Chimney Sweeping for Wood Burning Systems – Wood Stoves
Wood Stoves are free standing wood burning systems. They often have a series of steel pipes that go through the wall and into the chimney. Inside the chimney they are often, and should be, connected to a steel liner going to the top of the chimney. Sometimes they are connected and sealed directly to the clay flue tiles of the chimney. Other types of wood stoves have a manufactured steel chimney running directly through the ceiling and roof of the house.
Cleaning Wood Stoves
The Main Sweeping and Cleaning, “How We Clean” section all applies. The information below is specific to Wood Stoves.
– The chimney is cleaned with the appropriate size, material, and type of brush, depending on the chimney and liner system, and the type of creosote in each situation.
– When the wood stove is attached through the wall with stove pipe, the pipes are removed, thoroughly brushed, vacuumed, and reinstalled.
– When the wood stove is attached to a chimney going straight through the roof the creosote falls directly into the stove.
– Like fireplace inserts, there are normally baffles or a damper in the firebox of the stove. We remove these to thoroughly clean and vacuum both the baffles and top area inside the wood stove.
– The wood stove is fully cleaned, brushed and vacuumed on the inside.
– Any glass in the door is cleaned and the stove surface is wiped down.
– If there is an ash drawer in the stove it is cleaned.
– All ashes, creosote, and debris are removed and taken with us.
– The area around the stove is swept and vacuumed.
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