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All About Paint N Peel Fireplace Cleaner

A well-maintained fireplace can serve as a beautiful design focal point in any room – as well as add value to your home. Unfortunately, dirty masonry can send the wrong message; while dirty bricksMasonry Cleaner paint n peel do not necessarily indicate a fireplace problem, it can draw the wrong kind of attention to your fireplace.

Both interior and exterior masonry can be stained from years of exposure to the elements, smoke, ash, or soot. While painting, power washing, or harsh chemical treatments were once seen as the only way to remove masonry stains, there is not a better option: Paint N Peel. Paint N Peel products offer an alternative – and extremely effective – way to restore the beauty of the original masonry without the use of damaging paint or chemicals.

What is Paint N Peel?

Paint N Peel is a product from the Chimney Saver line of products. It is designed to easily remove years of staining from masonry and can restore the beauty of your original masonry in as little as one day.

How Paint N Peel works

Paint N Peel is fast, effective, and easy to use; restoring masonry with Paint N Peel can often be done in as little as one day – and with minimal disruptions to your daily life.

A thick coat of Paint N Peel is applied to stained masonry using special brushes and applicators. The product is left to cure for between 6 and 12 hours. Because it is an environmentally friendly product, there are no harsh chemical odors while Paint N Peel is being applied or drying; this makes it safe and comfortable for you to stay in your home during the application and curing process.

As Paint N Peel dries, a thick, non-toxic film forms. When cured completed, this film can be easily peeled away from the masonry; as it is removed, it takes years of stains from smoke, ash, and soot with it.

Comparing Paint N Peel to traditional masonry cleaning methods

One of the most common methods for cleaning exterior masonry is power washing. While effective at removing surface stains, power washing can cause serious damage the both the bricks and mortar. The combination of water along with extreme water pressure can cause immediate damage as well as lead to long-term problems.

Unlike other masonry cleaners, Paint N Peel does not contain harsh solvents. Because of this, it is environmentally friendly and can be used anytime; the air quality in the home is not affected when Paint N Peel is used, and it leaves behind no chemical smell in the home.

Paint N Peel is also unique in that it can be used on both interior and exterior masonry. However, there are some restrictions on when it can be applied. Paint N Peel can only be used when the temperature is between 45 and 95 degrees; because of this, it is best to apply Paint N Peel during more temperate fall or spring weather.

If your fireplace or chimney are stained, there are options besides power washing or painting. Paint N Peel fireplace cleaner can help remove years of staining and restore the beauty of your original masonry. For more information on Paint N Peel products or to schedule your next appointment, contact Clean Sweeps of Michigan today!

All About Energy Top Dampers

Many homeowners mistakenly believe there is only one way to make your fireplace more efficient – replacing it. However, there are several other small changes that can be made to make you’re existing more fireplace more efficient.

One way to improve fireplace efficiency is to install a top-sealing damper. Easy to install and easy to use, top-sealing dampers can immediately improve the efficiency of your fireplace – and evenTwo chimneys with smoke escaping one help reduce heating and cooling costs in your home.

What is a top-sealing damper?

Most chimney systems have a traditional throat damper, located at the top of the firebox; throat dampers seal off the chimney from the fireplace but leave the flue open to the outside air. Top sealing dampers, however, are located at the top of the chimney structure. When closed, they seal the entirety of the fireplace and flue off from the outside.

When the entirety of the flue is sealed from the outside, there is minimal risk of animals, debris, or water getting into the chimney. Likewise, the temperature within the flue stays more constant and is not subject to fluctuations in outside air temperature; in addition to making it easier to start a fire, keeping a consistent air temperature in the flue can help reduce heating and cooling costs.

Do I still need a chimney cap?

Because top-sealing dampers are installed on the top of the chimney structure, they can be used in place of a chimney cap. When closed, top-sealing dampers keep out water, animals, and debris; because they form an airtight seal, there is little chance of even the most motivated raccoon gnawing its way into the chimney.

Similar to a traditional throat damper, top-sealing dampers should always be opened whenever the fireplace is in use. Opening the damper before starting the fire, while it is burning, and while it is naturally extinguishing prevents smoke and other dangerous gasses including carbon monoxide from blowing or backing up into the home.

How is a top-sealing damper more efficient?

While the airtight seal of a top-sealing damper might prevent water, animals, and debris, how is it more efficient? The answer lies in keeping a consistent air temperature within the flue. A top-sealing damper itself will not make your fireplace burn more efficiently, but it can help reduce heating and cooling costs in your home.

Top sealing dampers seal off the entirety of the flue from outside air; this means that whether it is extremely hot or extremely cold outside, the air inside the flue is not affected by temperature changes. Rooms next to the chimney often experience spikes or dips in temperature in relation to temperature fluctuations outside. Sealing off the flue keeps these rooms at a more consistent temperature, which can help reduce the utility costs associated with heating and air conditioning.

A top-sealing damper is an easy, energy-efficient upgrade for your fireplace that can reduce animal entry, help prevent chimney leaks, and lower your monthly utilities! For more information on adding a top-sealing damper to your chimney system, contact Clean Sweeps of Michigan today!

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