Most people never really think of their chimney as something that needs regular maintenance. You use your fireplace or stove for a season and then it warms up and the fireplace is an after thought. The fact of the matter is that your chimney needs and requires regular maintenance to ensure that it will function properly. Think about this. You are going to start a fire in your home and you are just assuming that everything is safe and that it will function the way that it was intended to. Don’t you want to be sure that it is safe to use!

Your chimney is exposed to the outside elements 365 days a year. The weather is hard on chimneys and a lot of things can change in one year. All it takes is one crack like this this one to cause a major fire in your home. This is why it is so important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned on an annual basis! Cracks like these will be found during an inspection and cleaning. We will let you know what we find, show you pictures and give you options so that you can safely use your fireplace again. This chimney is not safe to use. If an ash or ember were to get in one of these cracks it could spell major problems! Along with the threat of the possibility of an ash or ember getting through these cracks you also must realize that carbon monoxide can also escape through these cracks and seep into your home. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that with prolonged exposure can be fatal.

We want to keep you and your family safe and that is why we preach about all aspects of fire safety and we want to educate you about the hidden dangers in your home. You are expecting your fireplace to work safely, and we want to make sure that it does. When I first started my career as a firefighter over 11 years ago I quickly realized that in order for people to be safe from fires they have to be educated about where the fire hazards are and how to prevent them from happening. I carry this attitude and knowledge over to Sweeps & Ladders and we want to educate you about fire safety and how to prevent chimney fires from happening in your home.

I will take the time to answer all of your questions and help you understand how your chimney works and what hidden dangers to look for! You trust me as a fireman to put the fires out when they occur. I want to educate you and work with you to prevent them from ever happening.

Sweeps & Ladders is your full service chimney and dryer vent company. We perform chimney cleans in the entire Middle Tennessee area as well as masonry repairs, dryer vent cleans just to name a few. If you live anywhere in Middle Tennessee, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Spring Hill, Fairview, Dickson or any other Middle Tennessee community and you need your chimney cleaned or inspected give us a call and we will help keep you safe!

PS- If you think of anything that you would like to discuss concerning chimneys or dryer vents let me know and we can cover the subject!

Tommy Nelms

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