Warming up by the fireplace can be a magical experience. But owning a fireplace also means you own a chimney, and a chimney must be regularly cleaned. Chimney cleaning is an important part of owning a fireplace. There are many reasons why regular chimney cleaning is needed. Some of the benefits are:
- Prevent Smoke Issues – The chimney has a very important job. It should vent the smoke from your fireplace to the outside and not allow any smoke to come back in to your home. Without regularly having your chimney cleaning, the diameter of your chimney will slowly decrease due to the buildup of soot and creosote. Once you have a buildup of materials, the smoke will have a harder time venting to the outside.
- Prevent Chimney Fires – A chimney fire is a very dangerous and hazardous problem. The best way to prevent a chimney fire is to have your chimney cleaning and inspections done regularly.
- Reduce Smells – Creosote and soot can start to smell terrible if left to build up. You will notice an increase in smells during moist weather if your chimney needs to be cleaned.
- Prevent Corrosion – Soot and creosote are both very acidic materials. If left to sit in your chimney, they can begin to corrode the chimney materials.
We know how much enjoyment can be had from a fireplace. We are here to help you continue to safely enjoy your fireplace with professional chimney cleaning services. Give us a call at Swept Away Chimney for all your chimney needs.