Chimney Cleaning & Inspection | Chicago IL | Lindemann Chimney Service

When should your chimney be inspected?

  1. Any time you notice visible soot anywhere in your home
  2. Before each heating season
  3. Before installation of a new fuel burning appliance (furnace, hot water heater, etc.)
  4. Before purchasing a new home
  5. Immediately after a chimney or house fire
  6. If your home has been struck by lightening
  7. If your chimney has experienced impact (hit by a falling tree, etc.)
  8. If you notice staining on the inside or outside of your home in the vicinity of the chimney
  9. If the roof has been replaced

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Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping

Cleaning your chimney is essential to keeping them running properly and safely. Hiring a reputable chimney sweeping company is important when maintaining your chimney. If you notice a problem with your fireplace, such as bad odor, smoke leaks, or if you notice a tar like substance forming on the inner walls of the chimney, it’s time to have your chimney inspected by a professional. The tar like substance is called Creosote, which can accumulate in the flue, cause unpleasant odors, improper drafting and under certain circumstances, chimney fires. Creosote is unburned wood particles and condensed flue gasses that build up over time when chimneys have been neglected.

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How often should you get your chimney cleaned?

  • Every 36 fires or once a year, whichever comes first
  • When you purchase a pre-built home or dwelling

Lindemann Chimney Company offers safe and professional cleanings to all of our customers. Not only is the care of your chimney important to us, but so is the care of your home. To ensure that we are protecting your home from any damage, drop cloths will be used to protect all surface areas near the fireplace. Our technicians will then clean the entire system from the fireplace up, using professional brushes and equipment, along with the best chimney vacuum on the market, a Triple Hepa Filter Vacuum. This ensures that no dust or allergens enter the air in your home. Our cleaning services also include a level 2 NFPA Inspection.
All of our chimney technicians are nationally certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). They regularly attend continuing education classes and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations and technology related to our industry. Lindemann Chimney Company offers the most educated and knowledgeable chimney cleaning professionals in the field.


Chimney Inspections

Obstructions or blockages in your chimney can cause toxic fumes such as carbon monoxide, to enter your home. Regular chimney inspections can greatly reduce the risk of chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.
All of Lindemann Chimney Company’s inspections meet level 2 NFPA requirements and are performed by our nationally certified technicians. Learn more about the various types of chimney inspections. The internal portion of the inspection includes a video scan of the entire system, which includes the firebox, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, chimney flue and damper assembly. The technician will be very meticulous, 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 ensuring that the structure is sturdy, safe and keeping water and animals outside. They are also prepared to bring your fireplace and chimney into proper working order should any issues arise during the inspection. A thorough inspection allows home owners to enjoy their fireplaces all year-round.

Our certified technicians are prepared to bring your fireplace and chimney into proper working order should any issues arise during the inspection.

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