Sweep That Chimney
It is that time of the year again. Jack Frost comes creeping up quickly every Fall. With colder temperatures it is time for any homeowner to clean up their chimneys and fireplaces. This should be an annual practice for any homeowner not only for cleanliness but to avoid hazardous carbon monoxide levels and devastating fire risks. The key areas that need to be checked are the chimney for excess buildup and the flue to make sure it is working properly. If the flue does not properly open carbon monoxide can leak directly into the home. The gunky black buildup on the inside wall of the chimney is highly flammable and if it gets hot enough can ignite and cause a major fire. The best way to annually take precautions is to hire a chimney sweep that will properly clean and inspect the whole system.