Does your house smell like smoke, even when you don’t have a fire lit?
Do you have a foul smell coming from your fireplace?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, it could mean that your chimney is lined with creosote, which is the soot byproduct from burning wood.
With our professional chimney sweep cleaning service, your house will stay safe.
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) note that factors including the type of chimney, type of fuel, how long the fireplace has been used, type of appliance, and the moisture content of wood will all determine how often your chimney need sweeping.
However, they recommend that, as a guide, these cleaning frequencies should be followed:
Every fireplace generates creosote, simply as a nature of being used, but over time the build-up of this soot can create some real problems.
For example, decreased airflow from a buildup of soot will greatly impact the performance of your chimney and fireplace and will also increase the danger of fire and carbon monoxide.
It’s likely that your chimney will be used more in the winter months than at other times of the year, so set a reminder on your phone to have your chimney swept, or at least inspected, every year before winter.
If you aren’t sure about the last time your chimney was cleaned, you may simply need a Chimney Inspection. The general rule of thumb (and our recommendation) is to have a professional chimney inspection completed each year. We provide a standalone chimney inspection service outside of our normal chimney sweeping service, if applicable to your needs.
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