Metropolitan Chimney Services

Chimney Cleaning with Inspection from Metropolitan Chimney Services (75% Off)

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Regular chimney inspections are essential to maintaining low energy costs and high air quality

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Nicole
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 13, 2022
Excellent, efficient service.
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Sean
23 ratings12 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
January 16, 2020
If you are purchasing this voucher hoping to get your chimney deep cleaned you will be disappointed with this voucher and any similar chimney cleaning voucher that does not use mechanical brushes and then be careful to check the fine print... Cleaning will only be performed from inside of an open fireplace up with vacuuming and manual brushes and will not be cleaned from the top. That being said Oscar is experienced and will provide an honest inspection and fair estimate for any necessary repairs or deep cleaning needed. I would feel fine recommending Metropolitan Chimney Services for chimney repairs. However if you are in need of a deep chimney cleaning it would be better to just contact them directly.
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Mark
56 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
December 17, 2019
Never came. Never called.
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Chris
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 12, 2019
Great service. Recommended some repairs in addition to simply cleaning my chimney. Highly recommend Metropolitan.
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Shaun
2 ratings2 reviews1 photos
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 26, 2019
They communicated well, showed up on time,a and were clean and respectful of my place. The technician answered all my questions clearly and was even friendly to my dog.
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About This Deal

  • What’s included: Chimney Cleaning with Inspection
  • Valid only within 20 miles of zip code 22303 and southeast and northeast regions of Washington, DC

Five Things to Know About Creosote

A chimney cleaning clears the flue of creosote—a black or brown substance that builds up over time. Learn why it needs to go with Groupon’s breakdown.

1. Creosote comes from condensation. As wood burns in a fireplace, it releases a veritable cocktail of materials: smoke, water vapor, tar fog, and a number of gases. These substances move up the chimney, cooling and condensing as they rise. That condensed stuff sticks to the sides of the chimney in the form of a black or brown goo—sometimes sticky, sometimes flaky, and always highly combustible.

2. It can be dangerous if left to linger. Due to its flammable nature, creosote is the number-one cause of chimney fires. These blazes can range from small, undetectable smolders inside the chimney itself, to five-alarm catastrophes that can level a house. Fortunately, routine cleanings are a very effective way to prevent fires.

3. Creosote can be good, too. Both man-made kinds of creosote—wood-tar and coal-tar—are toxic, but they’re also manufactured commercially due to several benefits. The wood-tar variety helps preserve wood structures and Trojan horses, while the more noxious coal-tar type makes a good sealant for railroad ties and bridgework.

4. Not all creosote is man-made. Larrea tridentata, a low-growing, spiky plant commonly found in deserts, is known as the “creosote bush” for its pungent smell. Native American tribes of the Southwest used the plant’s leaves in teas or compresses to treat minor ailments such as bruises and colds.

5. Don’t invite creosote to your barbecue. Creosote can build up on roasted meat the same way it accumulates in a chimney, resulting in a bitter, unpleasant taste. A small amount, however, can keep meat from rotting—in fact, the name derives from the Greek words kreas, meaning “flesh” or “meat,” and sōtēr, meaning “preserver.”

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for Montgomery, Loudoun County, Gainesville, Chantilly or South Riding counties. Valid only within 20 miles of zip code 22303 and southeast and northeast regions of Washington, DC. Wood stoves are an additional fee. Limit 12 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

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