If you have any questions of The PA Guild of Chimney Sweeps, here you will find helpful information for homeowners and chimney sweeps alike!
This area of our website is dedicated to homeowners looking for more information about chimneys, chimney sweeping and health and safety information.
This site will help you to find a professional chimney sweep in Pennsylvania who will be able to offer you advice about your chimney. Like most things, your chimney needs regular maintenance to keep it working. Sometimes you may experience a venting problem; for example, smoke entering your home. This web site will assist you in finding a professional chimney sweep to help with your problem. Check our member list.
If you're a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps, this is your web site! Look here to find important information about events of interest to you and our profession. You're a chimney sweep but not a member of the Guild? You've come to the right place. Take a look at our mission statement and membership information. Find out how our seminars can help you to become better at what you do and how the Guild can help your business to grow.
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What is a chimney sweep?
A chimney sweep or chimney cleaning should be a regular part of your home maintainence routine. Having your chimney swept is a vital process to protect your home from the possibility of a chimney fire occurring. A chimney sweep removes the combustible deposits called soot or creosote from your chimney by either brushing or using another mechanical tool to sweep the soot or creosote down.
What can happen if I don't have my chimney swept or inspected?
If you don't have your chimney swept or inspected often and you continue to use it, there is a greater chance of you experiencing a chimney fire. A chimney fire occurs when the combustible deposits called creosote that naturally build up in the chimney during use, actually catch on fire. This fire can burn extremely hot and fast. The heat can damage the interior of your chimney called the flue lining. The fire can transfer to other parts of the house, depending on the how the chimney is built and the length of time that the chimney is on fire.
Does sweeping my chimney make a mess?
NO, we care about your house and belongings. As a professional chimney sweeping companies ,we go out of our way to keep your house clean while we preform our chimney sweeping service. We lay down drop cloths and use industry-standard vaccums to protect the surrounding areas of the fireplace or woodstove.
Safety Information about chimneys:
Chimneys are an integral part of many homes. It is the chimney's responsibility to vent the hazardous gases that are created by your home heating appliance. It is of the utmost importance that your chimney is working correctly to ensure the safety of your family.
Many chimney problems, such as holes and cracks, in the masonry of the chimney go unnoticed until there is a problem that is very noticeable. Chimney problems can cause your heating furnace to stop working properly, fireplace smoke to come back into your house or cause water to come though your ceiling or walls.