Don’t Forget to Have Your Boiler Cleaned This Year!

In the chimney industry, you hear more about fireplaces that you do oil-fired boilers, but maintaining your boiler is just as important as taking care of your fireplace. Not only does your boiler need to be professionally cleaned and serviced annually, its chimney also needs to be swept and inspected by technicians who have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). All Seasons Chimney is proud to provide chimney maintenance services from CSIA-certified chimney sweeps for boilers. We would like to tell you more about why it is so important to have your boiler and its chimney cleaned and inspected once a year by certified professionals.

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Why is it so important to have my boiler and its chimney professionally cleaned?

Even though you do not actually see it as you do in a fireplace, combustion is occurring whenever your boiler is working. Your boiler heats your home by pumping a mist of oil fuel to ignite flames via ignition electrodes. During the cold, winter months, your boiler works hard to keep your home warm, and the continuous use of this oil-fired appliance creates an excess of soot that sticks to the walls of the chimney. The buildup of soot can fall from the walls to the base of the chimney or even back into the boiler. This can lead to the overproduction of carbon monoxide, which can be forced back into your home if soot is blocking the flue of the chimney or standing in the base of the chimney.

The oil company sends a technician every year to service my boiler. Do I still need a chimney cleaner?

According to the CSIA, people commonly think the oil service technician also takes care of the chimney, but this is not true. Although he or she will clean the base of the chimney and brush the connector pipes, the rest of the chimney will be ignored. Your oil service technician may even tell you your entire boiler system is okay without even looking at the interior or exterior of the chimney. All Seasons Chimney knows that the chimney needs to be inspected at the roof, as well as its interior and exterior. We will remove the accumulated soot and inspect the whole chimney to be sure no damage, including blockages, has occurred. If we do find any damage, we can repair it to make your boiler system work efficiently and safely again.

Don’t neglect your boiler this year! Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment for a chimney sweeping and inspection today.