Your chimney should be cleaned as often as
necessary to keep it free from flammable creosote
deposits. What is creosote? Creosote is unburned fuel that
is deposited inside your chimney when smoke cools and
condenses. How often your chimney will need to be
cleaned depends on several factors.
- How frequently you use your fireplace or wood burning
- The type of wood you burn
- The moisture content of the wood
- How well your home is insulated
The best plan of action is to have a professional inspect
your chimney and clean it, if necessary at least once per
Our Dust Free Cleaning Procedure
You can rest assured that we will treat your home with the
same consideration we would treat our own. We take precautions
to make the entire chimney cleaning process dirt and dust free.
This includes laying out clean runners to and from the work
area to prevent soiling your floor or carpeting. We also lay
down mats in front of the fireplace where we will be
We use a large industrial vacuum during the chimney
cleaning. It prevents any dust or debris from entering the
living area. We do our best to make the experience completely
painless for you.
How Much Will A Chimney Cleaning Cost?
The most often asked question I get from potential clients
is, How much will a chimney cleaning cost? The
answer to that question will depend on your individual
- How difficult is your roof to access?
- How high is the chimney and where is it located?
- What type of installation do you have?
- How much and what type of creosote is in the
A short telephone interview will usually be helpful for the
purpose of estimating the cost of a chimney cleaning for your
As a rule of thumb, you can expect to pay $100.-$160. for
the services of a reputable company. The national average for a
chimney inspection and cleaning is approximately
Please keep in mind that a chimney cleaning can
cost more in some cases. For example, stage three creosote
cannot be removed with standard chimney brushes and may require
mechanical cleaning methods. A plugged chimney may also
take more time and effort to clean.
If you have a fireplace insert that is installed with no
liner attached to it, the stove will have to be removed from
the fireplace and then reinstalled after the cleaning is
completed. Removal and reinstallation of the stove is time
consuming. There may be an extra charge for that service.
Chimney Service Scheduling Tip
The best time to schedule your chimney cleaning is
in the Spring or Summer months! There are several advantages to
having your chimney inspected and cleaned early in the
- You can take advantage of our "Off Season" discounts.
Save $10-$20. on your chimney inspection or cleaning.
- Removing creosote deposits immediately following the
burning season helps prevent corrosion of the damper and
other metal parts.
- Avoid scheduling backups that occur during the
- Your system will be ready for use when the first cold
Fair Rates and Personal
We offer fair rates for all of our products
and services. When you call Goss Bros. you will receive the
personal attention of an experienced chimney
If you'd like to discuss your chimney needs,
call Don at 814.734.7354 or send an email: