If I have swept your chimney before you'll know already that I wear a full face respirator and gloves.
The only things you may want to disinfect will be the door handle I come and in and out of to access your appliance and any wood burning appliance handle I am servicing.
During Covid I will be wearing my mask the entire time including approaching your home as I arrive so don't be startled.
The full face respirator I wear protects me from the soot and biproducts of combustion while also providing you with protection during Covid19.
STANDARD OF PRACTICE:
1. Arrive at your door step with mask, vaccuum and tool pouch.
2. You'll show me to the wood burning appliances that you'd like cleaned.
3. I decide whether it is necessary to sweep from inside or out.
4. I carry all my own drop clothes so no need to prepare your space. Once the sweep is completed I clean up entirely using a vacuum inside and outside of the stove.
5. I recommend leaving 1-2" of ash always and will remove any ash over 2" while leaving the balance in the appliance. The ash helps insulate the coals and by leaving some in will allow you to get your fire started more easily.
5. After the sweep and vacuuming is completed we can discuss any questions you may have regarding the performance of the appliance or residue that was swept.
6. I provide a carbon copy invoice and a service sticker you can keep for your records. NOTE: If you prefer, I can email you a copy of the invoice instead of leaving anything behind.
7. If any repairs or issues are seen during the sweep, they are noted on the invoice and I can return at a later scheduled time to complete the repairs.
8. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or e-transfer (please reference the invoice # if paying by exfer).
NOTE: IN RARE CASES I may refuse to sweep the appliance if it is deemed hazardous or non-compliant and will recommend remedial action before using.
NOTE: For WETT inspections, the standard of practice is very much the same minus all the tools required for cleaning.
Complete Chimney Sweep is deemed a "Non-Health Essential service provider": Plumbers, electricians, elevator maintenance providers, property management services, building systems maintenance and repair technicians, engineers, fire safety and sprinkler systems, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and daily essential operation of residences and commercial buildings.
Any installations and repairs would fall under "Construction work, construction firms, skilled trades, and professionals, and; construction and light industrial machinery and equipment rental."