautions and follow all safety regulations as an informed homeowner.

This year, when the weather starts to get warmer and the days last a little longer, schedule a service for your chimney. Be sure to have your chimney cleaned by an experienced chimney professional like Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps. Call us in Nassau County at 516-284-1295 or in Suffolk County at 631-806-8550 to schedule your spring chimney cleaning today.

Maintenance is Key for a Safe and Properly Functioning Chimney

Maintenance is Key for a Safe and Properly Functioning Chimney

To ensure that your chimney is functioning efficiently, effectively and most importantly – safely, you schedule routine maintenance services at least once a year. During the cold winter months your chimney is working overtime to filter out soot, smoke and other carcinogens from your home. So at least once a year – either before or after the winter season, you should have your chimney cleaned, serviced and inspected.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends that that you clean your chimney at least once a year or even more frequently if you have a fireplace or wood burning appliance that you use frequently. Their standard states, “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.” This national safety standard is the correct way to approach the maintenance of your chimney.
If you have a fireplace, every time you use it, a substance called creosite can build up. Creosite is highly flammable and becomes more difficult and expensive to clean, the longer it builds up inside the flue lining of the chimney. In addition, because it is highly combustible, if it builds up in sufficient quantities and the internal flue temperature is high enough, the unfortunate result could be a chimney fire. Routine maintenance services include the removal of any hazardous or combustible creosite and eliminating any accumulation of soot, dirt and debris.

Your chimney (and fireplace) should also be inspected for any cracks or damage. Cracks can cause venting problems and become a safety hazard. An annual inspection can detect any dangerous cracks or leaks and they can be addressed or repaired immediately. Your chimney will also be inspected for any animal nests or debris that can cause blockages. If detected, these items will be removed to eliminate the possibility of damage and possible carbon monoxide leakage. Complete maintenance services should include a thorough inspection and cleaning service of your chimney and fireplace (if applicable).

A chimney that is properly maintained and cleaned regularly – will work safely, effectively and efficiently. To ensure that your chimney is working effectively and safely, you should always have your chimney and fireplace checked and cleaned at least once a year by a professional. It is important to have a reputable and experienced chimney sweep properly inspect your chimney to ensure the safety of your home and most importantly, your family.
Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer complete chimney cleaning services that include high powered vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention inspections and maintenance services. After the cold winter weather fades away, contact Pro-tech Chimney Sweeps at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to schedule a chimney inspection and maintenance service.

Keep Your Chimney Clear of Tree Branches and Debris

Keep Your Chimney Clear of Tree Branches and Debris

Overgrown trees can damage roofs, block chimneys, disrupt power lines or even allow a passageway for animals and insects to enter your home. A tree limb that overhangs your home in the winter months can become dangerous when it is covered with heavy snow. Often these frozen limbs can snap and damage power lines, roofs, or even break windows! If your chimney is blocked by a tree branch or debris that has fallen into your chimney, it can create numerous problems and also be dangerous. Common problems that can be caused by overgrown tree limbs that hang over your home may include:

Chimney Blockages
A chimney blockage can create a dangerous situation in your home. An overgrown tree branch may block the top of your chimney, preventing smoke and carcinogens from exiting the house. Smoke and gases that build up within the home can produce carbon monoxide. This deadly and odorless gas can accumulate to dangerous levels when a blocked chimney or flue prevents the gases from properly venting out and away from the home. If small twigs, branches or leaves fall into the chimney, this debris can fall directly into the flue, creating a risk of fire or blocking the flue as well, causing smoke and gas to back up into your home.

Chimney Damage
A falling branch or tree limb may damage your chimney causing cracks in the structure or bricks to fall off or decay. A damaged chimney will not properly vent smoke and gas which can also cause carbon monoxide to build up within your home. In addition to harboring harmful gases, a damaged chimney can be costly to repair.

Animal Entry
Trees that hang over your roof or the chimney can give small animals like squirrels and raccoons direct access to your chimney. In the spring or summer, overgrown and rotted tree limbs may carry swarms of insects that can get into your home. Trimming branches and limbs away from the chimney – as well as the rest of the roof, can make it more difficult for animals to gain access to the chimney. If you install a chimney cap – this can also help keep animals out of your chimney structure.

Drafting Issues
Limbs or trees that are too close to the chimney can cause drafting issues and problems with your fireplace. The chimney needs to be able to draw in enough air to properly feed the fire and draft smoke and gas out. If limbs are too close to the chimney – the air cannot circulate properly.
The best way to protect your chimney and your home is to trim or prune any branches that are too close to your home or hanging over your roof or chimney. It is a wise choice to remove any overgrown trees or tree limbs and branches before they become dangerous or cause problems to your chimney and home. Keep your home and family safe with well pruned trees around your home.

Santa’s Not the Only One to Come Down Your Chimney!

Safety Santa’s Not the Only One to Come Down Your Chimney!

During the cold months of winter, your fireplace becomes a warm and cozy haven for your family. Many frosty nights are sure to be spent warming up by the fire in the comfort of your home. But did you know that a warm chimney attracts more than the people in the house below?

In the bitter cold winter months, warm chimneys can attract small animals like birds, squirrels and raccoons. These animals may be looking for a warm and snug place to wait out the cold and stormy weather of winter.

Unfortunately, this can mean trouble (and even danger) for a homeowner. If the flue is open, animals may venture down the chimney into your home or an animal’s nest may block toxic fumes from exiting the chimney and end up in the house. Creosite and soot may build up leaving a messy, black residue on walls and furniture and this lack of ventilation can actually be dangerous. Carbon monoxide, a product of combustion, can cause death when inhaled in high enough concentrations.

So how do you ensure that animals will not enter your chimney or your home? The easiest way to prevent animals from entering your home through the chimney is to keep the flue to the fireplace closed any time that you are not lighting a fire. The other smart move is installing a chimney cap. A simple metal chimney cap with mesh siding can prevent animals from entering your chimney. In addition to preventing animals from entering the chimney, a chimney cap can also keep the moisture out, and protect the roof from burning embers which can start a house fire.

If you do not have chimney cap and an animal has made it into your chimney but hopefully not into your home – what can you do? You should not attempt to remove the animal yourself. The ASPCA recommends that you hire an experienced professional to have the animal humanely removed from your chimney. The experienced staff at Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps can safely remove any unwanted animals or critters from your chimney. They can also remove any nest or animal debris and install a chimney cap to prevent any animals from entering your chimney in the future.
You should also have your chimney inspected and properly serviced at least once a year.

During the inspection, any unwanted animals or nests that are found can be safely removed and your chimney can be properly cleaned to ensure that it functions safely and effectively. Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer complete chimney cleaning services that include high powered vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention inspections and maintenance services.

This winter install a chimney cap and have your chimney inspected, so the only thing coming down your chimney will be Santa Claus! If you have an animal stuck in your chimney, you need a chimney cap installed or you want to schedule an annual chimney inspection, call the chimney experts at Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295.

Maintenance Tips for Your Gas Fireplace

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Safety Tips for Your Chimney and Fireplace

Gas fireplaces are a convenient and much cleaner way to enjoy a warm fire in your home during the cold winter months. You don’t need to worry about wood or any mess and the beautiful flames appear in the fireplace with the simple click of a switch or remote!

According to This Old House.com, “There’s only one thing better than a roaring fire on a wintry night: a roaring fire that needs no tending, requires minimal cleanup, and doesn’t leave the rest of the house freezing cold. That’s what you get with today’s gas fireplaces.”

While these attractive appliances require very little maintenance, you should always make sure that your gas fireplace is working effectively and efficiently. Following are a few tips and troubleshooting suggestions that can help you address any concerns that you may have so that you can continue to enjoy your gas fireplace for years to come.

Soot
A gas fireplace should never produce soot. If soot has accumulated make sure that the fireplace is properly vented and make sure that the chimney is not obstructed by leaves, debris or the nest of an animal. Make sure the combustion screen is free and clear of soot and that the embers and logs are aligned according to instructions.

Pilot Light
The pilot light is the small flame that ignites the gas fireplace burner. If you have no flames in your fireplace, the pilot light may be off. First make sure that the gas valve on the fireplace is open and if it is not, switch it to the “on” position and then light the pilot according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Dirty or Cloudy Glass Doors
Sometimes the glass doors on gas fireplaces can develop a cloudy white appearance over time. This results in the fire becoming more difficult to see. There is no need to replace the glass. There are gas fireplace glass cleaners available. Use only these types of cleaners to effectively remove the calcium deposits on the glass. They also create a protective coating which helps to prevent future buildup.

Strange Odors
A gas fireplace should not produce smoke or odors, but its flames do create pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen and sulfur oxides. Vented fireplaces send these emissions outside, however if you notice a smell there may be a cause. If the glass on the gas fireplace door is improperly sealed, the result could be that odors are released into your home. Sometimes objects placed around the fireplace on the floor or mantelpiece can cause odors when heated. If you think that this may be the possible cause, remove the objects one at a time to see if there is no longer an odor when one of them is removed. If you do smell raw gas however, (which can smell like sulfur) always be safe and call the fire department and your gas provider.

If you are still concerned with any issues regarding your gas fireplace, you should contact a chimney professional to ensure the safety of your home and your family. Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer complete fireplace and chimney maintenance, cleaning and repair services. They can thoroughly inspect your fireplace and address any of your concerns.

Contact Protech Chimney Sweeps today at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to inspect your gas fireplace and ensure the safety of your home.

Safety Tips for Your Chimney and Fireplace

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Safety Tips for Your Chimney and Fireplace

Fireplaces and chimneys are more than just works of design and masonry; they are a part of the heating system in your home, which must effectively exhaust fumes from your fireplace, furnace and water heater.
According to Home Advisor.com, “Relatively minor but regular maintenance efforts can help your chimney operate safely for an indefinite period of time.” Regular chimney maintenance and proper cleaning are key steps to keeping your family safe and warm, especially as the temperatures drop. In addition to having your chimney and fireplace inspected and serviced at least once a year by a professional, there are some basic safety tips that you can follow to keep your home and your family safe.

For Fireplaces:
• Keep the area in front of the fireplace clear of paper and debris. Always keep any holiday decorations (like those hanging Christmas stockings) at a safe distance from the fireplace.
• A glass door on a fireplace can protect your home from sparks and embers that cause the fire to spread outside the fireplace. If your fireplace does not have a glass door, use a wire mesh screen.
• Use seasoned hardwoods that have been split for six months to a year. “Green” wood and even pine from your Christmas tree can create more creosote.
• Don’t burn too much wood at one time. If you try to burn too much wood, the chimney can crack and additional creosote can build-up. Burn wood on a grate placed near the back of the fireplace.
• Don’t throw wrapping paper, boxes or trash into the fireplace. Often these items are coated with harsh chemicals that can be released into the air.
For Chimneys
Install a chimney cap. A chimney cap is a small metal or wire mesh box that is installed on the top of a chimney. It has wire mesh along the sides that will keep out rain and snow, birds and small animals.
• Always keep the area near the top of the chimney clear. If you have trees that hang over the house near the chimney, make sure that branches and leaves are at least fifteen feet away. A blocked chimney can cause dangerous fumes and even carbon monoxide to build up in your home.
• Always inspect your chimney (and fireplace) for any cracks or damage. Cracks can cause venting problems and become a safety hazard. If cracks are detected, call a professional to repair the damage.

It is also important to have both fire alarms (smoke detectors) and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Replace the batteries each season and test the detectors regularly. If the detector is more than ten years old, replace it.

In addition to following these simple safety tips, a proper chimney inspection and annual cleaning service can ensure the soundness of your home and the safety of your family. Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer comprehensive chimney cleaning services that include vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention inspections and maintenance services. Call Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps today at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to schedule a chimney maintenance service and ensure the safety of your home.

Five Reasons to Have Your Chimney Inspected At Least Once a Year

How Do I keep My Fireplace CleanAutumn is the Ideal Time for a Chimney Inspection
Homeowners are strongly advised to have their chimney inspected at least once a year. If you have a fireplace or wood burning appliance that you use frequently, it is recommended that you schedule an inspection and a cleaning on an annual basis (at the very least). If you are still not convinced, following are five very good reasons to consider.

A Dirty Chimney Can Be a Safety Hazard
If you have a fireplace or a wood burning stove, your chimney is designed to expel the by-products of combustion. These include smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar and assorted minerals. As these substances exit the fireplace or wood stove and flow up into the chimney, a residue known as creosote sticks to the inner walls of the chimney. Creosote is highly combustible. If it builds up in sufficient quantities and the internal flue temperature is high enough, the unfortunate result could be a chimney fire.

Carbon Monoxide May Leak Into Your Home
Many people die every year because of undetected problems with fuel burning appliances, stoves or fireplaces. Carbon monoxide is produced whenever gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned and levels can increase if your chimney is not functioning properly. This odorless gas can accumulate to dangerous levels when a blocked chimney or flue prevents the gases from properly venting out and away from the home. While carbon monoxide detectors can be effective in alarming homeowners to unsafe levels of this odorless, colorless gas – make sure that your venting systems are inspected and working safely and efficiently at all times.

Weather Can Damage Your Chimney
High winds can be very dangerous to the structure of your chimney. A malfunctioning wind draft can cause your chimney to work improperly. Over time water damage from rain and snow can destroy the stone and masonry materials of your chimney. These materials can deteriorate and cause additional damage if not detected and repaired through an annual inspection.

Animals and Nests
Small animals such as birds, squirrels or raccoons often make their nests close to or inside of the chimney flue. These nests can cause blockages and poor drafts resulting in damage and possible carbon monoxide leakage.

It’s Recommended by the Experts
Both the National Fire Protection Association and the Chimney Safety Institute of America recommend an annual chimney cleaning and inspection. These credible organizations back up their recommendations with research that shows annual chimney inspections are important safety measures. The NFPA explains that during the inspection, “Your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. The technician should be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician should also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.”

A chimney that is properly maintained and cleaned regularly – will work safely, effectively and efficiently. Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer complete chimney cleaning services that include high powered vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention inspections and maintenance services. Contact Protech Chimney Sweeps today at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to schedule a chimney cleaning service and ensure the safety of your home.

Autumn is the Ideal Time for a Chimney Inspection

How Do I keep My Fireplace CleanAutumn is the Ideal Time for a Chimney Inspection

After Labor Day on Long Island, when we start to put away all the outdoor furniture and cover our swimming pools, we think about preparing for the colder months to come. We may winterize our cars, put the storm windows in the house and make sure our heating system is working properly; but how about the chimney? As the leaves begin to change color and the crisp season of autumn approaches, it’s a good time to schedule your annual chimney inspection.

Homeowners are strongly advised to have their chimney inspected at least once a year. If you have a fireplace or wood burning appliance that you use frequently, it is recommended that you schedule at least two inspections per year. If you have neglected to do this – a good time to prepare is before the weather gets colder and you begin to use your fireplace and furnace for heat.

Even if you think that your chimney is in excellent condition, you need to be sure that there is no creosote buildup. Keep in mind that creosite is formed every time you use your fireplace. Creosote is highly flammable and becomes more difficult and expensive to clean, the longer it builds up inside the flue lining of the chimney. You also must make sure that all of your venting systems (including your chimney) are working properly. If vents are blocked or not functioning properly, carbon monoxide may build up in your home. And while carbon monoxide detectors are effective in alarming homeowners to unsafe levels of this odorless, colorless gas – make sure that your venting systems are inspected and working safely and efficiently at all times.

Both the National Fire Protection Association and the Chimney Safety Institute of America recommend an annual chimney cleaning and inspection. These highly credible organizations back up their recommendations with research that shows annual chimney inspections are important safety measures. The National Fire Protection Association explains that during the inspection, “Your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. The technician should be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician should also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.”

Your chimney should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year. A proper chimney inspection and annual cleaning service can ensure the soundness of your home and the safety of your family.
Hire a reputable and experienced chimney sweep to properly maintain your chimney and ensure the safety of your home.

Pro-Tech Chimney Sweeps offer comprehensive chimney cleaning services that include high powered vacuuming of your entire system, removing hazardous or combustible creosote, eliminating any accumulation of soot from coal and oil systems and thorough fire prevention inspections and maintenance services. Call Protech Chimney Sweeps today at 631-806-8550 or 516-284-1295 to schedule a chimney inspection and ensure the safety of your home.