Cleaning the chimney – using chimney sweep or independently?

Brick on the rope will not clear us the chimney. How to start this operation? Mechanical cleaning or chemical? And can use the services of a professional? Do you know how much it costs to clean a chimney through a chimney sweep? Think about it well, because poorly cleaned or nieczyszczony chimney is a threat to our life and our loved ones.

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Chimney cleaning

Chimney cleaning and fire hazard

What happens if we do not clean the chimney? This will lead to the deposition of soot in the chimney, which eventually becomes inflamed, in extreme cases even causing a chimney and a fire in the house.

The regulation provides for cleaning the chimney with a solid fuel boiler at least four times a year. It should be, because the hotel is in constant terrain. It is best to clean the chimney four times during the heating season (and if it is back, the whole year of water – clean the chimney in summer). It is nothing that when we look from the roof, the chimney seems to be clean. Soot first settles on the bottom, and we will not see this from the mountain. Well, the first time to clean the chimney in the fall, before the start of the heating season, and the last time in the spring, after the end of the season. To clean the chimney is best to choose such a windy and not very frosty day when there is no snow.

Chimney cleaning

How to take care of the chimney? We need the appropriate tools, first of all kominiarskiej brushes. Let’s buy one that is tightly installed in the section of our chimney. Can not be such a brush to do yourself, or used to clean the chimney with household rags or brushes and druciaków.

If the chimney is rectangular, the brush should also be rectangular. If there is no such on sale, we will buy a big round szczotę, and then przytnijmy with her scissors to the desired shape. In a specialized store kominiarskim buy a wire brush for cleaning brick chimneys and liners made of heat-resistant steel or a brush made of plastic for acid-resistant steel pipes. You should not save on costs, because the equipment immediately bought serve for years.

Cleaning the chimney – using chimney sweep or independently?

We will need more kilkukilogramowy goods, that is, the so-called ball. It should be well attached to the brush. Experts say that even more important is the reliable attachment of the link to the brush, so that it does not break even if the brush is stuck in the more tight point of the chimney.

To do this, you need a few more meters of steel cable with a thickness of at least 3 mm. We will also need a bucket on the soot. Useful work clothes with gloves, and in the case of steep roofs – seat belts. A good idea is to prepare yourself another flashlight and mirror. A dust mask is also useful.

We start cleaning the chimney with the preparation of the boiler room. It is best to take out everything that can get dirty. The rest of the premises is well secured with a painting film. Now the eyebrow, the pipe connecting the chimney with the stove, and the hole in the wall is exactly zatykamy. There, too, all the holes and holes in the furnace.

Now we can go to the roof. First, it is worth dedicating a flashlight deep into the chimney to check if nothing blocks its departure – birds could build a nest in our chimney. If everything is in order, let in, brush with a load. Proper cleaning is as follows: we are developing several meters of fishing line, and at the end of it we devote, for example, to the antenna mast. We lower the brush with the load into the pipe, having gloves on hands. Szczotkujemy chimney several times along the entire length. Then we go to the boiler room, odsłońmy flue inlet, and choose from the gastro-soot, which fell there. We must carefully open the leaching and carefully choose what gets out of it. Only when the soot has ceased to go out by itself, will we begin to pick it up with a spatula. It is better to close the remaining holes, because more soot can suddenly fall from the top of the channel. After cleaning the cleaning holes, close the hole again and return to the roof. Again several times szczotkujemy chimney, especially its lower part. After this we return and again we reveal the leaching to remove the next portion of soot. With the help of a mirror, make sure that the chimney is not blocked – we should see a reflection of the sky. After completing this task, we already connect the chimney to the boiler. Now we are waiting for cleaning the boiler room. When cleaning the ash, remember not to use a household vacuum cleaner, as soot can damage it. to take off another batch of soot. With the help of a mirror, make sure that the chimney is not blocked – we should see a reflection of the sky. After completing this task, we already connect the chimney to the boiler. Now we are waiting for cleaning the boiler room. When cleaning the ash, remember not to use a household vacuum cleaner, as soot can damage it. to take off another batch of soot. With the help of a mirror, make sure that the chimney is not blocked – we should see a reflection of the sky. After completing this task, we already connect the chimney to the boiler. Now we are waiting for cleaning the boiler room. When cleaning the ash, remember not to use a household vacuum cleaner, as soot can damage it.

Cleaning the chimney – using chimney sweep or independently?

What about soot? This is pure coal, do not throw it away – it can be gradually dosypywać for each smoking.

Once a year przeczyśćmy also vents. It is enough to let the goods on the line to confirm the passage of channels. Once a year it is necessary to exercise control, a technical qualified chimney sweep with a championship diploma.

Chemical chimney cleaning

On the market there are preparations for the chemical cleaning of chimneys. These are catalysts for burning soot, as a rule, non-flammable and non-explosive. Their use eliminates black smoke and reduces emissions of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. Due to the use of such drugs, according to manufacturers, there is no need to mechanically clean the soot from the boilers. These measures eliminate the downtime associated with cleaning the furnace from deposits and reduce the frequency of soot ignition in the chimney.

Catalysts significantly accelerate the combustion of soot formed in the chimney pipes. Substances contained in the bags under the influence of high temperature sublimują and obtained from exhaust gases catalyze the burning of slags, thus cleaning the chimneys.

Such drugs are used for prophylaxis (once every few weeks) or to eliminate the effects of low effectiveness of highly contaminated furnaces. Recall, however, that in case of large pollution it is much safer to mechanically clean the chimney.

How much does chimney cleaning through a chimney sweep cost?

A professional chimney sweep ensures proper construction and technical condition of the entire heating system and chimney provides. He may even notice subtle signs of approaching problems with the pipe. It is worth checking the credentials of the person who comes to us as a chimney sweep. This specialist will have a chimney sweeper certificate (although occasional chimney cleaning may also be done by a chimney sweeper apprentice) and must belong to Kominiarzy Polish Corporation.

How much does chimney cleaning cost? From a few dozen to two hundred gold. Price varies depending on the region of Poland.

Services around the chimney are necessary if we want to use insurance. In case of fire, if we do not show evidence of the work of a chimney sweep on our flow, we cannot receive compensation. A professional chimney sweep will also tell us that we do not need a szlamowanie chimney, which means its compaction.