Whether it’s a fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove or a furnace flue, sweeps should be done on an annual basis, as recommended by the NFPA211.
We have the expertise and tools to cover all situations.
Regular sweeping of your appliance flues will also mean a better draft and more efficient burning system, saving you money in the process.
A common problem in fireplaces and wood stoves is creosote build-up. Creosote is a natural chemical that is a byproduct of wood burning. Many factors, such as temperatures, air flow & poor/unseasoned firewood, can contribute to the increase of creosote build-up, the most common cause of chimney fires.
Chimney fires happen when creosote builds up in the flue and ignites. These fires can burn at temperatures up to 2,000 degrees and roar inches away from your home. The intense heat alone can bring surrounding materials to the flash point and ignite your house. Also, sparks from the fire can find their way through small cracks in an old liner and quickly turn into a house fire.
Kiwi Chimney, Inc. has the ability and tools to remove excess creosote build-up, leaving your fireplace/ woodstove safe to burn another season. According to CSIA, your fireplace/ woodstove should be cleaned approximately every 1.5 to 2 cords of wood burned.
We also clean pellet stoves and pellet venting systems; as per most guidelines, your pellet stove venting should be cleaned approximately every 2 tons of pellets.
If it’s a sweep you need, we have you covered!