Chimney Sweeping – Not a Do-It-Yourself Job


There are so many things you do to get your home ready for the holidays. There’s cleaning, preparing food, trimming the tree, and wrapping the gifts. However, there’s something else that should be done well in advance. That is making sure that your chimney and fireplace are clean and in good repair. You may be thinking that this is a job that you can do yourself. Well, truth be told, you probably can. But before you go into this task thinking it’s a piece of cake, think again! As a do-it-yourself job? It’s messy, labor intensive, and you’ll want special cleaning equipment and protective devices for yourself. Not to mention making sure your house stays clean. Also, if you’re afraid of heights, then you really want to rethink this.

Chimney Sweeping - Not a Do-It-Yourself Job - Aurora IL - Pozzi Chimney SweepCall in the Professionals

When you want a job done right, you need to call the right people for the job. That means Pozzi Chimney Sweep. The expert technicians at Pozzi are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified and know exactly what to look for when inspecting your chimney. They also know how to clean your chimney. This way you know that your family will be safe and sound through the long winter season.

Over years of fireplace use, your chimney can amass large quantities of creosote. When you burn firewood in your fireplace, gases are released up your chimney and into the outside air. These gases include smoke, water vapor, hydrocarbon, assorted minerals, and unburned wood particles. As they flow up your chimney, they can settle on the cooler interior of your chimney, resulting in a buildup called creosote. This substance is extremely flammable, so the real danger here is chimney fire. Creosote removal is a difficult task, and it’s important that the person who removes the creosote is knowledgeable about the process.

What to Look for in a Chimney Sweep

According to Angie’s List, there are certain questions you should ask before hiring a chimney sweep. How long has this company been in business? Can the chimney sweep company provide references from previous customers? And most importantly, are the sweeps CSIA certified?
It’s already been stated that the technicians at Pozzi Chimney Sweep are CSIA certified, but how about the other questions? Pozzi Chimney Sweep has been in business for five years, and has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2012, 2013, and 2014. You can read the testimonials of many of their satisfied customers at the Pozzi Chimney Sweep website, and you can also give us a call or contact us online. We will be happy to provide you with references.

CSIA Certification

You may be asking yourself, how important it is to hire a chimney sweep that is CSIA certified? When you consider that it is the safety of your family and your home that you are thinking about, it doesn’t take long to realize one thing: You need a company that hires sweeps that have taken the time to secure extra training and certification. As Jeff Rossen from the Rossen Report concludes, “The best advice? Experts say: Look for companies with techs certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.”

So, if you’re looking for professional, knowledgeable service, the place to turn is Pozzi Chimney Sweep!