Wood Stove Cleaning
A Step in Time Maryland, LLC in Hampton, MD our chimney sweeps experts are trained in cleaning wood stoves.
So, no matter what your home’s solid fuel heating system may require, we can take care of it for you.
Free Standing vs. Wood Stove Insert Cleaning
A wood stove is usually made of cast iron and comes in two types: freestanding and insert.
A wood stove insert is made to sit inside an open front fireplace. If they have the proper lining, they will have a direct connection to the top of the chimney, keeping your fireplace and chimney cleaner. Without this liner, a chimney sweep must move the extremely heavy wood stove out of the fireplace to access and clean the area behind the insert and the smoke chamber and smoke shelf, which may incur extra costs.
A free-standing wood stove does not sit in a fireplace, but rather exists on its own. They are more difficult to clean since they usually require some disassembly. The pipe that runs from your free-standing wood stove to the ceiling, turning into a chimney, must be disconnected, cleaned, and then reconnected, which can be a challenge depending on the age of your stove.
Why Have A Step in Time Maryland, LLC Clean Your Wood Stove?
With a specialty item like a wood stove, you should call on experienced service providers who will take the extra care required when handling the unique and technical process of cleaning it. Regular cleaning companies in Hampton, MD may not know how to disassemble a wood stove safely and can damage the structure of your home.
Alternatively, they may only provide surface-level cleanings when a more thorough cleaning is necessary for your wood stove to continue safe operation. If you burn wood in your wood stove regularly, call A Step in Time Maryland, LLC to be sure the buildup of creosote is cleaned properly at least once a year.
What Our Customers Are Saying in Hampton, MD
"Mike and his team did a great job with the estimate and execution. He is quick to answer your calls and is thorough in his estimation and description of the chimney needs. Their level of communication is excellent. The team showed up early and were very courteous and thorough. I highly recommend them."