Putnam County Chimney Sweeping Services
Each time you use your stove or fireplace, your chimney is working to safely contain and eliminate hazardous substances that are produced by smoke, burning fuel, particles and so on. But gradually debris and creosote (byproducts of wood combustion) accumulates and can cause fires and blockages. A skilled chimney sweep will comprehensively and safely eliminate creosote and debris, enabling your chimney to function properly.
Chimney sweeping is a cost-effective and critical part of preventive maintenance that can save you money in the long run and keep you safe.
Chimneys that are regularly-used must be cleaned and inspected every year. However, even those chimneys that are not used often need to be checked and swept to make sure that they are functioning properly and safely.
Our Cleaning Methods
When you choose us to sweep your chimney, you are getting skilled and qualified technicians who will do a comprehensive and perfect job. We also provide inspection services using the latest methods and documentation of the entire process (before and after the job).
It is easy to prepare for your chimney sweeping appointment:
- Avoid lighting a fire less than 24 hours before your appointment;
- Move any fragile items or furniture about six to eight feet away from your fireplace or stove; and
- Keep your pets confined in a different room away from the working area
The chimney sweep should be completed within thirty to ninety minutes, and you can expect the technician to:
- Check inaccessible sections of your chimney, both on the inside and outside;
- Examine factory-made units to see if there are cracks;
- Sweep the chimney using specialized brushes;
- Inspect the chimney liner to see if there are any missing joints, gaps or cracks;
- Scrub the smoke chamber, damper and smoke shelf of your chimney using hand tools;
- Sweep the firebox, clearing away any trash;
- Remove the grate, and then brush it; and
- Check to ensure there are no fire safety hazards.
As we perform these tasks, we ensure there is no mess. Our sweeping process is meticulous, and we take all the necessary measures to guarantee that your home remains clean throughout.
We are committed to providing the most comprehensive, professional and stress-free sweeping experience to our customers.
More Info About Putnam County
Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 99,710.The county seat is Carmel. Putnam County formed in 1812 from Dutchess County and is named for Israel Putnam, a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.
Putnam County is included in the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the lower Hudson River Valley. Midtown Manhattan is around a one-hour drive, and Grand Central Terminal is approximately 1 hour, 20 minute train ride from the county.
It is one of the most affluent counties in America, ranked 7th by median household income, and 47th by per-capita income, according to the 2012 American Community Survey and 2000 United States Census, respectively.
As of the census of 2000, there were 95,745 people, 32,703 households, and 25,181 families residing in the county. The population density was 414 people per square mile (160/km²). There were 35,030 housing units at an average density of 152 per square mile (58/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.9% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 6.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.0% were of Italian, 21.1% Irish and 9.7% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 87.5% spoke English, 5.2% Spanish and 3.2% Italian as their first language. As of 2005 the population was estimated to be 86% non-Hispanic whites. African-Americans were now 2.6% of the population. 0.2% of the population was Native Americans. 1.9% was Asian. 9.2% of the population was Hispanic or Latino, representing a significant change in the ethnic make up of the county’s population.
In 2000 there were 32,703 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.27. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $72,279, and the median income for a family was $82,197(these figures had risen to $84,306 and $95,145 respectively as of a 2007 estimate. Males had a median income of $53,295 versus $38,390 for females. The per capita income for the county was $30,127. About 2.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.