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Ruchala Chimney Sweeping is a full-service chimney and fireplace restoration company.

We are nationally certified chimney professionals and use the most up-to-date sweeping methods and materials.

We install, clean and maintain chimney and fireplace systems, as well as evaluate and provide solutions for improving their performance.

Inspections

We inspect the readily accessible areas of the chimney in the living area and at the exterior of your home including the firebox, damper, and smoke chamber. Outside, we check to make sure the chimney cap meets code and does not restrict the draft. They also check for structural soundness and evidence of deterioration.

We also have the ability to use video equipment to look inside your chimney, and inspect the nooks and crannies. This allows us to find and manage small problems before they become big emergencies.

Cleaning

Chimney cleaning removes creosote in order to ensure safe operation and prevent deterioration. We use a guaranteed "no mess" cleaning method. First, we place tarps on the floor in front of the fireplace and in high traffic areas. The chimney is then cleaned from the bottom. We use specialized tools to clean the firebox, smoke chamber, damper, smoke shelf (behind the damper), and flue liner. This process can take anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour. The recommended yearly inspection will let you know if a cleaning is necessary.

Relining

liners

Ruchala Chimney Sweeping uses a variety of chimney liners. There are a number of chimney liners on the market today, and we use stainless or aluminum where needed, we select the best liner to meet your homes' particular needs.

Most liners are long, flexible tubes that fit right down your flue and are sealed at the top and attached to your heating appliance.  They increase the efficiency of your furnace or fireplace by increasing the draft, thus safely removing exhaust quickly and effortlessly.

liner installation

We will recommend the best liner for your heating system or fireplace, ensure that it is the correct size for the BTU output of your system, and determine the correct shape that will promote maximum efficiency. 

    

Chimney Cap Installation

racoonBirds, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals sometimes nest in chimneys and cause problems such as noise, smell and disease. Infestation occurs when animals move into chimneys, particularly chimneys without caps on them.

A professional chimney sweep can clean the chimney ridding it of animal nests, build up of creosote or any other problem causing an odor, but Installing a chimney cap will prevent animals from entering the chimney in the first place. A chimney cap will also stop water, (rain and snow) from entering the chimney, preventing water damage at the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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