Wood heat has a special and unique appeal. There is nothing else quite like it. It is also an inexpensive heat source, which makes it even more appealing. In order to enjoy this heat safely, though, it is very important that your system is properly maintained. Regular chimney cleanings and the proper chimney system is more than just a good idea. In the U.S., structure fires originating from a chimney have recently averaged over 25,000 per year. Reduce your risk of fire by calling ProClean Cleaning Services for a chimney cleaning and inspection.
MAINTENANCE OF YOUR CHIMNEY
Chimney’s exhaust a number of substances from your home including smoke, soot, water vapor, and creosote. As smoke rises from your chimney, soot and creosote condense on the interior walls causing a build up. If the chimney is not cleaned, the creosote can ignite, causing a dangerous chimney fire of up to 2000 degrees. These fires can damage the chimney and set surrounding combustibles of your home aflame.
WHY SHOULD I SWEEP MY CHIMNEY?
Chimney sweeping is needed to remove creosote deposits and other debris from chimneys and vents. Creosote buildup in chimneys can lead to chimney fires or flue blockages. During a chimney fire temperatures inside the chimney often exceed 2000 degrees and this can destroy your chimney and may set your house on fire. In the event of a flue blockage which may be caused by creosote or other debris such as animal nesting, dangerous fumes can be forced into your home.
Chimney sweeping is a vital service to protect the health and safety of your family and home. All chimneys, including the chimney for your furnace, should be inspected annually with sweeping performed as needed. Chimney inspections and cleaning help prevent costly and damaging chimney fires.