Sometimes it’s a good idea to do what’s most convenient. You probably don’t want to drive a half-hour out of the way just to get a cup of coffee when there’s a convenience store just down the street. Most people wouldn’t drive past a grocery store that’s a block away from home to drive an hour away in order to get a few things for supper. But sometimes looking a little farther away from home isn’t a bad thing. When service is what you’re looking for, you need to make sure that you are getting the best in the business, no matter how far away that place might be. This is especially true when you’re talking about home repairs, and especially your chimney. Whether you’re looking for regular maintenance and cleaning or major repair work, you’ll want to find a company that can offer top quality service so that you can use your fireplace all winter long without any fear of chimney fires, leaks, or gases sneaking back into your home.

Hire Excellent Service

chimneys on a roofWhen it comes to excellent service, the company you’ll want taking care of your fireplace is Black Velvet Chimney. We have been in the business of working on fireplace and chimney systems for over thirty years, and our staff is Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) certified, which means we have access to the highest level of training and ongoing education in the chimney sweep industry. We take advantage of every educational opportunity possible and work hard to stay on top of all the regulations that apply to the standards set for the industry. It’s time for you to take advantage of our years of experience and our expertise to make sure that your chimney and fireplace are in top condition to keep your family safe and healthy all winter long.

Things We Can Do

Of course, the thing you think of first when you hire a chimney sweep service is having your chimney swept. When it comes to chimney inspection and cleaning, the pros at Black Velvet Chimney can do it all. We’ll look for nicks and cracks in your chimney liner, rust on your chimney cap, fractures in your chimney crown, and loose or torn flashing. If your dampers are sticky, we’ll find out and take care of it. If there are stains on your ceilings or walls, we’ll find the source of the leak and fix it up in no time at all. And of course, we’ll be looking for the amount of creosote build-up that you have in your chimney and we’ll make sure to take it down to nothing so that the chances of a chimney fire are all but eliminated. We’ll not only take care of the chimney cleaning and repairs, but we’ll also do it while making sure that your home looks just as good when we leave it as it did when we stepped in.

Not only can we take care of all your chimney cleaning and repairs, but we can also help if you’re looking to add a heating appliance to your home. We have a wide variety of any type of heating appliance you might be looking for, whether it’s wood-burning or gas. If you’re looking for inserts to add to an existing fireplace, gas logs to convert your wood-burning appliance into a gas burner, we can help you out. And if you’re looking for a pellet-burning appliance, we can help you out there, too. If you’re needing fireplace accessories for both usefulness and to add a distinctive look to your home, we have what you’re looking for there as well.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

It may not be a well-known fact, but another area that we excel at is dryer vent cleaning. Most homeowners think that just cleaning out the lint tray after every load or two of dried clothes is enough to keep your home and family safe. As important as it is to do that job, it’s not enough. Although your lint screen does a great job of catching most of the particles, there will be some that get through and, as they move through the dryer vents, these damp particles will stick to the sides of the vents, building into a thick layer that not only impedes the efficiency of your dryer but could also catch a spark and cause a devastating fire. We can come in and use our professional equipment to make sure that your dryer vents are completely cleared of this blanket of lint, eliminating the possibility of a dryer vent fire.

Clean Gutters

Now is the time to get those rain gutters cleaned out, right at the end of the fall season when leaves, twigs, and other debris could easily have left them full and clogged. It’s important that precipitation has a path to flow down and away from the foundation of your home so that basement leaks can be avoided. If your gutters are clogged, this flow isn’t going to happen. Let us come in and take the risks involved in standing on a tall ladder to get the leaves cleared out. Why put yourself at risk when the experts have the training and the tools to make the job an easy one?

Call Today

If you know it’s time to get any of these jobs done, don’t delay another day. And because these jobs are so important, don’t just go to the nearest store and hope for the best. Look beyond the nearest chimney sweep store to find the best chimney sweep company: Black Velvet Chimney. Don’t worry about the distance; you don’t have to come to us, we’ll come to you!