Chimney Cleaning - Chimney Building and Repair


No one wants a dirty chimney! The Chimney won't function as well as it should. Wood-burning produces soot and creosote which leads to buildup inside the flue during usage. This needs to be removed every one to two years depending on use. Regular cleanings will prevent any harm to your chimney and will function and perform smoothly. Getting a chimney inspection is very imporant to achieving a clean clean chimney. Noticing problems such as a bad odor, smoke leaks or a tar substance forming on the inner walls of the chimney, a inspection would be recommended at this point. 


Using special rods, chimney brushes, hand tools and a high powered vacuum, Fireplace and Chimney Authority can effectively remove the soot build up and flaky creosote deposits. Most important, our technicians are instructed to keep your home tidy by taking steps like laying drop cloths and covering areas with tarps to ensure that no dust escapes during the process. 




Before and After view of chimney

Chimney Cleaning Services


Oil, soot and debris inside your chimney creates significant hazards including carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires. Fortunately, these dangers can easily be avoided by routine maintenance and inspection. An annual inspection by the experts at Quality Air will give you peace of mind knowing that your chimney is cleaned and in proper working order. With our terrific specials, chimney cleaning and repair has never been more affordable.

Some benefits for our chimney cleaning services include:

-Reduced risk of chimney fires
-Reduces or eliminates odors
-Helps to ensure that your chimney is structurally sound
-Ensures that your chimney is up to code
-Can increase the efficiency of your furnace (in case of clogs)


An annual chimney inspection performed by a qualified professional can help prevent carbon monixide intrusion as well as chimmey fires. Chimney Fires are capable of being very explosive, noisy and intense enough to be detected by neighbors or people passing by. Having an annual inspection performed by a qualified professional can help prevent carbon monoxide intrusion and will also prevent chimney fires from producing. Chimney’s that aren’t inspected annually can cause chimney fires, causing damage to the home and injuries to people.To prevent chimney fires, schedule an inspection today. 


Signs and Indications of a chimney fire can be detected as:

-  Loud cracking and popping noise.
-  A lot of dense smoke
-  Intense, hot smell 

Nine Signs that you have had a chimney fire in the past:

 

-          “Puffy” or “honey combed” creosote

-          Warped metal of the damper, metal smoke chamber connector pipe or factory-built metal chimney

-          Cracked or collapsed flue tiles, or tiles with large chunks missing

-          Discolored and/or distorted rain cap

-          Heat-damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney

-          Creosote flakes and pieces found on the roof or ground

-          Roofing material damaged from hot creosote

-          Cracks in exterior masonry

-          Evidence of smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners​ 


Chimney Fires are capable of being very explosive, noisy and intense enough to be detected by neighbors or people passing by. With Annual Chimney cleanings and inspections, these can be prevented. Our highly qualified chimney technicians are trained to do a thorough visual inspection to assess and determine the appropriate course of action for your chimney needs. Our innovative equipment is specially designed for each type of chimney to provide high quality service from a standard large masonry fireplace to a metal factory built chimney.


Fireplace & Chimney Authority has over 100 years of combined industry experience. We are the Midwest’s largest full-service chimney company from building, restoration, installation of gas or wood-burning appliances and chimney cleaning. We have two conveniently located showrooms, Elmhurst and Lisle, for you to browse and find the perfect fireplace, stove or barbecue grill for your family to enjoy.


In Need of Chimney Cleaning Services?


Contact us at (630)-279-8500 to set up an appointment today!


We look forward to working with you for all of your cleaning needs. Remember that all of our work is Satisfaction Guaranteed.


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