Chimney Cleaning Season is upon us as is Christmas/ Hanuka Holidays

We have been going full steam at Chimney Keepers cleaning chimneys, gas logs and dryer vents systems.  With the cooler weather and every one it seem waiting to the last min to call trying to get an appt before Christmas is all most impossible.

We are doing a lot of gas log services as well this time of year and find most just need a good cleaning of the burners, gas

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valves and pilots assemblies in most cases. Yesterday I only had to replace one thermocouple on a nice older set of HeatMaster gas logs, which are still made in Ainger NC. Yes you heard right made right here in NC and more specially Johnson county..

 

If your logs are 7 or more years old they may need a service.

 

 

If you are needing a chimney cleaning this year please give us a call at 919-772-8110. Also don’t forget about having us look at the dryer vent system. You would be surprised at how many homeowner have no clue about dryer vent cleaning.

How often should your dryer vent be cleaned??? Good question and one we are often asked. 

Start by answering a few question about the normal usage of the dryer..

  1. how many loads of clothes do you dry each week?
    if over 5 add,  5 points,,     If under 5 loads,  add 2 points

  2. how long is the dryer vent from inside wall to hood on outside, best guess.
    if over 15 feet,  add 5 points,           if under 10 feet,  add 2 point

  3. If you use dryer sheet type softeners in each load        add 5 points

  4. if you use liquid softener in each load:         add 1 point

  5. if the house is over 5 yrs old and you do not know or can not remember when the dryer vent was cleaned last:
    add 5 points

If at any time you come up with 10 or more points you need to have the dryer vent cleaned. Especially if longer than 5 yrs.

Call us today at 919-772-8110 to set up appt to clean the dryer vent. A clean vent benefits you in several ways.

 

 

 

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Summer is a time for picnic, fun at the beach and birds in the chimney. If you are having an issue with birds, please let them be till they are flying out of the chimney. We can come and clean the mess out, is there is a lot, and put a cap on to help prevent the return.

    ALso, if you had another chimney sweep company come out to clean or check your chimney and leave you with a report that says you need thousands of dollars worth of repairs please give us a call.

    A lot of the thing they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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