Chimney cleaning is the core of our business. By regular maintenance, you are sure that the chimney
will not be dangerous.
A dirty chimney is loaded with creosote which is a flammable mixture of unburned oils. When it catches fire, temperatures can reach over 1500 degrees. The chimney can crack and flames escape into the house.
A chimney can also get blocked causing poisonous fumes to leak into the house.
B.J.Chimney also offers these unique services:
Video inspections of the inside of the chimney to show if there are any defects such as cracks or if the chimney is 100% sound.
Ro-Kleening: which is the only way to remove baked on tarry creosote, known as third degree creosote.
This deposit is rare, and is mostly found in masonry chimneys that have a woodstove installed. It is also found in masonry chimneys from a fireplace which is used a great deal.
Third degree creosote is extremely dangerous because regular chimney sweeping wont touch it and when it catches fire, the inferno can last over a half hour.The sudden rise in temperature can crack the chimney liner giving the flames a path into the house structure.