Fleming Island Homeowners Trusts Hudson Chimney for Top-Tier Chimney Maintenance & Fireplace Repair Services

Residents in Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, Orange Park, Penney Farms, Middleburg, St. Johns, Starke, Palatka, and nearby towns consistently turn to Hudson Chimney for quality chimney sweep and fireplace repair services.

There’s a lot of debate amongst locals as to whether or not Fleming Island is an actual island. Regardless of which side of the debate you fall on, we can all agree that living here can feel like vacationing in a faraway escape.

No matter where you turn, there’s always something entertaining to get into. Take the day and go canoeing at Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area, get lost on one of the many trails at Moccasin Slough Park, or book a tee time at Fleming Island Golf Club.
And hey – you can still treat yourself to a day of self-care even when the forecast predicts bad weather. Get your fireplace going, and curl up with a good book and a soothing playlist. If you’re in a socializing mood, get out the board games and invite your neighbors over for a fun night by the fire. Whatever you decide to do, make sure your fireplace is up to it by scheduling chimney maintenance with Hudson Chimney.

Give us a call at 904-842-3762 or reach out online to book your next chimney inspection and sweeping.

Hudson Chimney Is a Full-Service Chimney Company

Chimney maintenance is only one part of what we do at Hudson Chimney. If your chimney inspection shows evidence of an issue, we’re fully equipped to tackle it. We offer a comprehensive list of services:

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Swept?

Your chimney is responsible for removing smoke and other dangerous toxins from your home, but it can’t do its job properly if it’s dirty. When you light a fire, it produces soot, ash, and creosote – which is highly flammable – that coats the walls of the chimney. And if the chimney cap is compromised, leaves, twigs, and even animals can fall into the chimney and get stuck. 

Your chimney needs to be cleaned regularly to ensure it’s functioning as well as it needs to. 

For your safety, we recommend that you schedule chimney cleanings (sweepings) on an annual basis. A thorough chimney sweep just once a year can keep your chimney free of fire hazards and any other unpleasant gunk. 

If you’re a fireplace enthusiast like us, you may need to have your chimney swept twice a year. Ask your chimney technician what type of schedule fits your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chimney Sweeping

Q: How long does chimney sweeping take?

 A: In general, a chimney cleaning takes one to two hours. That can change if it’s been a while since your last chimney sweep or if you’ve been using your fireplace more often than usual.

 Q: Do gas fireplaces need chimney sweeping?

A: It’s a common misconception that gas appliances don’t need annual maintenance. Although you won’t have to deal with as much soot and creosote, you should still book a chimney cleaning for your gas fireplace once a year. 

Q: Do creosote sweeping logs work?

A: Creosote logs are growing in popularity. They can be useful in limiting creosote buildup in between annual sweepings, but they should not be seen as a replacement for a chimney cleaning performed by a certified chimney technician.

Q: Is chimney sweeping messy?

A: Not the way we do it at Hudson Chimney. We place tarps to protect your floor and carpet and use a vacuum to catch any stray bits of soot and ash.

Q: How do I know when my chimney needs to be swept?

A: A chimney inspection is the best way to see what’s going on inside your chimney, but there are signs that it’s time to have your chimney cleaned. If you’re having a tough time starting a fire, smoke backs up into your living space, you smell a strong odor, or you can see soot or creosote buildup, give us a call.

Q: How do I prepare for a chimney cleaning?

A: Put away any knick-knacks on your mantle and move nearby furniture back by at least three feet. We also ask that you not use your fireplace in the 24 hours preceding the appointment so that the chimney has enough time to cool down.

When It’s Time To Have Your Chimney Swept, Call Hudson Chimney

A clean chimney is a vital part of fireplace safety. When you’re making your household to-do list, make sure this task is near the top. Schedule your next appointment with Hudson Chimney today. Whether you need to book your annual maintenance or you need repairs, we’re here to help. Call us at 904-842-3762 or get in touch with us online.