If You Need Emergency Chimney Care in Clayton, Be Sure to Call on English Sweep, Inc.

Sometimes a cozy evening by the fireplace doesn’t go as planned. If you need emergency chimney services in Clayton, Richmond Heights, University City, Maplewood, Ellendale, Brentwood, Wellston, Lake Junction, Gratiot, Pagedale, Vinita Terrace, Hanley Hills, Ballwin, or anywhere else close by, be sure to call on us!

We offer emergency services to Clayton and the surrounding areas because we know not all chimney issues can be anticipated. If you have something clogging your flue or threatening the safety of your home, it’s time to call us in for emergency care.

How Chimney Emergency Service Works

What can you expect when you reach out to our on-call team? Basically, you’ll give us a holler, explain the situation, and within 24 – 48 hours, you’ll have an expert there to help you out. It’s that easy, and we always strive for fast, efficient results.

What constitutes an emergency in the chimney sweep world?

If there’s anything blocking your chimney, this would warrant a call. A blocked chimney that’s put to use will cause smoke and potentially harmful fumes to enter your space, which could threaten the health and safety of those within the home.

You can also call us in after a carbon monoxide issue or chimney fire, but be sure you exit the area and reach out to the fire department first. Your safety is always the first thing to take care of. Once you’re certain you and your household are okay and you’ve been given the all clear to return to your home, call us in to look things over and find the issue.

These are just a few examples of what someone might call us in for, but if you think you may need quick emergency care for something we haven’t mentioned, please reach out. It never hurts to see if we can get someone out to you right away!

Searching for a Local Chimney Company in Clayton?

It’s always our pleasure to travel to Clayton, offering the best fireplace and chimney services to those lucky enough to call this city home. This area is made up of great schools, beautiful parks, and a vibrant downtown area. Whether you want to try out a new cuisine, run some simple errands, or make a quick stop at the post office, Clayton has everything you need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

And at English Sweeps, we’re proud to be a small part of what makes Clayton great, ensuring all homeowners have a cozy place to settle in their homes when the weather outside if frightful.

If you’re ready to join your neighbors in Wydown Boulevard, Forest Park Parkway, Brentwood Boulevard, Lancaster Drive, Hanley Road, Glenridge Drive, Clayton Road, Forsyth Boulevard, Asbury Avenue, Carswold Drive, Cromwell Drive, York Drive, Broadview Drive, Davis Drive, Orlando Drive, Watkins Drive, Meramec Avenue, Pershing Avenue, Polo Drive, Parkside Drive, Mark Twain Circle, and the many areas surrounding, then our sweeps would be happy to serve. Just reach out.

We Offer Care for a Wide Range of Issues

Now, not all chimney issues fall under that “emergency care” category, so be sure to call us in for any other issues you’re experiencing, too. Our full list of products and services includes:

Need New Fireplace or Chimney Products?

We sell and install the following quality products:

What Should I Do if I Suspect a Chimney Fire?

If you suspect a chimney fire is currently occurring, call 911 immediately. Evacuate your home and do not attempt to extinguish the fire yourself. If you have time – and if it’s safe to do so – closing the damper and cutting off the air supply can help contain the fire until firefighters arrive.

Once the firefighters get the situation under control, then it’s time to call in our techs – and don’t put your system to use until we have a look. We’ll look things over, let you know the best options for moving forward, then do everything in our power to get your fireplace working safely and efficiently again.

How Can I Tell if There’s a Carbon Monoxide Leak From My Chimney?

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is incredibly difficult to detect without a carbon monoxide detector. That said, you can be attentive to potential physical symptoms that might indicate you’ve been exposed. Things like:

  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • confusion
  • flu-like symptoms
  • shortness of breath
  • weakness
  • blurred vision
  • loss of muscle control
  • …and more

You might also notice a strange, burning odor from your chimney.

If you suspect carbon monoxide is in your home, or if your carbon monoxide detector goes off, leave your home immediately and call 911. Once the leak is contained, we can come in and look your chimney and fireplace over to pinpoint the source of the issue – then resolve it.

How Can I Prevent Chimney Emergencies?

  • Invest in regular chimney maintenance and inspections.
  • Schedule annual chimney cleanings.
  • Burn only seasoned firewood
  • Ensure your system is fitted with a chimney cap.
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Can I Attempt to Clear a Chimney Blockage Myself?

We strongly advise against this. Blockages can contain flammable creosote or other harmful materials, and attempting to clear them without proper tools and knowledge can be dangerous. In addition, you may exacerbate the issue or miss important areas or problems.

Remember that chimney emergencies can be life-threatening and cause significant damage, so it’s crucial to prioritize safety and seek professional assistance when needed. Investing in regular maintenance and inspections is the best way to prevent chimney emergencies from occurring in the first place.

Reaching Out Is Easier Than Ever

People appreciate that we make the scheduling process easy and seamless. Just ask our satisfied customers in Clifton Heights, Ladue, Cabanne Place, Olivette, Tower Grove, Kirkwood, Wildwood, and more. The experts at English Sweep, Inc. are just a click or phone call away. Simply dial 636-225-3340 or check us out online to schedule your next appointment. We’re here for you.


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