Corn and wood pellets burn cleaner than wood, producing very little residue in the vent. However, the vent system and all areas of the stove should be cleaned in the Spring when you are done using it. That way you are ready for next year when the weather turns cold again. Consult your owner's manual for regular maintenance recommendations.
We first check the fireplace system or wood stove to see if it needs cleaned. We visually inspect the chimney, firebox, smoke shelf and damper for soundness.
Sweeping a fireplace does not create a mess because we take extra precaution. We protect the floor with a large drop cloth. The soot sweeper with its powerful vacuum and dust free filter and hose will provide a dust and soot free environment. Chimney sweeping remove dangerous, flammable creosote from inside the flue.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected and/or cleaned at least once a year.
However, some situations require a more frequent cleaning schedule. Types of wood, burning habits, outside temperatures and weather conditions can all have an effect on creosote buildup.
Stars Chimney Service has joined hands with JFLendingahand.com. When you present your card, Stars will contribute 5% of all chimney cleaning and repair work to a charitable organization in our community. It is one of the ways Stars Chimney Service is giving back to the community. Together we can make a tremendous difference in people’s lives.
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Stars Chimney Service, Inc. 6612 Rapp Road Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Tel: (260) 625-5110Toll Free: (800) 800-3243