Reasons You Need A Chimney Inspection & Sweep
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There are many reasons why you need a clean chimney. Due to chimney fires, each year, fire prevention experts say, lives are tragically lost and millions of dollars in property damage sustained that could have been prevented had the homeowner adhered to a simple maintenance schedule.
Here are a couple reasons to clean and inspect your chimney regularly:
1) Remove Blockages
Chimneys are warm environments that can provide excellent breeding grounds for small mammals. Animals such as squirrels, raccoon’s and birds like the air that travels through the chimney because of its warmth, and shelter. As a result, they might create harbourages in chimneys that might end up clogging the system and creating big problems. One of the byproducts of that crackling fire homeowners so enjoy is also that dark ugly creosote, and it is carried by smoke into the chimney. Some creosote coats the walls of the chimney, and if it becomes too thick it can catch fire. People who clean their chimney at annually will reduce this problem, and pest control is our specialty so don’t worry too much about them critters.
2) Increase Efficiency
Ensuring fuel burns better and heats your home effectively, chimney sweeping removes unwanted odours that might result from accumulated debris and soot. Moreover, it prevents the acidic qualities of soot/creosote from damaging the fireplace that if left unattended will corrode and predispose many other problems. Heavy creosote can even hinder the flow of carbon monoxide, a dangerous, odorless gas that is usually carried through the chimney and outside of the home.
3) Peace of Mind
Here are also some warning signs homeowners should not ignore:
-Build-up of soot on the damper, chimney or fireplace walls;
-Smoke inside home when fires are burned; and
-Burning smell even when fireplace isn’t being used.
Contact our sales department for a chimney/fireplace inspection and clean (604) 902-7417