Huntingdon Valley PA
Have you ever heard of creosote? Creosote is a natural byproduct of wood burning. It consists mainly of tar. As the smoke travels upward, it mixes with cold air and water near the top of a chimney and solidifies. As it solidifies, it sticks to the inside of the chimney as well as the roof. It can also build up on surfaces near the opening of your fireplace.
The main thing you should know about creosote is that it is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
Creosote is the black or brown build up you can see at the top of your fireplace, or if your fireplace has glass doors, you will see it build up there as well. As we said before, this is a natural byproduct of a wood burning fireplace. It is one of the main causes of house fires each year. There are 25,000 chimney fires reported each year and they have caused millions of dollars in damage.
Let’s not forget about Mother Nature. Animals like birds, squirls, and others have been known to build nests in chimneys during the summer months. There are no predators, and it keeps them protected from the weather. Some of these nests have been known to completely clog a chimney.
With this all being said, you do not need to panic. Now that you know the dangers and what they can do, you will be able to have an expert come out and keep your chimney clear and safe to use all winter long.
Without the proper training and equipment, cleaning a chimney can be dangerous. You could get creosote all over the inside of your house. This could cause health problems for you, your family, and the pets. If there is an animal living in your chimney, they can become very aggressive when you are dislodging their nests. Then there is falling off your roof, causing expensive medical bills, severe physical harm.
Best Garage Doors & Air Ducts are your local chimney experts. We observe due diligence in chimney cleaning and inspection. Our excellent services, professionalism, experience, and eye for details have saved many houses from fire outbreaks, and our clients are ever grateful for our top-notch chimney cleaning services. Our team of experts uses the latest techniques and equipment to make sure your house, family, pets, and neighbors are safe.
Contact us today to make sure your chimney is safe.