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Providing Quality, Professional Services.

Since 1984

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Thanks for Your Interest in Ash Chimney Sweeps Inc.

We've Been Providing Chimney Cleaning Services since 1984 and We look Forward To Fulfilling Your Chimney Needs.

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Our Services




When Ash Chimney Sweeps attends your home, all of the mess free work is completed by professional technicians using modern equipment and is fully insured and covered by WSIB.

Chimney Cleaning Services



FIREPLACE CLEANING

A canvas tarp will be placed on the floor in front of the fireplace. All equipment is placed on the tarp, including our industrial-power vacuum that is outfitted with a HEPA filter. From the roof, the technician will scrape the chimney flue with the proper-sized brush.

While on the roof the technician will examine the chimney and roof area including the flashing, chimney crown, roof tiles and eavestrough. Back inside, the damper plate will be removed, where possible, to hand-brush and vacuum the smoke chamber walls and the smoke shelf. The damper is re-installed. Finally, ashes in the firebox are bagged for your disposal in the trash, or if available, in the compost/green bin.


WOOD STOVE CLEANING

A canvas tarp will be placed on the floor in front of the fireplace. All equipment is placed on the tarp, including our industrial-power vacuum that is outfitted with a HEPA filter. From the roof, the technician will scrape the chimney flue with the proper sized brush.

While on the roof the technician will examine the chimney and roof area including the flashing, chimney crown, roof tiles and eavestrough. If the unit has a cleanout door, the technician will remove any soot that is there. All stove and breech pipes will be hand brushed and vacuumed individually. The inside of the stove, including baffle plates and catalytic combustors will be hand-brushed and vacuumed. Finally, ashes in the firebox are bagged for your disposal in the trash, or if available, compost/green bin.


FURNACE CHIMNEY CLEANING:

Gas Furnace Chimneys

All natural gas venting systems should be examined regularly. Cleaning of these chimneys and vents is generally not required unless deposits due to malfunction or animal nesting. The cleaning is then similar to that of a wood stove.

Oil Furnace Chimneys

All oil venting systems should be examined regularly. Cleaning is recommended every few years or upon malfunction and/or animal nesting. The cleaning procedure is similar to that of a wood stove.


Additional Services



MASONRY CROWN SEALANT

Chimney crowns or drip caps are designed to channel moisture away from the bricks of a chimney. Unfortunately this area breaks down with age and if left unattended, damage to the chimney damage to the chimney increases with freezing and thawing. A sealant that is applied to the crown keeps moisture out, increasing chimney life.


TYPE "B" VENT CHIMNEY

Type “B” Gas Vent is maintenance free if installed following the manufacturer's instructions and codes. All visible components should be examined yearly, looking for damage and wear. Cleaning is not necessary under normal operations, but maybe required if recommended by the heating contractor because of malfunction or nesting. It is recommend to paint the portion of the "B" vent that will be exposed to the elements above the roof line to stop rusting.


W.E.T.T. Examinations

W.E.T.T. Examinations of wood burning systems are performed by W.E.T.T. Certified Technicians. These examinations are because of orders from the Fire Department or Insurance Company and Real Estate agents or consumer inquiries. The examination investigates all accessible areas of the system inside the building and on the roof, to determine if manufacturer's and/or building codes have been followed during installation. A detailed report with digital images is provided.


FLUE TILE REPLACEMENT

The top ceramic flue tile is under substantial pressure from poor quality rain covers bolted to it, freeze thaw action, extreme temperature changes and improper installation. These factors can cause damage and code requires replacement. We will remove the damaged tile and damaged tile and install a new tile to code. If multiple flue tiles are damaged more extensive repairs will be required.


OTHER REPAIRS

Broken dampers, wood stove flue pipes, fire bricks, and kitchen/dryer vent flaps just to name a few are some of the repairs that we can also accomplish on a case by case assessment.

Animal Removal:

Although all types of flying and climbing animals have been found in chimneys, the most common are birds, squirrels and raccoons. Ash Chimney Sweeps has plenty of experience in removing them from chimneys and each situation is tackled on a case-by-case basis.

SQUIRRELS

Since squirrels have the ability to climb anywhere, chimneys and vents make perfect nesting locations. They can quickly block the chimney causing smoke or other dangerous furnaces fumes to come back into the house. Furthermore, squirrels left in the chimney can have their young and can become trapped causing maggots (which turn into flies) and other unpleasant smells.

Not only is the chimney their home, but it is also their toilet.

Caution must be used when handling squirrels, as they can be infected with lice, fleas, and chiggers. Squirrels also run, jump and bite!

The Ministry of Natural Resources, The Humane Society as well as industry leaders forbid animal relocation; therefore, animals are re-released in the area found unharmed.


RACCOONS

Chimneys make perfect homes for raccoons to live because they are dark and out of the way of predators. Raccoons left in the chimney will have their babies and possibly become trapped, causing maggots and other unpleasant consequences such as terrible smells.

They will also use the chimney as a toilet. Caution must be used when handling Raccoons as they can be infected with fleas, roundworm, canine distemper, parvovirus and rabies.

The Ministry of Natural Resources, The Humane Society as well as industry leaders forbid animal relocation; therefore, animals are re-released in the area found unharmed.

Call us today!

Dundas
(905) 628-0227

Oakville
(905) 827-9555

Burlington
(905) 333-0292

Kitchener
(519) 749-7913

Guelph
(519) 824-9940

Cambridge
(519) 651-9024

Hamilton
(905) 548-0895

Brantford
(519) 757-0900

Dundas
(905) 628-0227

Oakville
(905) 827-9555

Burlington
(905) 333-0292

Kitchener
(519) 749-7913

Guelph
(519) 824-9940

Cambridge
(519) 651-9024

Hamilton
(905) 548-0895

Brantford
(519) 757-0900