The Dangers of Neglecting Your Chimney Cleaning

If you have a chimney in your home, it's important to keep it clean and well-maintained. Neglecting this critical task can lead to blockage and build up of toxic fumes inside your home, as well as a dangerous chimney fire. Creosote, a highly flammable substance, builds up in the flue pipe during the use of the chimney and can cause a fire. In addition, toxic and deadly gases, such as carbon monoxide, are released from the combustion process of fires and can cause serious respiratory problems and even suffocation or carbon monoxide poisoning.

It's not just an aesthetic issue if you neglect your fireplace, but a health problem. The main cause of fires in houses that have chimneys is a fire in the chimneys. One of the most dangerous ingredients in chimney smoke is wood tar, which is released when wood burns incompletely. The tar sticks to the inside of the chimney and forms a black layer of creosote.

A clogged chimney can also be a fire hazard and have other, less dangerous consequences, such as dust and dirt accumulating inside the house. If you are not sure if your chimney needs cleaning, a professional inspection will determine if the chimney needs to be cleaned and, if followed as recommended annually, you should have no problems. You should also inspect and clean your chimney at least once a year to ensure that the airflow is uninterrupted and unidirectional. We have a team of qualified and dedicated technicians who can assist you with chimney inspection and cleaning.

We have been serving the Chicago area with the best chimney cleaning and repair services for more than 30 years. Chimney cleaning is a dirty job, but modern tools and technology have made it safer, easier and cleaner.