Many homeowners enjoy the look and feel that a fireplace offers within the home. Not only are they functional, but can lend beauty and design to the space. However, they can also pose a fire hazard. Failure to have the chimney regularly inspected and swept is one of the number one causes of chimney fires that can be avoided. Advance can offer a solution to this dilemma with their inspection and sweeping services.

Inspection Basics

Before using the fireplace for the season, the homeowner needs to have it inspected by true professionals. The inspection consists of ensuring that all the components are in proper working order. A technician will inspect both the interior and exterior of the chimney for any buildup or potential problems. Things checked include the pipes, caps, smoke chamber and the firebox. As with anything else, these components may require repair or replacement to ensure they are in proper working order.

Sweeping Services

Another important service that Advance offers is chimney sweeping. While sweeping may not seem like that big of a deal, it is crucial to prevent the buildup that is often responsible for fire. Upon inspection, the technician can determine whether or not it is time for sweeping. Contrary to popular belief, this service can be completed fairly quickly, without leaving the home a mess. Advance disposes of all of the materials and takes care to make sure that the debris do not soil floors or other surfaces, leaving the home in the same condition as it previously was.

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