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What is PROFESSIONAL chimney sweeping?

Chimney sweeping methods vary from appliance to appliance, fireplace to fireplace.  Professional chimney sweeping is best performed by a Chimney Safety Institute of America Certified Chimney Sweep.  Certified sweeps have had a level of education that equips the individual to the proper tools, methods and safety concerns.  




Important Information about chimney sweeping:


     *  Chimney sweeping does not create a mess in your home

     *  Chimney sweeping can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 hours

         determined by the level of soot or creosote and type of appliance

     * The NFPA 211 requires a Level I inspection during the course 

        of chimney sweeping.

      * Ryan and Son chooses to perform an internal close circuit 

         video inspection of all flues we sweep; for our protection and yours

     * Use of the proper tools is critical to not causing damage to a

        chimney system

     *  Oil and Gas heating flues should be inspected annually and swept

         as necessary

     *  Roof access is not always necessary to perform chimney sweeping

     *  Ryan and Son employs 3 CSIA certified chimney sweeps

     *  With our service, a CSIA Certified Sweep is present on every appt.







               Consumer Warning

 What should you be weary of  as a consumer:


  • Solicitation calls for sweeps.

  • Scare tactics once a company is out for service

  • Request or pressure for cash

  • Companies who say they can perform work the same day --especially of the total is over $500


                    Contact NJ consumer affairs with any concern 


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