Maintain Chimney Health With Chimney Sweepings & Inspections From the Team at Frechette Chimney

Many homeowners are diligent about keeping an eye on the efficiency and overall state of their chimney and fireplace. This is good practice, as it ensures any masonry damages, missing chimney components, or signs of inefficiency (like smoke backup, low heat, etc.) are addressed ASAP.

That being said, relying only on your own insights isn’t enough when it comes to chimney maintenance. We’re happy to answer your questions, keep you educated and up to date, and advise you on what to watch out for, but even the most knowledgeable homeowner is going to miss things – especially if the damages are hidden deep within the flue. That’s why relying on a team of professionals for yearly inspections and regular maintenance is a must! We have the tools, experience, and training to see things that aren’t easily visible or obvious. And when we spot problems, we have the tools, experience, and training to solve them.

We Offer 3 Levels of Chimney Inspections

There’s a wide range of services we can help you with, but all service starts with a chimney inspection. It’s like a baseline health check that provides a complete view of what’s going on with your chimney system. That way, we can customize your service to your needs. One of the great things about working with us is that our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)- certified experts can perform all three levels of chimney inspections as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Whatever state your chimney is in (whether it’s riddled with storm damage, seems to be experiencing a couple of hiccups here and there, or appears to be fine, but you want to be sure), we can help.

Here’s the lowdown on what each level of inspection entails:

  • Level 1 Inspections: Do you invest in inspections every year? If yes, then it’s likely a level 1 inspection is all you’ll need. As long as your chimney system hasn’t experienced any major damages and you haven’t recently switched fuel types or made any other major changes, this overview should be sufficient. Essentially, our experts will look over all readily accessible parts of the chimney, ensuring no damages are present, and we’ll make sure your creosote levels aren’t high. If all is well, you’ll be good to go!
  • Level 2 Inspections: Level 2 inspections are more exhaustive and require the use of high-tech video equipment to get an in-depth and up-close look at every inch of your flue. These inspections are required when buying or selling a home, as well as after any big storms or natural disasters. Have you changed fuel types, invested in a restoration or rebuild, or experienced a chimney fire? Level 2 inspections are a necessity here, too. If you’re in need of one, be sure to trust in our team for it all – we’re known for our thorough evaluations, guaranteeing safer chimney use and smoother home transactions every time!
  • Level 3 Inspections: When we know there are issues that can’t be uncovered with a level 2 inspection, various components of your chimney may need to be removed to get the most accurate analysis. This is a level 3 inspection. Level 3 inspections aren’t nearly as common, but they’re still really important and necessary. And we’re proud to have the qualifications to offer them!
Chimney full of Creosote needing Removal

Frechette Chimney – Creosote Removal

Are Your Creosote Levels Too High? A Sweeping Is in Order

Did one of our inspections reveal dangerous amounts of creosote in your flue? Then, a sweeping is next on the to-do list! Creosote is highly flammable, and having a lot of it means an increased risk of chimney fire. Chimney fires put your system through a lot, and the damage they cause could lead to house fires, gas leaks, smoke exposure, and other hazards. But never fear because our reliable crew will remove all creosote during a chimney sweeping. Whether you have a light layer or more stubborn creosote buildup, we’ll do the job quickly, safely, and without mess. And when we’re done, you’ll be ready to enjoy a safer, more relaxing fireside experience during your upcoming burning season.

Professional, Courteous & Here for York County Residents

At Frechette Chimney, we’re all about putting your needs and safety first. We’ve been serving this community for over 40 years, and you won’t find a team that prioritizes your needs like we do – that’s why our customers keep coming back. We’ve been a part of this area for well over two decades, so we know what citizens throughout York County, Cumberland County, Strafford County, and Rockingham County are looking for in the sweeps they hire. We have high standards and pride ourselves on not only providing exceptional services, but keeping our customers educated and informed as well. And as a family-owned business, our priorities lie with what’s best for the homeowner. Whether you’re new to working with us or you’ve been a customer from day one, you can count on us.

Ready to cross chimney and fireplace care off your to-do list? Call 207-608-0564 now to schedule an appointment. We’re excited to serve you!


Frechette Chimney is standing by to take care of any chimney repairs you need, so get in touch!