On the shores of southeastern Wisconsin, Lake Geneva is a year-round premier resort destination featuring world-class golf, mountain skiing, non-stop entertainment and exciting Vegas style shows. With a population of just under 8,000 residents, Lake Geneva is a thriving small town with mid-western hospitality. In addition to resort activities, locals enjoy strolling along the quaint downtown with its numerous shopping and dining options. And when the weather heats up there are plenty of things to do like swimming at Big Foot Beach State Park and hiking the trails on the lakefront. Our chimney pros are ready to assist you in Lake Geneva WI with any fireplace or chimney services.
Your chimney is an impressive safety device. And when its functioning properly, it keeps your home and family safe when you’re using gas and wood-burning heating appliances to stay warm and cozy in the winter. But signs of trouble could be brewing under its stately façade that may be increasing your risk of a chimney fire. You may not even realize that signs like water leaks, small masonry cracks and creosote exist. That’s why Burlington Fireplace and Solar and the National Fireplace Institute recommend homeowners have at least a level one chimney inspection annually.
Do you know how much creosote is sticking to the walls of your chimney? Well, not many do. But this tarry substance is highly flammable and is the leading cause of chimney fires. Creosote is a natural chemical reaction that occurs when burning solid and liquid fuel like gas and wood. Burlington Fireplace & Solar and the fire safety experts at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend all homeowners utilize the services of a certified chimney sweep at least once per year to prevent a creosote build-up in the chimney.
The certified chimney sweeps at Burlington Fire and Solar service customers in Lake Geneva for all their chimney cleaning needs. Our certified chimney sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to thoroughly clean any dust, soot and creosote clinging in the chimney. They will also inspect your damper, flue liner, chimney cap and other components to ensure they are in safe working order.
Choosing a Chimney Sweep
Just because someone claims they are a chimney sweep doesn’t mean they are qualified to perform the work. When choosing a chimney sweep in Lake Geneva, homeowners should make sure they are hiring certified chimney sweeps. Chimney sweeps who are certified by a nationally recognized organization like the Chimney Safety Institution of America (CSIA) have demonstrated they have successfully completed the required initial and recurrent training to perform to the highest industry standards. In addition, chimney sweeps should arrive neat and clean in a well-marked uniform. The chimney sweep should arrive in a company vehicle that is professionally painted with the company name, logo and telephone number clearly visible.
Burlington Fireplace & Solar reminds all homeowners in Lake Geneva to schedule their annual chimney inspection, sweeping and cleaning to ensure your fireplace, wood stove and other heating appliances are safe for use. Call 262-763-3522 to schedule an appointment today!