Chimney Sweeps – WETT Certified
Meet the Husband and Wife team, Neil and Stephanie Ballard. They grew up on the Island and currently reside in the Cowichan valley with their three children.
Clairity provides Chimney cleaning services for fireplaces, woodstoves, inserts, and oil flues. Our WETT Certified chimney sweep will ensure that your fireplace is safe for the burning season.
Serving Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo. Including all surrounding areas.
How Often should I get my chimney swept?
This depends on how much you use the fireplace. Generally, once per year is adequate. If you are using the appliance as a main heating source you may want to have it swept twice per year. Ask your Clairity fireplace professional if you aren’t sure.
What is Creosote?
Creosote is a chemical mass of carbon that is formed when wood, fossil fuels or tar is burned. Creosote is black, shiny and extremely flammable. Once ignited, creosote can burn at temperatures of up to 2100 degrees fahrenheit and can expand up to 1400 times in size.
How is Creosote Removed?
Many people think chimney fires are the normal way to remove creosote, when in fact this could not be farther from the truth. Chimney fires are very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. The only way to remove creosote safely, is mechanically and chemically by a professional chimney sweep technician.
Wood Energy Technical Transfer Inc. (WETT Inc.) is a non-profit training and education association managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by holders of valid WETT Certificates. WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada. For more info visit www.wettinc.ca
Ever since there have been chimneys, there have been people sweeping them. But times have changed and so has the technology. Clairity uses a vast array of tools for sweeping chimneys, from traditional chimney brushes to patented rotary power sweep technologies. Our WETT Certified technicians are equipped with the best tools available to ensure that your chimney is safe for the burning season. We only use top of the line equipment suppliers such as Wohler and SnapLok Technologies. Clairity has the ability to clean your entire chimney from the top or bottom. Often times weather may prevent us from accessing a roof during the winter season.