Often neglected, the chimney can go unnoticed until a dangerous build-up causes a serious problem. You can save yourself a lot of time and hassle, while improving the performance of your fireplace, woodstove, or any other form of chimney system, by scheduling a chimney cleaning appointment. Chimney cleaning, also known as chimney sweeping, involves the process of removing the deposits that accumulate within the ducts, the flue and the chimney walls.
Increasing Your Safety and Comfort
The build-up within your chimney system isn’t just filthy, it is dangerous. As smoke ascends through the chimney, it cools and condenses, often causing a residue called creosote to form.
Regular chimney cleaning is essential to keep the creosote from increasing to hazardous amounts. Creosote is a flammable substance that can lead to chimney fires and may cause structural damage to the chimney. Creosote can also cause harmful fumes, including carbon monoxide, to seep into the home. A chimney sweep clears your chimney system of this dangerous substance, allowing it to operate cleanly and efficiently.