Bellevue Chimney Sweep and Masonry
P: (425) 455-2446
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227 Bellevue Way NE #337, Bellevue, WA 98004

License # CHIMC**882C2

Welcome to Bellevue chimney sweep and chimney cleaning page of Washington

Chimney Sweep Procedures That Stand the Test of Time

We are skilled —There are benefits to having done something for nearly 25 years. We target the tricky spots where creosote build-up accumulates. We designed our own brushes to help us reach the trouble spots, which are found in the liner, smoke chamber and damper.

We are clean— We care about keeping your home clean. We lay tarps in front of the hearth or under the stove to collect debris and use vacuums to control dust. We keep parts organized and meticulously clean each one before we reassemble them.

We are efficient — We are quick and thorough because we operate from standard procedures that are unique to each type of fireplace and stove unit.

We offer free inspections — Our service technicians are trained to spot signs of impaired ventilation, improper gas connections, and masonry decay. We will explain our findings and document all information. Inspections are free with every cleaning.

 

Cleaning your chimney and stove flue is recommended at least every 12 months and can be preformed any time during the year if conditions are safe.

Creosote build-up is a bigger problem in Bellevue because of our mild winters. Smaller fires built during mild conditions sometimes do not heat the flue enough to allow the gases to escape before they condense into the liquid form of creosote. The temperature difference between the outside and the inside, which helps create draft is not as big on a mild day. Without a good draft, the gases will not escape the flue before they cool and condense. During our inspection, we will offer an optimal cleaning frequency based on your heating unit and usage.

The creosote liquid eventually turns to a solid and begins to coat anything in its path. The thicker the coating gets, the more combustible it becomes. The thick lining inside the flue can decrease ventilation ability affecting the quality of your fire and increasing your exposure to carbon monoxide.

 

Seven Ways to Decrease Creosote Build-up in Your Fireplace and Stove:

  • Professionally clean your fireplace or stove systems at least every 12 months.
  • Use wood that has been dried for more than 6 months. This will create a hotter fire, keeping the gases from condensing too quickly inside the flue.
  • Insulate the flue liner so that temperatures at the top of the flue do not decrease below 250° F. This is the temperature at which creosote gas condenses into a liquid.
  • Always burn a hot fire, not a slow burn, which causes cooler temperatures inside the flue.
  • A chimneystack or stovepipe that is too long will also cause combustion gasses to condense too quickly.
  • When using a stove, burn a hot fire every morning to burn-off any creosote film from the night before.
  • Insulate between the flue liner and chimney wall during liner installation. Insulation will allow the flue to heat up and stay evenly warm.

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About Us

We clean and repair chimneys, fireplaces, and stoves in the greater Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Renton area. Our #1 priority is to ensure your safety.

Our cleaning technicians follow time-tested procedures, which remove creosote and debris from your heating unit and flue.

Our expert masons are the most knowledgeable type of contractor when it comes to safely building fireplaces and chimneys, and installing fireplace inserts because it is our primary business.

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