Bloomquist Chimney has a long history of education in the workings and safety of chimneys and dryer vents. Things change in the industry all the time. Improvements are made, codes change, new ideas in efficiency and safety emerge. These are the reasons that it is important to hire a certified chimney or dryer vent sweep. Someone who continually renews their certifications.
Mother Nature changes things in your chimney and dryer vent all the time. Some things you may notice right away such as a lightning strike or wind damage. The more subtle things, however, like birds nests, bee hives, small freeze-thaw cracks that over time get larger and create leaks or build-up in the flue or vent are occurrances that a certified sweep is trained to find and fix before they become much bigger (and more costly) issues.
We at Bloomquist Chimney feel that the customer is the most important part of our business. Without that relationship, we don’t have a business. Therefore we strive for prompt appointments, excellent care for your property and family members – including the little furry ones. Above all, the cleanest sweep in town.
GLAZED CREOSOTE IS THE 3rd TYPE OF CREOSOTE. IT IS THE HARDEST TO REMOVE. IT USUALLY NEEDS A COMBINATION OF A CHEMICAL TREATMENT, CHAINS, and MULTIPLE SWEEPS. THE BEST WAY TO AVOID THIS TYPE OF CREOSOTE IS TO HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT ANNUALLY!
1/8″ of creosote build up is enough fuel in your chimney flue to ignite a fire within the chimney where it can’t be put out.
DRYER VENT SWEEP
Don’t confuse the lint trap with the dryer vent. You may keep your lint trap clean, but only a professional can remove the lint that backs up into the system.
RAIN GUTTER SWEEP
A gutter’s primary function is to help protect the foundation of your home. If they’re clogged with leaves or debris they can’t do their job.