Barrington, Soot Is Not Your Friend — But Aelite Is!

The soot and creosote that accumulate in your chimney and fireplace or stove can pose a health threat and can ignite and cause a dangerous fire. The skilled and professional chimney sweeps at Aelite Chimney Specialties know how to reduce these hazards to keep you safe.

The Importance Of Our Services

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stress the important role that annual chimney inspections play in early detection of safety hazards and fire risks. Our skilled chimney sweeps follow the CSIA and NFPA guidelines and are trained to perform a thorough video inspection of your chimney and appliance and repair or replace any areas of concern.

The same preventative maintenance service is needed for your clothes dryer. Many homeowners do not realize that poorly functioning dryer vents can release hazardous gases into the home and create a fire hazard. A blocked or dirty dryer vent will also inhibit efficiency and shorten the lifespan of the appliance.

Barrington Suffers From Fires

The residents of Barrington know the importance of preventative fire maintenance. Nick and Julie Wagner, owners of Aelite, have a particularly strong penchant for safeguarding the well-being of Barrington residents. Major fires in 1890, 1893, and 1898 demolished many downtown Barrington buildings, and in 1989, another devastating fire destroyed Lipofsky’s Department Store, the oldest continuously operating business in Barrington.

Happy Anniversary Barrington

The village of Barrington celebrated its sesquicentennial (150 years) anniversary in 2015. The Village is one of the most progressive and yet quaint areas in Illinois. Residents maintain a strong regard for Barrington’s history. The Our Town Barrington Volunteers Group sponsors a self-guided walking tour of ten historic places in Barrington.

Favorite Things To Do In Barrington:

  • Summertime in Barrington offers an array of outdoor activities and festivals. Residents and visitors look forward to the annual Thursday Cruise Nights in downtown. Each week showcases classic cars along with food, entertainment, and prizes. The weekly Farmer’s Market, and 4th of July Celebration are also very popular. The 4th of July celebrations include fireworks, a parade, Essay Contest for school children, and an annual food drive, which exemplifies Barrington’s community spirit.
  • The Barrington History Museum “lights the way from the past to the future” and is a way for visitors to learn about the area’s past.
  • The Catlow Movie Theater was designed by renowned Chicago architect Alphonso Iannelli (1888-1965), and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many love stories began on first dates at the Catlow.
  • Norton’s USA is a modern day reflection of an old time general store. They sell only American made goods, and support and take great pride in America and the American worker. Norton’s stocks over 3500 products exclusively made by 500 American manufacturers.

Aelite Chimney Specialties is Barrington’s source for quality, comprehensive chimney care. Call or click here to make your appointment!


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