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)
One of the main services we provide at Lindemann Chimney is the standard chimney cleaning. We have helped countless homeowners throughout the Lake Forest area and beyond, maintain a clean and healthy system through this one basic service. When speaking with new clients, we are happy to answer any concerns they may have about the process. It is yet another way we work to offer the best in customer care through our valued partnerships. Below are some of the most common chimney sweep questions our customers have.
Why is an annual chimney cleaning so important?
An annual chimney inspection is the best way to keep your chimney and fireplace safe to use and running efficiently. Even with minimal operation, the flue walls can get covered with a buildup of creosote, a natural byproduct of the wood-burning process. Creosote is a highly-flammable material, which left unaddressed, can lead to improper drafting, unpleasant odors and even dangerous chimney fires. A chimney sweep removes this buildup so that your system can burn cleanly once again.
What is included with a standard cleaning service?
Each of our standard cleaning services includes a complete sweep of the system using professional-grade brushes and other manual chimney cleaning equipment. Starting from the fireplace and working up, the process provides a comprehensive approach to your entire system. Each cleaning also includes a level 2 NFPA Inspection.
Who completes the service?
Lindemann Chimney Service is proud to have the most professional, highly-trained chimney sweep staff in the greater Chicago area. All of our technicians are nationally certified by the Chimney Institute of America (CSIA) and receive ongoing education throughout their entire career.
Will a chimney cleaning make a mess in my living space?
Lindemann Chimney Service takes many steps to create as little mess inside the home as possible. We use a special Triple HEPA Filter Vacuum to ensure the ash is disposed of properly and not entering your living space. Our team also utilizes drop cloths and other protective supplies to keep the dust and debris away. We take care in ensuring we always leave each home just as we found it, from the front door all the way to the hearth.
How long does it take to complete the service?
A typical service by one of our trained technicians often takes less time than what you may think. A thorough chimney cleaning can be completed in as little as one hour. Getting you back to your everyday life, our team strives to always be efficient while on the jobsite.
Can’t I just clean it myself?
While some homeowners have success completing this task on their own, many lack the skills, experience and tools necessary to complete the work. They also are not trained on what to look for when inspecting the system for signs of damage or problems inside the flue. Many homeowners find hiring a professional to complete the work not only ensures a thorough job is completed but also saves them the time and hassle of having to do it themselves.