Chimney sweeping and inspections in Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Dalton Gardens, Rathdrum, Hauser Lake, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and surrounding areas. Competitive rates and quality service for chimney sweeps, dryer vent cleaning and repairs of wood stoves, pellet stoves and masonry fireplaces.
One of the most neglected parts of any home is the chimney and dryer vent. With each use debris builds up, sometimes little by little over time and sometimes a lot builds up very quickly causing all sorts of problems. As build up increases the flue or ducts become constricted, slowing the passage of the exhaust allowing more accumulation even faster. The worse the build up gets, the faster it progresses. Heat builds up in the chimney as well, flue gases are hot and a longer residence time mean more heat build up. This type of heat build up can ignite a chimney fire or even worse, combustible parts of the house that do not meet required minimum clearances.
The same thing occurs in dryer vents, building up not only heat but back pressure. This heat and back pressure takes it’s toll on your clothes dryer, causing it to reach the end of it’s life span sooner. It also dries less efficiently so your clothes don’t dry on the first cycle. More dryer cycles mean more electricity used and more wear on the machine.
Chimneys and dryer vents should be cleaned and inspected at least once each year to ensure smooth operation. Some systems need chimney cleaning or dryer vent cleaning more frequently depending on use, installation and quality of fuel burned.