It’s that time of year when many start putting their fireplace to more frequent use. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners find themselves concerned about smoke backing up into their living room or excess creosote stinking up their home. This can obviously put a damper on any cozy evening spent indoors, so finding solutions before kicking off your burning season is a must.
The team at CinderBox Chimney Services is here to put your worries to rest. You deserve a fun-filled and stress-free holiday season, so count on us from the very beginning! We’ll inspect and sweep your chimney, so you’re guaranteed a safer and more comfortable winter, no matter what.
One of biggest reasons to schedule a sweeping is to ensure all excess creosote is removed from your system before you start putting it to use. Why is this so important? Well, creosote can do a lot of harm to your system in a hurry when left unaddressed! It’s highly flammable, so it increases your risk of experiencing a chimney fire.
Chimney fires do a lot of damage to your system in no time. They can cause cracking and crumbling to occur, and they weaken your structure significantly. If there are gaps and openings throughout your masonry, you could easily experience a house fire or gas leaks when putting your system to use. A fireplace should never be used after a chimney fire has occurred until all damages are addressed.
That being said, many fireplace owners continue to use a damaged fireplace regardless, simply because they do not know any damage has occurred. Chimney fires aren’t always loud, obvious events and this is another big reason why regular sweepings are such an important thing to invest in. Count on us to clear out all of your creosote. We can even tackle your glazed creosote! Give us a call today, and we’ll set something up.
Clearing Out Excess Debris
Another reason you should get your sweeping on the books is to get rid of any build-up or nesting materials. Animals love building homes in your flue, but this can make for a dangerous situation when going to light a fire. Not only are these materials flammable, but they block up your system keeping dangerous fumes, such as carbon monoxide, from escaping.
We’ll ensure everything is cleared out, so your system has a clear pathway for all air and smoke to escape. Proper draft and airflow is a huge part of creating the best fires possible, so the sooner you call us in the better! Get on the phone with us today, and we’ll ensure you’re good to go in no time.
We can also check the status of your chimney cap. If yours is broken down or missing, you’ll be more prone to experience build-up, as well as animal entry. A well-functioning cap also keeps out rain, snow, and excess moisture. It’s a necessary investment for any fireplace owner, and we can set you up with the perfect fit for your home.
It’s a busy time of year for us sweeps, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our certified team. Let’s get started today!