- Why Lindemann?
We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Chimney cleanings are an essential part of keeping the system efficient and safe for use. Creosote, a byproduct of burning wood, accumulates in the flue and can cause unpleasant odors, improper drafting and even chimney fires. We recommend getting your chimney cleaned every 36 fires (about a face cord of wood).
Our chimney technicians are nationally certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). They regularly attend continuing education classes and seminars to stay abreast of the latest innovations and technology related to our industry. We offer you the best educated and most knowledgeable chimney cleaning professionals in their field.
Chimney sweeping is done with brushes and other manual chimney cleaning equipment. The technician will clean the entire system from the fireplace up.
Prior to starting the cleaning, the technician will use drop cloths to protect the surfaces in the area around the fireplace. We also use a Triple Hepa Filter Vacuum, the best on the market, to make sure no dust or allergens enter the air in your home.
Every cleaning includes a level 2 NFPA Inspection.
Regular chimney inspections greatly reduce the risk of chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in the home, as well as diagnose potential issues before they require costly repairs.
All of our inspections meet level 2 NFPA requirements and are performed by our nationally certified technicians. Learn more about the various levels of chimney inspections here.
The internal portion of the inspection includes a video scan of the entire system (firebox, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, chimney flue and damper assembly). The technician is looking for obstructions, cracks in the clay tiles, absence of liner, signs of moisture and anything else that would make the chimney unsafe for use.
The external portion of the inspection focuses on the integrity of the chimney cover, crown, flashing and brick and mortar. The technician is making sure the structure is sturdy, safe and keeping water and animals outside.
• Any time you notice visible soot anywhere in your home
• Before each heating season
• Before installation of a new fuel burning appliance (furnace, hot water heater, etc.)
• Before purchasing a new home
• Immediately after a chimney or house fire
• If your home has been struck by lightening
• If your chimney has experienced impact (hit by a falling tree, etc.)
• If you notice staining on the inside or outside of your home in the vicinity of the chimney
• If the roof has been replaced
Our certified technicians are prepared to bring your fireplace and chimney into proper working order should any issues arise during the inspection.