When you hire a team of sweeps to inspect, clean, and/or repair your chimney and fireplace, knowing they are qualified, experienced, and trained to handle it all can really put your mind at ease. Here at Environmental Chimney Service, we know our loyal customer base deserves only the best, which is why we train hard and take advantage of countless educational opportunities. In this industry, you can never be too careful!

sweep on roofNow, one thing we’ve learned by working with organizations like the CSIA, the NFPA, the NCSG, and more, is that keeping ourselves equipped with the appropriate safety gear not only keeps us better protected – it helps us perform our jobs better, too! Because of this, we make sure to stock up on everything we need to serve you to the fullest. Learn more about our tools and equipment below, then call today to get your inspection on the books. Your home and chimney deserve only the best!

More About Our Equipment

Chimney sweeps work in some pretty high-up areas, and we are required to visit the roofs of practically all of the customers we see. By getting a view of your chimney from the top, we can accurately assess what type of services may be required, and we can also see if you need any components replaced, such as your chimney cap, top-sealing damper, flashing, and more.

Now, going on top of someone’s house, especially in the middle of winter, can be dangerous business, which is why we need all of the right tools to get the job done safely and efficiently. This includes helmets, ropes, sturdy ladders, and even harnesses. All of these items help us stay better protected and, should a fall occur, we reduce the risk of injury significantly.

Some other tools we use in the job include specialized brushes, high-powered vacuums, and tarps, all of which ensure your home isn’t full of soot, ash, and smoke at the end of a sweeping job. We may also require the use of chemical agents if your creosote levels are especially hard to tackle.

All in all, there is a lot that goes into this job, and there’s a reason homeowners need a team of reliable techs to get things completed just right! Need a crew you can trust with it all throughout Asheville and its surrounding cities? Look no further than Environmental Chimney Service. We’ll have your back every step of the way!

Chimney Maintenance Is Not A DIY Job!

As you can see, chimney care is not something to take lightly, and using the appropriate tools and technologies is a must for getting the job done as thoroughly and as accurately as possible. We train extensively to learn the ins and outs of your system, and by renewing our certification every few years, we ensure we’re always up-to-date on any changes or new techniques in this ever-evolving field.

Trying to tackle fireplace maintenance on your own can lead to even more damage, and if any issues are not appropriately addressed, you run the risk of experiencing chimney fires, house fires, gas leaks, smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide exposure, and more. Along with this, you can easily get hurt throughout the process, especially if you don’t have the appropriate equipment.

Hoping to save a few bucks by opting out of professional care? This, again, typically ends up backfiring. Even minor mishaps and flaws can result in extensive home damage. Repairs after a house fire, for example, are much more costly than an affordable inspection. Your best bet is always to hire a knowledgeable expert who knows where to look and what to look for. Trust us – it’s not worth taking any chances!

Our Qualified Crew Is Here For You

When hiring a sweep, there are a few key factors to keep in mind. For example, can they provide references? How long have they served their community? Are they well-reviewed on the web? All of these things say a lot about the company you hire, and we know you won’t be disappointed when you look through the many positive testimonials from our customer base.

Another key component to watch for is a CSIA certification. The CSIA sets the standard when it comes to training sweeps and educating the public, and any company that strives to put themselves ahead of the pack will be sure to obtain this credential. Earning it requires the study of multiple texts, and sweeps must take an extensive exam, as well. They must also go through a renewal process every three years – no easy feat!

Richie Baxley and his team have around three decades of experience in this industry, and their goal of always putting the customer first is evident in every job they are hired to tackle. If you’re looking for peace of mind this winter, trust in our award-winning team for it all. We’re eager to speak with you soon!