At West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions prides itself on pairing 21st-century technology with exceptional old-fashioned service to bring safety and warmth to our service area. Though we are situated in Amarillo, TX, we serve the greater Texas Panhandle as well as Union, Quay, Curry, and Roosevelt counties in New Mexico, and Beaver, Cimarron, and Texas counties in Oklahoma. If you aren’t sure if we service your zip code, check out our service area, and if you’re still not sure, give us a call!
Neighbors and Friends in Canyon, TX
We strive to bring safety and warmth to our neighbors and friends in Canyon, Texas in addition to our larger service area. With so much to do in the vibrant community of Canyon, our customers still find the time to schedule chimney services with the best. West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions stay abreast of all municipal codes for all of our service areas, even prominent tourist destinations like Canyon. It’s not only homeowners that need chimney and venting services in our area, but also various hotels, inns, and condos, small businesses, and more. If you’re not sure how we can help you, contact West Texas for a consultation today.
Chimney Services for Safer Homes in Canyon
Texas pride is a living, breathing thing, and we are no different as a community—taking pride in our homes, neighborhoods, attractions, and communities large and small. At West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions, we align with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) in their recommendations and figures. For instance, both organizations agree that the chimney systems that are cleaned regularly and inspected annually are the safest and most efficient systems. Efficient chimneys are safe chimneys, and we’re in the business of making sure your chimney is both.
- Chimney Sweeps – Scheduling a routine chimney sweep allows a professional eye to both assess and clean the entire system. During a chimney sweep, the creosote, carbon, and debris are removed from the fireplace and chimney system. The main focus of the sweep is to remove flammable buildup and restore optimal airflow to the flue. Any leaves, twigs, fur, or animal leavings will also be removed at this time. The old-fashioned method of looking up the chimney with a mirror is not sufficient for safety, as this will not identify unseen problems in out-of-reach spaces.
- Chimney Inspections – Slightly different than the chimney sweep itself, the chimney inspection includes a sweep but also focuses on diagnostics. The chimney inspection is available in three levels designed for necessity. A level one inspection is the basic inspection scheduled annually when nothing has changed with the system and no problems are suspected. A level two inspection is slightly more thorough but includes a video scan and an inspection of accessible portions of the chimney via doorways, attics, and crawlspaces. A level two inspection is required when changes are made to the system, when repairs are made, and before a property is sold or transferred. The final and most thorough inspection is scheduled when a hazard is suspected and needs to be accessed. The level three inspection may require minor demolition to access the hazard and will likely result in repairs. This inspection is a last-resort.
Dryer Vent Services for a Safer Winter
We do not just serve the customers in our area who have chimneys and fire units. We also offer dryer vent cleaning and services to do our part to prevent dryer vent fires in our communities. Dryer vent fires are something that many homeowners don’t give a thought after initial installation, but if yours wasn’t installed professionally, it may be unsafe. According to the CSIA DryerSafety.org website, there are seven lesser-known facts about dryer exhaust safety that put families and homes at risk:
- Dryer ducts must be 4” minimum in diameter and as large as the dryer outlet.
- The dryer exhaust duct should not exceed 25 feet in total length, and each 90-degree corner ads 5 feet in length.
- The dryer vent is independent of all other systems and terminates outside—not into a chimney, crawl space, or attic.
- The outside termination hood should have backdraft protection to insure exhaust doesn’t return to through the vent.
- Metal transition ducts should be used between the dryer and exhaust duct.
- Flexible transition ducts are not appropriate for attics, crawlspaces, or inside a wall.
- The CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician credential is the only nationally-recognized credential of its kind.
In order to maintain the safety of your home and protect your property’s value, it’s important to schedule dryer vent services if you haven’t yet this year—or ever. If your dryer exhaust duct was not professionally installed or if it’s made up of only flexible tubing, it may be a danger to you and your family. Make sure it’s not by having it inspected.
Come together with the chimney and venting specialists in your neighborhood to bring down the occurrence of residential fires in and around Canyon, TX.
Call 806-258-0817 and schedule services with West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions today.