Professional Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning in King & Pierce Counties
Warm, sunny summers and chilly winters make living in Washington a great experience, and there’s nothing nicer than a real wood fire on a cold and rainy night. We want to ensure your home and loved ones are safely warmed on those cold nights – protected from the danger of fireplace and chimney fires. too many homes are needlessly lost to preventable fires, and the folks at AEF Cleaning are here to give you peace of mind.
Expert Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning
Wood heat has a special appeal, and nothing else is quite like it. In order to enjoy it safely, it’s very important to properly maintain your system with regular fireplace and chimney cleaning. Structure fires originating from a chimney average over 25,000 per year, so regular cleanings are imperative. AEF Cleaning can reduce your risk of fire with regularly-scheduled chimney, fireplace and gas log cleaning and safety inspections. We can safely walk on both cedar shake and tile roofs, and while we normally run powerful cleaning brushes down from the top of the chimney, safety is our #1 priority. So if you have a steep rooftop above one story, or if weather is not favorable, cleaning will occur from the fireplace. In that case, we run powerful whip hoses up the chimney to clean creosote off chimney walls.
Creosote Build-up is the Problem
Creosote builds up in your chimney as a result of burning wood, especially if the wood was wet or the fire didn’t have enough oxygen. Creosote is flammable and can result in a chimney fire if the heat is high enough. Regular cleaning helps prevent creosote from building up to the point of creating a fire hazard.
Safety Inspections are Very Important
Our staff will inspect your chimney and fireplace for fire hazards, deterioration and potentially dangerous code violations. We can also diagnose water leaks and draft or smoke issues. It’s time for an inspection and cleaning if:
- There’s over 1/8” of soot buildup anywhere in the chimney system.
- You’ve burned more than a cord (4x4x8 stack) of wood since your last cleaning.
- You’re selling or buying a home with a wood-burning fireplace or stove.
Quality Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning in King & Pierce Counties
Serving Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, King County
and Pierce County