Fox's Chimney Sweeps provides a wide range of chimney & wood stove cleaning services throughout Portland. We pride ourselves on offering the most professional: Fireplace Cleaning, Mechanical Chimney Cleaning, Wood-Burning Stove Cleaning, Furnace Flue Cleaning, Blockage Removal, and Dryer Vent Cleaning, in Portland, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, St. Helens, Scappoose, and the surrounding Oregon area. Fox's Chimney Sweeps is capable of tackling, tough cleaning jobs, no matter how filthy. Give us a call today and one of our cleaning specialists will schedule your in-home estimate. We make sure our clients completely understand their needs and how our chimney cleaning services provide the real solution. Chimney Cleaning Portland.
A wood-burning stove or fireplace requires careful maintenance.. When wood is burned it creates creosote (a highly flammable by-product of the burning of wood). As the smoke from a fire makes its way up through your chimney and out of your home, creosote deposits on the flue liner and smoke chamber. One spark from a fire, floating up into your chimney, can ignite this creosote and cause a chimney fire.
This danger can be alleviated through the regular sweeping of your chimney. Creosote, in its soft, brushable form, can be removed during a standard cleaning by our trained technicians
A fireplace standard cleaning includes a visual inspection and removal of the flaky creosote deposits from the fireplace system (the chimney flue, smoke chamber and firebox). Special rods, chimney brushes, hand brushes and a vacuum are used. Call for more details and to schedule an appointment.
MECHANICAL CHIMNEY CLEANING
Portland Oregon, Columbia & Clatsop Counties, Chimney Cleaning
In Portland, it is only after Fox's Chimney Sweeps has done the job right, and the flaky creosote is removed (during the standard fireplace cleaning) that the glazing can be detected. Glazing develops when flaky creosote becomes baked on, and requires the use of our specialized chimney cleaning equipment to remove it. Creosote accumulation is the main reason for cleaning a chimney. If the buildup of creosote on the chimney's inside surface ignites, a chimney fire results. Chimneys need cleaning to prevent this buildup and thus reduce the possibility of a chimney fire.
The extremely high temperatures (up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit) of a chimney fire can damage the chimney. The heat can warp metal chimneys and crack the tile liner on masonry chimneys, all of which pose a fire risk to a home.
WOOD BURNING STOVE CLEANING
Wood-burning stove standard cleaning includes a visual inspection as well as cleaning techniques described above to completely sweep the pipes leading from the stove through the roof.
FURNACE FLUE CLEANING
Home furnaces, water-heaters and boilers expel gases that cause deposit build up on the inside of your chimney flue. These deposits, along with any other debris that may have accumulated, needs to be swept out. According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), "All flues should be inspected annually and cleaned when needed to ensure that the flue is intact and venting properly."
Furnace flue standard cleaning includes a visual inspection as well as the brushing of the water heater and the furnace flue pipes. Fox's experienced chimney technician checks the condition of the flue pipes for softening and deterioration, and any other debris or nesting. Including taking the pipes apart, running special brushes through, upon completion, re-assembling the furnace and water heater pipes back into their original position.
Chimney blockages near Portland Oregon in the fireplace or furnace flue is most often caused by the lack of a protective chimney cover or chimney cap. Fox's Chimney Sweeps recommends the proper installation of protective chimney covers, chimney caps, on all openings to prevent twigs, leaves, and nesting material to enter, especially when brought in by animals (Squirrels, Raccoons, Birds, etc…).
Fox's Chimney Sweeps(503) 255-4000 [email protected]
- William Kelsey Owner/Operator
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