When residents in Wind Lake, WI, and the surrounding towns such as Union Church, Waterford, Rochester, Burlington, and Tichigan need chimney and fireplace cleaning services they can trust, they turn to Burlington Fireplace & Solar.
We’re a full-fledged, family-owned and operated fireplace and chimney company that’s proudly served Wisconsin residents since 1995.
Many homeowners in our area love and depend on their fireplaces, wood stoves, gas stoves, pellet stoves, and outdoor fireplaces to keep them comfortable when Mother Nature sends cold their way.
Regardless of fuel source, every heating system requires routine maintenance, inspection, and cleaning to ensure it’s running safely and efficiently. Our certified chimney sweeps at Burlington Fireplace & Solar are experts in their field and closely follow all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards so you can havepeace of mind knowing that your heating system is safe and in good working condition.
Certified Chimney Inspections
If you have a chimney you use regularly, it’s crucial that you schedule annual inspections to ensure it’s safe to operate and in good working condition. Often, many people assume their chimney is fine by looking at the outside, but exterior appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes, small cracks and loose mortar joints signal you have a water leak, which will only get worse over time and lead to significant damage costing thousands of dollars to repair.
Also, it’s not uncommon for birds and other critters to build their homes inside the chimney, which can impede airflow and cause smoke and fumes to back up into your house.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says routine chimney inspection helps locate and repair minor issues before escalating and putting your home and family in danger. CSIA-certified chimney sweeps follow the NFPA 211 standard, which states that all chimney and venting systems shall be inspected every year, regardless of whether the chimney is used.
Whether you have a gas or wood-burning heating system, rely on us for professional inspection once a year. Our technicians are certified for all three levels of inspection in New Berlin, Muskego, Big Bend, Union Church, Wind Lake, and the surrounding towns.
Expert Chimney Sweeping
Unfortunately, like chimney inspection, many people put off or forget about annual chimney sweeping. If you can’t remember the last time you had your chimney swept, it’s crucial that you make an appointment as soon as possible.
Every time you burn wood in your fireplace or stove, it creates creosote, a combustion byproduct. If left alone, creosote builds up along the inside chimney walls, masonry, flue liner, damper, and other components. The problem with creosote is that as it builds up, it restricts airflow, causing problems like back puffing and toxic gases flowing back into your house.
Even worse, creosote buildup is highly flammable and is a primary cause of chimney fires.
Creosote is a tacky substance and difficult to remove by yourself, so it’s recommended that you hire a certified chimney sweep to do the job. Our technicians use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to remove creosote buildup so you can operate your chimney safely and without worry.
Chimney Cleaning Professionals
Besides annual chimney inspection, experts recommend yearly chimney cleaning to reduce the risk of exposure to carbon monoxide gas entering your home and increase the lifespan and efficiency of your fireplace and chimney.
Our certified experts will perform a Level 1 chimney inspection once a year, which involves detecting areas of concern such as creosote buildup, structural damage, and other threats that can impede your chimney’s performance. We recommend scheduling chimney cleaning and inspection once a year, preferably in the spring or fall. However, conducting a winter inspection is recommended if you use your fireplace and chimney frequently.
Choosing the Right Chimney Sweep
The fact is that anyone can advertise themselves as a chimney sweep, but that doesn’t mean they have the required training and certifications to ensure a good job. Look for a chimney service with technicians certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and has a reputation for providing high-quality work.
Each of our technicians is CSIA certified and fully licensed, bonded, and insured. When you hire us, we arrive in professionally branded vehicles with proper identification and credentials. You can rest assured knowing you’re dealing with true professionals who know their stuff. We also have all the tools necessary to complete the job quickly and take extra care to keep your home neat and clean.
Contact Burlington Fireplace For All Your Chimney Service Needs
When homeowners in Wind Lake, WI, need reliable chimney and fireplace services, the choice is clear — Burlington Fireplace & Solar. Call us for all of your fireplace, wood stove, and heating appliance maintenance needs at 262-763-3522. Or fill out our contact form.