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Why Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimeny Sweeps
#1 Chimney Inspection Services in Missouri
Chimney inspections can prevent additional damage and detect problems. An annual chimney inspection is as important as an annual chimney cleaning. The Chimney Safety Institute of America is one of several national safety organizations that recommend having your chimney inspected annually.
At Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps, we offer detailed chimney inspection services. During an inspection, our team will look for oil soot or wood residue, while also checking for moisture or water damage that can cause chimney deterioration. We will also check if your chimney flue is sized properly since this is the leading cause of several damage to chimneys and walls.
Let our experts inspect your chimney so that you can be sure no dangers are hiding there. We have been in the industry since 1978, making us the trusted chimney cleaning company in Missouri. We proudly serve Warrensburg, Missouri, Sedalia, Missouri, Clinton, Missouri, Knob Noster, Missouri, Centerview, Missouri, Kingsville, Missouri, Leeton, Missouri, Lone Jack, Missouri, and Columbus, Missouri.
Chimney Inspections You Can Trust
Breakdowns in the chimney system are not always apparent, and a lot of homeowners make the mistake of thinking an unused fireplace is problem-free. One of the most dangerous situations is when homeowners haven’t used their fireplaces for years and assume that it’s ready to use.
The truth is, the deterioration of the chimney could have occurred since the last usage, or there could be a blockage in the system. These unseen problems can lead to a house fire or expose the household to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
When you call Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps for a chimney inspection, we will send a technician to your home to inspect the interior and exterior of your chimney. Our inspection report will let you know if the firebox, smoke chamber, flue pipes, and flue caps are in good condition.
Benefits of Regular Chimney Inspection
A chimney can cause problems if it doesn’t receive proper care from professionals and routine cleaning. Below are some of the benefits you can get from scheduling regular inspections for your chimney.
The leading threat to your chimney system is creosote. Creosote is the unburned wood energy that builds up because of poor venting and the burning of greenwood. Even with excellent venting and care, creosote can still develop inside your chimney.
This material is highly combustible and can cause a fire in the upper parts of your home, such as the second floor and the roof. If our inspector finds too much creosote accruing along with the interior of your chimney, it’s time for a thorough cleaning.
Finding Problems with Flue Dampers
You need to open the flue damper when you have a fire going to allow smoke to vent, and close it when the fireplace is not in use so heat from your home won’t escape.
If the flue damper is damaged, it may have trouble opening and closing. This will lead to improper venting. A chimney inspection can catch this and professionals know how to repair it.
Locating Issues with Flue Lining
The chimney lining, which is made from clay, ceramic, or refractory cement, is responsible for containing the combustion byproducts of the fireplace and properly venting them to the outside while protecting the rest of the chimney from fires or corrosion.
Damage to the flue lining can lead to fire and poor venting. A chimney inspection can locate places where the lining needs replacement.
Three Levels of Chimney Inspections
Below are the three levels of chimney inspections.
Level 1 Chimney Inspection
A Level 1 Chimney Inspection is needed for the following situations.
- The chimney performance hasn’t changed noticeably.
- The appliance and venting system has not changed.
- You simply need to be assured of the continued safe use of the chimney.
Level 1 Chimney Inspections should be done annually and are best scheduled at the same time as a chimney cleaning. The technician will examine the readily accessible interior and exterior parts of the chimney and chimney connection.
Level 2 Chimney Inspection
A Level 2 Chimney Inspection applies to the following conditions:
- You recently purchased a home, and you are not familiar with the condition of the chimney system.
- You plan to make modifications to your chimney or heating system.
- There was a recent fire in the chimney.
A Level 2 Chimney Inspection, in addition to including everything covered in Level 1, involves an in-depth inspection of the entire chimney system, along with the wood stove, furnace, or other appliance. All internal joints and surfaces will be looked at.
During a Level 2 Inspection, our team will use a special video camera to inspect the internal surface and all flue liners among other aspects. If during a Level 2 Chimney Inspection, we discover hazards that need to be further inspected by removing sections of your chimney, a Level 3 Chimney Inspection will be required.
Level 3 Chimney Inspection
Level 3 Chimney Inspections, which are very rare, involve everything in the first two levels plus the full investigation of potential deterioration in areas that are not readily accessible. Some parts of the heating system may need to be removed, such as bricks, metal flue pipes, masonry, chimney crowns, interior walls of the chimney, and more.
A Level 3 Chimney Inspection is required only when Level 1 and 2 inspections reveal a serious problem that requires immediate action.
Why Choose Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps?
We know it can be hard to find reliable chimney cleaning services these days. Some might say the whole idea is outdated. However, you can expect it from Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps.
Our professionals believe that courtesy is as important as great cleaning, and we show it with every service call with our customers.
We can sum up our cleaning philosophy pretty easily. Upon the completion of service, our customers will be healthier, with cleaner, safer, and more energy-efficient homes or businesses.
Certified, Licensed, and Insured
When you choose us, you get the peace of mind you deserve. We are fully insured, with all the relevant certifications and licenses for all of our services. We operate according to the latest industry standards for safety and efficiency, using modern equipment for the best results possible.
What You See is What You Get
Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps charges fair and competitive prices, without any last-minute surprises. We offer a video inspection of your ducts before we start so that we can show you exactly what it looks like now and explain everything that we’ll do. Finally, we will get your approval before we start the work.
Indoor Air Quality- Health
Our team is passionate about indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution can have negative effects on your health. Eliminating environmental pollutants such as VOCs, mold, and allergens can greatly improve indoor air quality.
There is a reason why you need a professional company to clean your air ducts. Only a professional company will take the time to do the necessary prep work properly, painstakingly sealing all the vents and registers beforehand to keep the air duct debris from contaminating your home. Furthermore, only a professional will have the professional equipment that scrubs every dust from the walls of the ducts and chimneys. Cleaning without using the proper equipment can actually increase indoor air pollution.
Comprehensive Services and Complete Cleaning Solution
Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps starts with your indoor air quality and chimney system efficiency, but it doesn’t end there. We also cover everything you need to live and work in a clean and healthy environment, and air ducts are only one part of that.
We offer a complete cleaning solution for all residential and commercial settings with chimney cleaning, chimney repair, chimney caps, chimney inspection, chimney relining, and furnace relining.
Long-Term Solutions at Prices You Can Afford
Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps offers honest and competitive prices for quality services. Our rates are neither the lowest nor the highest, just standard expenses for cleaning services that consistently exceed expectations.
100% Customer Satisfaction
Our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee is as simple as it gets. We promise you that you will be completely satisfied with our services. If in any way you are not satisfied with any of our services, just let us know and we will be happy to set things right.
Give Us a Call Today!
Are you ready to schedule your chimney cleaning service? Call us at (660) 747-7722 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Heritage Air Duct Cleaning & Chimney Sweeps proudly serve Warrensburg, Missouri, Sedalia, Missouri, Clinton, Missouri, Knob Noster, Missouri, Centerview, Missouri, Kingsville, Missouri, Leeton, Missouri, Lone Jack, Missouri, and Columbus, Missouri.