German Chimney Sweep
Chimney sweeps have been around for 500 years. The first chimney sweeps were appointed by the community to help to eliminate the fire danger. The Chimney Sweeping job was a disgusting dangerous job that no one wanted to do. In London England a couple hundred years ago they used orphans to clean chimneys. In Germany you are mandated to clean the chimney just 60 years ago. The German master chimney sweep was an employee of the government. He would walk down the street and right on your doorstep with chalk the day that he was going to clean your system. It was the homeowner responsibility to protect the inside of their home. The chimney sweeps would go along the rooftop and brushed the soot from the top down to the bottom. Wow! What a big mess it would be if you did not cover up the opening of the fireplace. That’s not true in today’s world.
We still cleaned the soot and creosote the same way. With brushes and rods but now we have the ability to do it from the bottom up or the top down. We now use powerful vacuum systems with ultra fine filters to control and capture any dust. We take great pride in making sure that your home is clean and safe.
We cleaned the fireplace system to make it safe for burning.
- We come in and lay down cloth parts to protect the floor and surrounding area. We set up an industrial vacuum system to control any dust.
- The next step is to set up the cleaning tools. Drop light, hand brushes, scrapers, chimney rods and chimney brush.
- After cleaning the system we do a visual safety inspection and carefully clean the area. This process typically takes 45 minutes.
This is the most common way to clean a fireplace system.