You’re getting ready to have your friends over and you decide you’re going to light a fire in the fireplace. And then you notice it hasn’t been cleaned in a while. The ashes are spilling out of the firebox and on to the floor. The grime buildup on the brick doesn’t look very pleasing to the eye. And the chimney soot or black tarlike residue from previous fires is leaking down the chimney and is all over the floor. Now that the dirt and grime is staring you in the face, you realize that you can’t put it off any longer.
An annual chimney inspection and chimney and fireplace cleaning is essential to the proper and safe operation of your fireplace and chimney. A qualified and professional chimney sweep should inspect your chimney and fireplace annually in order to remove soot or creosote buildup as well as evaluate its overall condition. Whether you’re burning wood logs or firing up the gas fireplace, you should put your annual chimney maintenance at the top of the To Do list.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nfpa.org, the leading factor contributing to home heating fires (30%) was failure to clean, principally from solid-fueled heating equipment which consisted of mainly chimneys. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that can be ignited if it reaches a high temperature. An annual chimney and fireplace cleaning will indicate those areas of the fireplace and chimneys that have creosote buildup and a bonded and insured PCS chimney technician will remove them.
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