Do I Need to Have My Chimney Cleaned?
You Could Have a Chimney Fire!
While you and your family lounge by the fireplace enjoying it's warm glow of the flames; the last thing you are thinking about is a chimney fire. But, If you haven't had your chimney cleaned and inspected in the last year, you should be.
Chimney fires are one of the leading causes of home fires!
What Causes a Chimney Fire?
When you burn in your fireplace, over time a sticky substance called creosote builds up on the inside of your chimney. You need a trained chimney sweep with his chimney cleaning tools and chimney cleaning brush to remove the built up creosote. Creosote is highly flammable and can cause a chimney fire which will damage the chimney, destroy homes and injure or kill people.
Chimney Fires Can Be Prevented!
Not every chimney cleaning is a Custom Cleaning. When CMC performs a cleaning we go onto the roof to start at the very top of the chimney. From up there we are able to give the crown, brick, mortar, flashing and cap a good inspection. Then with our chimney brush and rods we sweep all the way to the very bottom of the chimney, removing the built up creosote and inspecting the flue. We finish the cleaning from the inside of your home at the fireplace. We remove all of the ash and creosote using our high power hepa filter vacuum, inspect the internal components of the fireplace and never leave any mess behind.
With our Superior Service and Expertise you will be able to enjoy the winter season with your family by the fireplace.
Chimney Fires Have Been Described as:
- Loud popping and crackling noise coming from your chimney.
- Dense smoke from the fireplace or chimney.
- Intense heat and a hot smell.
Chimney fires burn hot and explosively. They can create so much noisy that someone outside the home may hear the sound and see the flames and smoke shooting from the top of the chimney. But not all Chimney fires will give these warning signs. Many chimney fires go completely unnoticed and it only takes minutes for a chimney fire to turn ugly.