A wood burning fireplace can make a house feel extra cozy in the winter months. The trouble is that when smoke goes up a chimney, it leaves soot, ash, and creosote behind. This isn’t just dirty and unpleasant–it’s downright unsafe!
We recommend that your chimney be inspected and cleaned out by a professional chimney sweep at least once a year. Neglecting this service can lead to soot inhalation, carbon monoxide leaks, and damaging chimney fires. Not to mention much costlier repairs in the future.
Chimney Cleaning Cost in NJ • At this point, you may be wondering what the cost will be to have a chimney sweep clean out your chimney. Here are some of the factors that can impact the price of inspection and cleaning.
Do you use your fireplace multiple times a week? Then you will need your chimney cleaned on a regular basis. It’s best to have a chimney sweep do an in-home assessment to determine exactly how often. Cleaning frequency will be the most important factor in the cost of your chimney maintenance.
Is your roof extra high or steep? Is it difficult to access with a ladder or climb on? If so, your chimney sweep may sometimes charge extra fees to get the job done. • This is because a chimney sweep must clean your chimney from both the inside and outside of your home. This can be a much bigger job if the height or slope of your roof is above the norm.
Has it been a long time since your last chimney inspection? If it’s been many years since your last cleaning and you use your fireplace pretty often, that will drive up the cost of the initial cleaning. If build-up has had time to solidify, it will be difficult to remove and may need a more extensive cleaning.
Each subsequent cleaning will be lower in cost, provided you maintain a regular schedule. For the sake of your safety and your wallet, don’t put off your annual chimney inspection.
Homeowner’s Hub Affiliates provide chimney inspections in the following New Jersey towns: Maplewood, West Orange, South Orange, Millburn, Short Hills, Summit, Livingston, Montclair. • You can schedule an appointment with a chimney sweep online directly from our Order a Service page.