Being a chimney sweep Spokane WA
What a great and interesting job. It could be said that sweeping chimneys is like a box a chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Spokane has masonry fireplace chimneys, masonry chimneys that serve wood stoves, modular block chimneys lined with pumice flue liners, modern class a all fuel metal chimneys and even some wood fired boilers. Chimney sweep Spokane is a great gig indeed.
Getting your chimney swept in Spokane
I recommend whenever you hire a chimney sweep to make sure they are a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. Make sure the sweep that comes to your house is Certified. There is no company certification; CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep is an individual credential. Ask to see the badge. You can find CSIA Certifed Chimney Sweeps in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene here: http://www.csia.org/.
Spokane F.I.R.E. Certified Chimney Inspector
“The F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector Program is the first and only inspection certification within the hearth industry. This certification was developed over ten years ago and has proven to be the gold standard of this industry. This professional education provides detailed instruction on the inspection and investigation of fireplaces, chimneys, vented appliances, and vent free products.” Armour Chimney Service has the only F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector in all of Idaho and Eastern Washington including Spokane. If you want a through evaluation of your chimney, fireplace or venting system hire a F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector.
Chimney Repair in Spokane
Looking up at the top of your chimney do you see missing bricks? Do you see daylight where the mortar joints used to be? If your chimney is in disrepair you need to have it fixed or continued weathering and freeze thaw cycles will tear your chimney to pieces. Now your chimney is a liability instead of an asset. Repoint of bad mortar joints, repouring the crown, water repellent treatment or a complete rebuild may all be necessary to stop the cycle of chimney deterioration.