Is your chimney or fireplace lined with soot and creosote? Do you have debris or nesting materials blocking your chimney flue? Chimney sweeping is an important service that removes creosote deposits and other debris from chimneys that could cause chimney fires and force dangerous gases and fumes back into your home.
But how do you know when to call a sweep in?
A thorough inspection with let you know when it’s time for a cleaning, which is why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that every chimney be inspected at least once a year. If it turns out that it’s time to have your chimney cleaned, we’ll take care of it for you.
Here at Robinson Maintenance Repair, we provide consistently thorough and mess-free fireplace and chimney sweeping and cleaning services to our customers in north, northwest, and western Chicagoland. No matter what type of chimney you have — 1st or 2nd story; oil, wood, or gas burning; masonry or prefab — our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, licensed, and insured team can get it clean and clear, safely and quickly.
Each of our sweepings includes a visual inspection of the chimney and fireplace, as well as a brushing out of any powdery soot or creosote in the flue, smoke chamber, or firebox. If it’s your wood-burning stove we’re cleaning, we’ll clean the stove pipe, as well as the connectors. We’ll also check for any problems that could prevent your system from operating at peak performance levels, and make recommendations to help you enjoy a cleaner, safer, better performing fireplace or stove.
Worried about loosened soot and creosote making their way into your home? You can rest easy with Robinson Maintenance Repair. Our team uses brushes, rods, and powerful HEPA vacuums to make sure the mess is safely removed and contained, and we protect the area surrounding the fireplace by placing down drop cloths.
When we’re done, you’ll have a clean hearth that’s free of fire hazards like flue blockages and flammable creosote, and you’ll know your system is ready to be used on the next cool evening.
Furnace & Water Heater Flues Get Dirty, Too — Let Us Take Care Of It For You
You may think that furnace/water heater flue liner sweeping is a job for the company that services your appliance, but rarely do these companies sweep, clean, and inspect the flues themselves — it’s not really part of their job. But furnace and water heater flues need cleanings and inspections, just like your chimney and fireplace do, and we can help.
If it’s been a while since you had your furnace or water heater flue cleaned, leave it to Robinson Maintenance Repair — it’s one of our specialties.
Our flue cleanings involve a visual inspection of the flue and the water heater/furnace connectors. During this inspection, we’ll be looking for any blockages, nesting materials, deterioration, and other potential issues and damage. We’ll also remove and clean the connectors, and clean the flue with industry standard brushes and rods. Any blockages or nesting animals found can be promptly and safely removed so you can rest easy.
Request Your Cleaning Today With Chicago’s Certified, Insured & Licensed Sweeps
When you schedule your chimney or furnace/water heater flue cleaning, you want to know your system is in good hands— and with Robinson Maintenance Repair, you can be confident it will be. Our team is certified and has received training and education on proper sweeping methods from the National Chimney Sweep Training School. You can count on us to do the job right — start to finish.
Request your cleaning today by calling 847-290-1883 or by filling out our online appointment request form right here on our website. We look forward to providing you and your family with the quality service you expect and deserve.
Have glazed creosote in your chimney system, or smoke stains or other unpleasant grime on your chimney or fireplace? We offer creosote removal and smoke stain removal/masonry cleaning, so we’ve got you covered!