Westchester NY Chimney Sweeping Services
It may appear to be an easy task, but chimney sweeping is a demanding process that requires the care of a professional to be done properly. It is also important because it ensures that your chimney is functioning properly and keeps your home safe.
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 Westchester County
Westchester County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. It is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York, after the Bronx.(p6) According to the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 949,113, estimated to have increased by 2.7% to 974,542 by 2016. Situated in the Hudson Valley, Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km2), consisting of 6 cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. Established in 1683, Westchester was named after the city of Chester, England.The county seat is the city of White Plains, while the most populous municipality in the county is the city of Yonkers, with an estimated 200,807 residents in 2016.
The annual per capita income for Westchester was $47,813 in 2011. The 2011 median household income of $77,006 was the fifth highest in New York (after Nassau, Putnam, Suffolk, and Rockland counties) and the 47th highest in the United States. By 2014, the county’s median household income had risen to $83,422.Westchester County ranks second in the state after New York County for median income per person, with a higher concentration of incomes in smaller households.
Westchester County is one of the centrally located counties within the New York metropolitan area. The county is positioned with New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Long Island Sound to its south; Putnam County to its north; Fairfield County, Connecticut to its east; and Rockland County and Bergen County, New Jersey across the Hudson River to the west. Westchester was the first suburban area of its scale in the world to develop, due mostly to the upper-middle-class development of entire communities in the late 19th century and the subsequent rapid population growth. Because of Westchester’s numerous road and mass transit connections to New York City, as well as its shared border with the Bronx, the 20th and 21st centuries have seen much of the county, particularly the southern portion, become nearly as densely developed as New York City itself.
Westchester County is located in southern New York, also known as Downstate. It shares its southern boundary with New York City and its northern border with Putnam County. It is bordered on the west side by the Hudson River and on the east side by the Long Island Sound and Fairfield County, Connecticut. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 500 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 430 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 69 square miles (180 km2) (14%) is water.
Where Pelham Manor meets Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, the southern border of Westchester is just under 11 miles (18 km) from Columbus Circle in Manhattan. At over 2,700 acres (11 km2), Pelham Bay Park is the largest of New York City’s parks, forming a substantial buffer between suburban Westchester and the urban Bronx, while Van Cortlandt Park to the west acts as a similar buffer.