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CHIMNEY CLEANING BASICS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


We at Ageless Chimney have been providing chimney cleaning for many years to the residents of Barnum Island, NY. Our team recommends that you let our expert team handle your Barnum Island, NY Chimney despite the fact that you might be inclined to do the cleaning yourself. Learn what to expect when hiring Ageless Chimney for the first time to do chimney sweeping for you.

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How Often Should I Get My Chimney Swept?

This is probably the most common question we hear from new clients in Nassau County. The frequency of getting your chimney cleaning depends on a few variables. First, the size of your chimney, secondly the amount of soot that is produced. However, the general answer is that your chimney should be cleaned about every four years. Although that’s a pretty infrequent need, it is still very important. By keeping your chimney cleaned, you protect your family from harsh toxins that are released from soot that has built up over time.


There’s Safety in Sweeping!

As mentioned in the above paragraph, soot in your fireplace can be very harmful to your loved ones. By keeping your chimney in proper working order, by regular cleaning or chimney repair, you can keep your home toxin-free. Ageless Chimney is certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America, therefore we make sure we operate within all safety guidelines. Our priority is keeping you and your loved ones safe, so make sure you call us for a free estimate. We will make sure your home is a breathe-safe zone!

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What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Not only does Ageless Chimney pride itself on being one of the best chimney companies on Barnum Island, NY, we also like to act quickly and efficiently. When we come to your home to provide you with your free estimate, we will only need about half an hour of your time. If you are looking for a quick inspection, it is always a good idea to move any furniture away from the fireplace. If that isn’t possible, covering it up with a tarp is also wise. Make sure that the ladder, the soot hatch, or the sweeping hatch are as accessible as possible. One of our owners will first survey your fireplace and chimney before getting to work to determine what they have to do to properly clean your chimney. We will also put a drop cloth on the floor in front of the fireplace to protect the floor from potential dust and soot. 

What Happens When We Start Sweeping?

If you decide to hire Ageless Chimney in Nassau County, we can get to work right away. The actual chimney sweeping can either be performed from the roof, or from below through the fireplace. Done correctly, all of the dust, soot, and creosote will be contained and none should escape into the home. We will also utilize a professional vacuum to help with the cleanup. When the job is done, you should see no traces of soot or ash or signs that someone worked on or in your chimney. We will then tell you the condition of your chimney so that you are aware of any hazards, as well as how frequently to have your chimney inspected and cleaned. This is also a great time to ask any questions that you may have.

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Getting your chimney swept and inspected improves the quality of the air in your home, keeps your loved ones safe from toxins, and reduces your home’s fire risk. Ageless Chimney takes pride in providing the safest, most cost-effective cleaning procedures. Call us today at 516-795-1313!

Barnum Island is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 2,590 at the 2020 census. It occupies the eastern portion of an island situated between Long Island and Long Beach. That island, previously known in its entirety as Hog Island, consists entirely of the communities of Barnum Island, Island Park, and Harbor Island.

Previously called Hog Island, after the feral pigs introduced by early European explorers to the Native Americans, it was later renamed for Sarah Ann Baldwin Barnum. It was also sometimes called Jekyl Island, after the name of the development company that bought it from the county.

Between 1851 and 1870, Sarah Ann’s husband Peter owned large parcels of land on Long Island, though his primary business was a Manhattan clothier. Sarah Ann arranged the purchase of Hog Island for use as a “poor farm” – a self-supporting almshouse, a social innovation for that period, and the island was renamed in her honor.

Local lore connects the island’s name to P.T. Barnum, the circus impresario, but this is incorrect, and likely due to confusion between “PT” and “PC” (Peter C.).

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