Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping

Experienced chimney sweeping and fireplace cleaning in Peterborough, Port Perry, Oshawa, and Ajax.

Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping Service

Routine chimney cleaning is essential for ensuring the safe operation of fireplaces and wood burning stoves year-round. Having your chimney swept helps ensure safe, healthy air quality in your home by promoting clean, efficient air flow.

With each chimney sweep your chimney and fireplace will be cleaned to remove any soot and creosote buildup. During the cleaning process we will verbally let you know if there is a visible safety concern and offer any suggestions for repair.  Please note that this cannot be deemed as a full WETT inspection.

Stay Safe, Book a Chimney Cleaning Today!

Chimneys and fireplaces need to be regularly cleaned. Please note that even with regular chimney cleaning, chimney fires can occur. Plastics, painted wood and packing material (cardboard) should never be burned in a wood heater.

When you have a fire in your fireplace, potentially dangerous gases are drawn up through the chimney by a draft. If there are any obstructions interfering with your chimney’s airflow, there may not be enough draft to safely remove these poisonous gases.

Over time, normal use of your fireplace results in the accumulation of creosote (which is flammable). We use specific tools designed to remove creosote from your chimney and fireplace, as well as other debris including soot and ashes.

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How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?

It depends on whether you have a fireplace, wood stove, furnace or pellet stove. It also depends on how often it is used and whether it is used for primary, secondary or casually.

The moisture content and quality of your wood or pellets will also weigh in to the decision. The type of chimney and vent connector that services the wood stove, furnace or pellet stove is also a determining factor.

The best way to have this question answered is to call and talk to a technician that will go through all of these factors of consideration. If you are new to wood burning or do not know the last time it was professionally cleaned, it is a good idea to schedule a cleaning and have it assessed for use.

The best suggestion is to call the following spring to schedule a follow up cleaning so that the technician can see how much creosote there is in the chimney.