Fire-Safe Chimney Sweeps Inspects, Cleans, Repairs, and Installs Chimneys, Fireplaces, and Wood Burning Stoves in Frederick, MD
Fire-Safe Chimney Sweeps is a fourth generation family business operated by Master Mason Gary Clift and sons. We are the most experienced, full-service chimney sweep company serving Frederick City and County, Maryland. When you call us for service, you can rest assured that we will take the utmost care of your property in order to perform our work, will be on time, and offer the fairest value for our services. We service chimneys, wood burning stoves, and fireplaces all over Frederick County including Frederick, New Market, Mount Airy, Libertytown, Walkersville, Middletown, Buckeystown, Urbana, Woodbine, Green Valley, Ijamsville, and surrounding towns.
Frederick Chimney Sweep can protect your family from carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide poisoning is usually caused by incomplete combustion and inadequate ventilation. Sooted chimneys and flues slow the escape of combustion gases from your home and can cause a backup into living areas. Signs of buildup of this colorless, odorless gas include Stuffy, stale, or smelly air, high humidity, and soot from fireplaces or furnaces. To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas and oil appliance manufacturers as well as fireplace manufacturers recommend a yearly safety check-up and cleaning. Let Fire-Safe Chimney Sweeps clean your chimney or furnace flue annually to make sure that combustion gases are moving safely up your chimney/flue and out of your home.
Fire-Safe Chimney Sweeps cleans gas and oil furnace flues, too!
Natural gas is a clean-burning fuel, but gas heating systems still require regular maintenance. Gas furnaces and boilers produce high levels of water vapor which condensate in your furnace flue. Air from inside your home carries dust and other particles into the combustion chamber where they are burned to ash and then adhere to the condensation. If not removed, this soot can create very corrosive conditions for your flue, leading to premature failure and entry of poisonous gases into your home.
Oil flues especially need annual cleaning and inspection. The build-up of soot from improper oil combustion can lead to chimney fires, flue deterioration, or chimney blockages that also can force toxic fumes back into your home. Improper drafting can cause inefficient furnace operation leading to higher fuel costs.