Everyone enjoys the idea of a warm and cozy night with their family by the fireplace. There are songs written about it. When the weather cools down, nothing sounds sweeter, but it’s important to make sure your fireplace is ready to go when you need it. Otherwise, you run the risk of a fire starting when and where it shouldn’t.
Why Does Anyone Get Their Chimney Cleaned?
Not only is it encouraged, but it is highly recommended to have your chimney cleaned at least once a year, if not more often. Doing so will ensure an efficient and reliable system. Plus, you’ll have a few benefits to fall back on because of it.
• Safety: You love your home and you love your family. With a yearly chimney cleaning, you can protect them. A thorough cleaning will remove all traces of soot and the dangerous creosote.
• Efficiency: When there is too much build-up in the chimney, it can’t effectively operate. Creosote collects and the addition of cooler air means you have to burn more wood in order to stay warm. By cleaning the chimney, you’ll guarantee a more efficient system and more consistent warmth!
• Prevention: One of the main reasons to get a chimney cleaning is because you’re also, essentially, getting an additional inspection. Most professional cleaners come ready to go with cleaning and repair equipment. If anything seems amiss, they will be able to take care of it right then and there.
Regardless if you have a wood-burning fireplace or a gas fireplace, it needs to be cleaned at least once a year. Failure to do so could result in a serious house fire. How can that happen if the fire is contained? The more you use your fireplace, a natural byproduct of fire is something called creosote. It builds up over time and can eventually spark, catching fire, even if the majority of the flames are out. This is why it’s so important to have a regularly scheduled cleaning.
For more information, contact us. We are happy to help you with all your chimney needs. It is our goal to make sure you have the best experience with us. Give us a call today for more information!