Schedule a Professional Chimney Sweep to Protect Your Family & Home in McLean
Such hazards make it imperative to schedule a professional chimney sweep on a routine basis. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends a professional cleaning by a certified chimney sweep once a year for a chimney that sees regular use. Potomac Services is proud to offer certified chimney cleaning solutions to meet your needs and ensure your safety.
Our Chimney Cleaning Methods
Before lighting the first fire of the season, contact Potomac Services for a comprehensive chimney inspection. Our technicians are highly trained and certified annually by the CSIA, and will use high-definition video equipment to evaluate the condition of your chimney and the need for cleaning and/or repair. If your chimney needs to be swept, we will use one or more of the following methods:
- Standard sweeping. This basic sweep uses brushes to remove creosote buildup on the chimney liner.
- Mechanical cleaning. Hard creosote deposits may need to be removed by a combination of wire brushes, chains or plastic cables rotated at high speed.
- Chemical cleaning. Special chemicals may be needed to remove heavy, glazed creosote deposits. This method may be used in conjunction with mechanical cleaning.