Toronto is the largest city in Canada and was established at a time when solid fuel heating was the only way to heat your home. Wood heating and fireplaces have been a major part of residences in all neighbourhoods of Toronto; Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, Mimico, East York, Leaside, the Beach and many others!
A huge portion of Toronto’s original homes and even homes built right through the 1980s still have wood burning fireplaces, coal burning fireplaces, inserts and wood stoves that are used for heating or just ambiance. There is no comparison to a beautiful fire in a well-functioning fireplace on a cold winter day.
It is important to clean your chimney if you have been using it or if you don’t know the history of it.
One of our professional, courteous technicians will arrive at your home within a scheduled time frame so you won’t be kept waiting.
All of our equipment is set up on a blanket including a heavy duty vacuum which is operating the entire time we are working. Having the vacuum running the whole time makes it so that any soot coming down the chimney goes directly into the system.
An initial inspection is done to determine the flue size, soot build up and any visible problems.
Before cleaning the chimney, the grate and any existing ash is removed from the firebox.
The damper is opened or removed to allow access to the smoke chamber and smoke shelf.
While the damper is out we check it for deterioration or damage. When we reinstall it, we will make sure it is fitting and operating properly or advise if repairs are required.
Our technician will select the appropriate sized brush and connect it to a series of flexible fiberglass rods.
Working at fireplace level, our technician will push the brush up the flue by attaching as many rods as required until the brush reaches the top of the chimney. The cleaning procedure is repeated as the brush is brought down.
We will thoroughly clean the smoke chamber and firebox by hand using a stiff bristle brush. Then vacuum and shovel the smoke shelf.
We do a final clean up in the firebox, reinsert the grate and we’re finished until our next visit.
Contact us to set up an appointment.