When you are looking to get a job done, you hire the best. Repair and inspection work are especially critical and meticulous, so why settle for less than the best. When it comes to hiring a chimney sweep, not all chimney sweeps are created equal. At Black Velvet Chimney, our sweeps have years of experience repairing and inspecting chimneys of all kinds, and we are here to help!
Dangers of a dirty chimney
It’s common knowledge that you need to have your fireplace cleaned yearly, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This is in part because creosote builds up fast with regular use of your fireplace. When you burn wood, chemicals are released that condense on the interior of your chimney to form creosote. Since creosote is highly flammable, it can threaten the safety of your chimney and home.
If there’s even an eighth of an inch of it, this can easily catch a spark or ember to start a chimney fire. We urge homeowners to get a chimney inspection and cleaning regularly to keep the creosote level at bay. If you live in the Dallas area, the best professionals to hire for your chimney needs is Black Velvet Chimney.
Things to look for
When you’re ready to hire a chimney sweep, there are many important things to look for. One of those is certifications. At Black Velvet Chimney, we know the importance of being certified by respected organizations in the chimney sweep business. The top certification in the business is Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certification.
We are also certified by the Certified Chimney Professionals Association (CCPA), which offers additional training and testing to show that we have the knowledge on all regulations, practices, and codes of a certified chimney professional. We are also members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). This gives us additional educational and training. It also gives us the opportunity to attend a yearly convention where we learn from other members about the latest techniques and technologies in the chimney sweep business.
We take the responsibility of caring for your chimney very seriously, and we make sure all our certifications are up-to-date. An additional sign of our commitment to excellence is the award of an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). When you’re looking for a chimney sweep and want top quality service, knowledge, and a commitment to excellence, give Black Velvet Chimney a call. We’re dedicated to making sure that your chimney sweep experience is the best!