Book Your Next Chimney Sweeping (Cleaning) in Oro Valley With Tucson Chimney and Venting Solutions
Located just north of Tucson, Oro Valley is a great place to reside, and it’s a city the crew here at Tucson Chimney is happy to serve on a regular basis. Why do folks love it so much? Well, first of all, it’s home to many parks and hiking trails, a great farmer’s market, a children’s museum, and more, ensuring there’s fun to be had by anyone.
But, more than that, it’s a community that puts its people first – which is probably why it was voted as one of the 10 safest places to live in the state of Arizona.
Now, like we said, there’s always something to do in the area, but we also know that some days are just better spent at home. Whether the weather isn’t right for outdoor fun or you’re just looking to relax inside, there’s no better way to enjoy your indoor time than in front of a cozy fireplace.
If you’re in Oro Valley, Tortolita, Casas Adobes, Catalina, or anywhere else nearby, our team is happy to provide you with any chimney or fireplace maintenance, repairs, or installation work you need.
Is Your Chimney Clogged or Filled With Creosote?
One of the most important parts of owning a chimney is investing in regular chimney sweepings (or cleanings). When your flue is filled with combustible materials, your likelihood of experiencing chimney fires, gas leaks, and other hazards increases dramatically – and all of these put the safety of your household and anyone in it at risk.
What Is Chimney Creosote?
Chimney creosote is what forms in your flue as you burn wood in your fireplace. It’s typically black and tarry, although it can take other forms (like being glossy and hard). The most important thing to know about creosote, though, is that it can ignite if too much of it is present in your flue. This would then cause flames to spread throughout the chimney, where they can cause damage and eventually reach your home.
What Causes Creosote to Form?
When the gases and fumes produced by your burning wood cool down near the top of the chimney, they condense and adhere to the walls of the structure. The substance that then forms is creosote.
This means that creosote is more likely to form in chimneys that are not operating at high enough temperatures, in systems with a cold flue, or in fireplaces where the fuel is not burned completely.
So, how can accumulation be minimized? Like we’ve mentioned, sweepings are essential. In addition to this, we advise burning hotter and faster-burning fires, using only seasoned firewood in your fireplace, and ensuring smoke and fumes are always flowing out as efficiently as possible.
As sweeps who take fire safety seriously, we’ll never recommend putting a fireplace to use if clogs are present. Do the right thing and stay safer every year by getting that sweeping booked right away.
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What Chimney & Fireplace Services Do We Offer?
In addition to offering thorough sweepings/cleanings and inspections, we can also complete the following chimney and fireplace repair services:
- Chimney Leak Repair
- Masonry Repair
- Chimney Waterproofing
- Chimney Cap Installation
- Damper Repair & Replacement
- Firebox Repair
- Chimney Relining
Need Venting Services?
You can also rely on us for venting services. We offer multiple options for keeping your home’s air cleaner and safer, like air duct cleaning and ozone treatment. We can also perform your annual dryer vent cleanings, which play a vital role in keeping your appliance running efficiently and reduces the risk of hazards.
Give Our Certified Sweeps a Call Today
At Tucson Chimney and Venting Solutions, we have technicians certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and we’re knowledgeable, experienced, and always put your needs and safety first. We care about the communities we serve, and you can trust that we’ll approach you with honesty and professionalism, every time.
Need to book with us? Call 520-444-2845 or fill out our appointment form online today.