Twin Cities Chimney Cleaning & Repair
Fireplaces are a great addition for any home, providing warmth and coziness, especially during Minnesota’s long winters. However, fireplaces and chimneys require regular maintenance for safety and efficiency. We are proud to offer chimney cleaning and repair for the Twin Cities area. You can trust our technicians to thoroughly clean, inspect, maintain and repair your home’s chimney.
The process of burning wood creates a residue called creosote that coats the inside of the chimney flue. Creosote is highly combustible, especially as the buildup increases, and should be removed regularly with a chimney cleaning or sweep. Chimney cleaning also removes other debris or hazards like leaves and animal nests. It’s important to have this cleaning done regularly to prevent a chimney fire. Typically, cleaning is done once a year, but it may be needed more often depending on how often you use your fireplace and the type of wood you burn.
Cleaning involves using a cleaning rod and brush to remove debris and creosote from the chimney flue. The work can be done from either the fireplace (bottom-up) or rooftop (top-down). If done inside, we lay a tarp down to protect the area of your home around the fireplace. A HEPA-filtered vacuum will then be used to collect the debris.
Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This means they have been trained and tested on the best practices for preventing and correcting chimney and venting system hazards. They are committed to eliminating residential chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion and other chimney-related hazards.
We offer all levels of chimney inspections. Along with chimney cleaning, we include a Level 1 inspection, which will check the soundness of the structure and flue, basic connections and damper functionality. In addition, the technician will ensure the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits. Level 2 and 3 inspections are more detailed and will be done when needed or as requested.
If there are safety issues with your chimney, our experienced technicians can also provide chimney repair.
We repair water damage, cracked bricks, cracked crowns and more. We provide chimney rebuilding and tuck pointing. Damaged chimneys are not only unsafe but, if left unfixed, can cause more damage to the home. This is especially true for water intrusion through cracked or unsealed chimneys.
Whether it’s an issue you notice or one we find when doing a regular cleaning and inspection, we will make sure your chimney is functioning properly and preventing damage to your home.
Chimney Repair Services:
- Replacing chimney caps, flues or dampers
- Chimney lining or relining
- Masonry and brick work
- Chimney rebuilds
- Crown repair
- Chimney sealing
Contact Vent Guys for Chimney Repair & Cleaning
When you need reliable and professional chimney cleaning or repair for your Twin Cities home or business, call Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us. We provide free estimates and free second looks (if another company already inspected).