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Barron adds chimney sweeping to home maintenance services

Recognizing that many Northwest Washington residents rely on wood-burning fireplaces for heat, Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing now offers chimney sweeping services to improve their safety and efficiency.

“We focus on three pillars: comfort, health and energy efficiency,” CEO Brad Barron said. “Chimneys affect all of them because every fireplace has the potential to send harmful contaminants such as smoke and debris into the breathable living spaces of homes.”

As fireplaces are used, flammable creosote builds up inside chimneys. The creosote then can ignite and cause a fire that spreads through a chimney and into a home.

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends that chimneys and fireplaces be inspected and cleaned each year by a professional. In 2022 in Washington State, 757 fire incidents were caused by heating, which includes fireplaces and chimneys. Total loss was estimated at over $8 million.

“Since wood fireplaces are rarely used for heat during the summer, this is an ideal time to clean chimneys before cold weather returns and wait times grow longer,” Barron said.

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Committed to improving lives through its licensed technicians, electricians, plumbers, and Certified Home Performance Experts, Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing provides a wide range of heating, cooling, solar, electrical, plumbing, and indoor air quality products and services. It also offers a large selection of stoves and fireplaces in its Firelight by Barron showrooms.

Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing has become one of Northwest Washington’s largest and most respected home performance experts with a showroom in Ferndale. Nearly 200 local employees serve customers along the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands.

Its Ferndale location is at 5100 Pacific Highway, along the east side of Interstate 5 between West Smith and Slater roads. For information, call (360) 676-1131 or visit

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