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We at Ageless Chimney have been providing chimney cleaning for many years to the residents of Battery Park City, NY. Our team recommends that you let our expert team handle your Battery Park City, 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.
How Often Should I Get My Chimney Swept?
This is probably the most common question we hear from new clients in New York 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!
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
Not only does Ageless Chimney pride itself on being one of the best chimney companies on Battery Park City, 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 New York 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.
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!
Battery Park City is a mainly residential 92-acre (37 ha) planned community and neighborhood on the west side of the southern tip of the island of Manhattan in New York City. It is bounded by the Hudson River on the west, the Hudson River shoreline on the north and south, and the West Side Highway on the east. The neighborhood is named for The Battery, formerly known as Battery Park, located directly to the south.
Throughout the 19th century and early-20th century, the area adjoining today’s Battery Park City was known as Little Syria with Lebanese, Greeks, Armenians, and other ethnic groups. In 1929, the land was the proposed site of a $50,000,000 residential development that would have served workers in the Wall Street area. The Battery Tower project was left unfinished after workers digging the foundation ran into forty feet of old bulkheads, sunken docks, and ships. Construction was halted and never restarted.
By the late-1950s, the once-prosperous port area of downtown Manhattan was occupied by a number of dilapidated shipping piers, casualties of the rise of container shipping which drove sea traffic to Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. The initial proposal to reclaim this area through landfill was offered in the early-1960s by private firms and supported by the mayor. That plan became complicated when Governor Nelson Rockefeller announced his desire to redevelop a part of the area as a separate project. The various groups reached a compromise, and in 1966 the governor unveiled the proposal for what would become Battery Park City. The creation of architect Wallace K. Harrison, the proposal called for a ‘comprehensive community’ consisting of housing, social infrastructure and light industry. The landscaping of the park space and later the Winter Garden was designed by M. Paul Friedberg.
In 1968, the New York State Legislature created the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) to oversee development. Rockefeller named Charles J. Urstadt as the first chairman of the authority’s board that year. He then served as the chief executive officer from 1973 to 1978. Urstadt later served as the authority’s vice chair from 1996 to 2010. The New York State Urban Development Corporation and ten other public agencies were also involved in the development project. For the next several years, the BPCA made slow progress. In April 1969, it unveiled a master plan for the area, which was approved in October. In early-1972, the BPCA issued $200 million in bonds to fund construction efforts, with Harry B. Helmsley designated as the developer. That same year, the city approved plans to alter the number of apartments designated for lower, middle and upper income renters. Urstadt said the changes were needed to make the financing for the project viable. In addition to the change in the mix of units, the city approved adding nine acres, which extended the northern boundary from Reade Street to Duane Street.Learn more about Battery Park City.