There are some signs that will tell you that your chimney needs cleanings. Now you may have chimneys in different places. You may have chimneys in the kitchen, or over the fire place, or in a restaurant or in your factory. And in all these places the exhaust gases, fumes and particles leave the indoor unit through the outlet pipe of the chimney. Hence in most cases, its the pipeline of the chimney which needs the extensive cleaning. In case of kitchen electric chimneys, the machine run by an electric motor adds to the complication in cleaning method. However, all these can b dealt with, when you have the right service at hand, to take care of the chimney.
The signs that your chimney needs cleaning
When the chimney outlet is obstructed due to some reason, accumulation of clumps of oil and soot, cobwebs and dust meshes, then you may see one or more of these problems:
Exhaust oil dripping out of the chimney outlet, tending to fall on your indoor floor, or in case of kitchen chimney the oil drops may fall on your cooktop or cookware.
Clumps of dirt made by accumulation of dust and soot and insect droppings and cobwebs etc may come inside the room through the chimney opening.
Bad smell may come out of the chimney opening.
You may find some of the exhaust gases stagnating near the chimney opening, but taking time to get out, and reversing inside the room.
These are some of the obvious signs that the chimney needs cleaning. And if you find out that the chimney needs cleaning, then you should not wait to get professional help.
What kind of processes are involved in the cleaning of chimneys
Cleaning of chimneys is a serious work, and only professionals will be able to help. High ladders to reach heights, equipments to reach inside the tunnel, manpower to get inside bigger chimneys, pressurizing sprays to send cleaning solvents inside the outlet pipes, are all serious procedures, which needs the professional to be insured and licensed. Therefore your selection of the service provider is crucial, and has to be done after research.
A good way to find out is to talk to the chimney cleaning service, and tell them about you concerns and the chimney type, how old the model is etc. Also you need to find out if the service provider has a website, which will give you insight of user reviews, and what their customers have to say.