If you have a chimney then you need to make sure to have it inspected and cleaned at least once a year by a qualified chimney sweep. Chimney cleaning will eliminate bad odors from your chimney and it also improves drafts which will help improve the efficiency of your fireplace.
More importantly having a regular chimney cleaning in your home, apartment complex or condo can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and can help to prevent house and chimney fires.
As wood burns in your fireplace the by-products of combustion flow away from the fire and up the chimney. Because the chimney is cooler than the fire, condensation occurs. This means that soot and tar form a residue commonly called creosote that sticks to the interior of your chimney. Creosote is a highly flammable substance, and if it is not regularly cleaned, creosote can ignite and cause dangerous chimney fires.
The spring and summer heat often bring odors from the fireplace or wood stove. You don’t have to live with them all year long; cleaning your chimney in the spring can prevent soot smells in the house.
We are here to help you keep you and your home safe and clean. Call us today to make your appointment.