In fact, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, fireplaces and chimneys should be inspected annually for “soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearance.” Cleaning, the organization says, should be performed as necessary.
Annual cleanings and inspections will:
- Clear any debris from your chimney that could block toxic smoke from venting away from your home. Dead leaves and branches are popular culprits, but animals also can use your chimney as a home, bringing in nesting materials and more. Adequate cleanings and inspections will keep your chimney clear.
- Remove creosote, a dangerous and toxic by-product of burning fires. Creosote adheres to the interior walls of your chimney during fires, and, in intense heat, can catch on fire and spread to the rest of your home.
- Make sure your chimney is in good working order and free from cracks or excessive wear. If considerably damaged, water from rainstorms can seep into your home, damaging walls and contributing to the formation of mold. Additionally, cracks in your chimney will allow noxious smoke into your home.ChimneyTEK is a professional chimney cleaning and chimney repair service that has the knowledge and experience to thoroughly clean your chimney and inspect it for any deficiencies. We can repair all parts of a chimney or fireplace, and offer chimney lining installation, chimney caps and more.
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