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The reason your chimney
needs a chimney sweep
is because the smoke
produced by your fire has
tiny unburned but
flammable solid particles
and oils from the wood
which adhere to the walls
of your chimney flue
called soot.
 This soot is what
we take out of the chimney during
a chimney cleaning.  Over time the
Chimney Sweep Chimney Clean Diagram Jacksonville Florida
soot in your chimney is refined by heat and becomes an extremely flammable material
called creosote.  A lot of people don't realize the creosote in their chimney is flammable,
and all it takes is a tine spark or ember to ignite the creosote and start a
chimney fire, where the actual walls of your chimney flue are on fire.  Chimney fires burn
at over 2,000 degrees and can easily spread to the rest of your house.  You need a
chimney sweep to remove the creosote from your chimney flue.  Chimneys and pipes
like the ones on wood stoves are designed for smoke to pass through at relatively low
temperatures; they are not built to withstand chimney fires which can burn at 2,000
degrees.  A chimney fire can collapse a masonry chimney by destroying the mortar.  In a
pre-fab chimney the high heat can cause the metal to warp or separate allowing the fire
to spread to the rest of your home.  Soot build up in your chimney also reduces the flow
of air out of the chimney flue and the chance of smoke coming back in the house is
increased.  Soot that is left on the walls of your chimney flue after extensive use
hardens into extremely flammable and corrosive third stage creosote.   Only a chimney
sweep can remove the soot from the chimney flue.  Even in Jacksonville, FL where
chimneys are not used as often soot can build up in your chimney flue over time and
one spark can cause a chimney fire that can start a house fire.  For safety's sake have a
chimney sweep clean and inspect your chimney and fireplace every year.*  
Chimney Flue
Build Up
Just one
little ember
Starts a
chimney fire.
Besides cleaning your chimney a chimney sweep will also perform a chimney
inspection.  It is good to have the condition of your chimney checked every year by a
chimney sweep to make sure your chimney is in safe condition and that the top seal of
your chimney is in good condition to protect your home from the elements.  The
chimney sweep will be checking to make sure that your chimney is safe for burning
fires, including if your chimney needs a chimney sweep.  If your chimney doesn't need a
chimney sweep Ash Away Chimney Sweep will not perform a chimney sweep and will
not charge you for the chimney sweep, only for the chimney inspection.  The chimney
sweep will also check up on the roof and make sure that your chimney is sealed and
secure from the elements.  The chimney sweep is checking for rust and general
deterioration on the chimney parts on top of your house to make sure there is no where
on your chimney where water can visibly leak into your home.  The chimney sweep will
also check to see how energy efficient your chimney is.  The chimney sweep will make
sure that your chimney's damper properly closes your chimney and doesn't allow air
conditioning to escape out of your chimney.  An open, broken or missing chimney
damper is like leaving two windows wide open.  A properly installed chimney damper
can save $30-$40 off your Jacksonville, FL utility bill every month.*   
A chimney sweep is affordable maintenance on your home.  There's no reason to forget about your chimney, even in
Jacksonville, FL where we don't use our fireplaces and chimneys as often as colder states.  A chimney needs to be cleaned by a
chimney sweep at least once a year, more depending on use.  Even if you don't use your chimney you should get a chimney inspection
every other year.  And if you don't use your chimney often, you would be surprised how a few fires in the fireplace can add up.  Most
people don't realize how many times they have used their chimney between chimney cleanings.  All those "let's have a fire in the
fireplace just this once" adds up.  Also chimney parts up top can rust over time causing damage to your home or unsafe chimney
burning conditions.  Rusty or broken chimney dampers can allow expensive air conditioning and heat to leak out of your home, and in
Jacksonville, FL we worry a lot about lowering our air conditioning bill.  It is much more affordable to repair your chimney damper than to
pay those expensive utility bills every month.   A maintained chimney adds comfort, charm and lots of resale value to your home - home
buyers love a wood burning fireplace.  A chimney is either a forgotten hole in your roof or a well maintained asset to your home.  Don't  
just hope,
know your chimney is maintained, safe and not costing you extra money.  Call today for your affordable yearly chimney
inspection from a professional chimney sweep.*
Not maintaining your chimney is much more costly than an affordable chimney sweep.  Don't let tough
economic times here in Jacksonville, FL tempt you to put off your yearly chimney cleaning and chimney inspection by a chimney sweep.   
Even small water leaks from your chimney top can rot away your wood and drywall.  Broken chimney dampers let air conditioning blow
money right out of your house through your chimney!  Cracks in the chimney flue allow poisonous gases like carbon monoxide to seep
from smoke in your chimney into your home.  Dangerous soot and creosote build up in your chimney puts your family and home at risk
of fire and the unspeakable.  The most affordable way to handle these conditions is to make sure they don't happen in the first place
with an affordable chimney sweep.  Have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a chimney sweep today.  Of course cost is an
important factor for all of us.  Ash Away Chimney Sweeps serving Jacksonville, FL have several chimney discounts and chimney
coupons you can use to make a chimney sweep even more affordable on our chimney discounts and chimney coupons page.  But the
best value to you that makes your chimney sweep the most affordable is our group chimney sweep rate.  Get together with friends and
family living nearby.  The more chimneys that need a chimney sweep in an area the less we need to charge for each chimney cleaning.  
So if you need your chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweep, then chances are some of your friends and family need to have
their chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweep as well.  Why not get together and all of you can save on having your chimney
cleaned by a chimney sweep.  If you all need a chimney sweep why not work together to make the chimney sweep more affordable?  If
you know someone who needs an affordable chimney sweep they probably know someone who needs an affordable chimney sweep,
who in turn knows someone else who needs an affordable chimney sweep...  That's a great deal, like a super coupon!  Ash Away
Chimney Sweeps also offer Jacksonville, FL chimney coupons for individual homes.  There is a coupon to save on your chimney
sweep, or a coupon to save on your dryer vent cleaning when you have a chimney sweep, and a coupon for your chimney repairs.  We
also have a coupon that offers a chimney sweep discount to Jacksonville FL's senior citizens.  And to thank our military for their service
we have a coupon that offers them a chimney sweep discount as well.  Use our chimney coupons found on our chimney coupons and
chimney discounts page or get together with your friends and family to have your  chimneys cleaned by a chimney sweep at an even
greater discount making a chimney sweep even more affordable..  Chimney maintenance is an affordable way to care for your home. *
Ash Away Chimney Sweeps is a full service chimney care provider offering chimney cleanings and chimney inspections, minor chimney
repairs, and major chimney restorations.  The most common chimney repairs we perform in Jacksonville, FL are repairs to the chimney
top.  We repair or replace chimney caps; we repair or replace chimney chase pans; we repair chimney crowns, we repair or replace
chimney dampers; we repair chimney flues and we repair more.  Major restorations include repairs to the chimney flue or if the chimney
flue is beyond repair we can reline the chimney with a new stainless steel chimney flue, we repair old mortar on the exterior of the
chimney that over time wears away and allows water to damage your chimney causing unsafe conditions that require more repairs.  
When we perform a chimney repair we use the best materials available made of lasting materials like stainless steel and aluminum
whenever proper and safe to assure that your chimney repair will last as long as possible, and in some cases we give lifetime
guarantees that they will not rust and will not come off your chimney in any weather less than hurricane or tornado. *

Ash Away Chimney Sweeps service Jacksonville, FL.
 We Are The Best For No Mess!
* Every chimney repair is unique.  These statements should not be
construed to constitute any kind of implied or express warranty.
1650-302 Margaret Street #118
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 379-2185
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