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A Creosote Free Chimney For Santa

In a few short weeks, St. Nick will head down your chimney to fill your stockings and place presents around your tree. To really be prepared this Christmas, make sure you have a creosote free chimney for Santa. A creosote-free chimney will help you to enjoy your holiday gathers safely!

A Safe Hearth for Christmas

In truth, a chimney does so much more than provide a mythical entryway into your home. As family and friends gather for holiday centerpieces, the hearth often serves as a gathering point. To safely burn a fire in your fireplace, you need a chimney that is free from dangerous creosote. That means scheduling a chimney sweeping and inspection before you light your hearth this holiday season.

Have Your Chimney Swept and Inspected

Each time a fire burns in your fireplace, smoke traveling up your chimney deposits creosote on the walls of your flue. When that creosote builds up to a measurable degree, it poses a hazard to your home and your family. That’s because creosote is highly flammable. If your fireplace flares to an extreme temperature, or if a burning ember finds its way up the chimney, it can ignite the creosote lining your chimney, causing a dangerous chimney fire that could spread to your home, threatening your family and your property. To prevent this dangerous situation, it’s recommended that fireplaces and chimneys be cleaned and inspected at least once per year.

Having your chimney swept before the holidays brings, even more, benefits than preventing a chimney fire. It also keeps your family safe by ensuring that your chimney is clear from any debris or nesting animals. This prevents smoke and carbon monoxide from entering your home. Finally, a clean chimney ensures that your chimney will draft well, that your fireplace will work efficiently and that your home won’t fall victim to foul smells traveling down the chimney.

Let Your Chimney Sweep Help You Get Ready for Santa!

You don’t want to let a dirty chimney destroy your holiday celebrations! Have your chimney cleared from creosote before your holiday gatherings and before Santa’s visits: You’ll help keep Santa’s suit clean, help keep your home and family safe from the possibility of a chimney fire and be able to safely enjoy a beautiful, roaring fire during your holiday gatherings. Let Your Chimney Sweep help you get your chimney ready for Santa Claus and ready for all of your holiday gatherings. Call today to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection.

By Joe Sauter on December 11th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Prevent Chimney Fires With A Chimney Sweeping

As the saying goes, clean chimneys don’t catch fire. That’s why it’s so important that you have your chimney swept and inspected by a CSIA-certified chimney sweep! Here’s what you need to know about preventing chimney fires with a chimney sweeping.

Why a dirty chimney is a dangerous chimney!

Every time you burn a fire in your fireplace, the smoke traveling up the chimney cools. It then forms condensation on the walls of your flue. That condensation hardens into creosote, which is incredibly flammable. If your chimney has a buildup of creosote, that creosote will ignite. If you’re lucky, your chimney will do its job and contain the fire. However, that fire could spread from the chimney to your home structure, damaging or destroying your home and endangering your family!

How a chimney sweeping can stop a chimney fire.

For the average homeowner, the creosote within your chimney will not build up to dangerous levels during the usual fire-burning season. Why should you have your chimney swept once a year? The high-powered rotating brushes used by your chimney sweep remove the creosote buildup from within your chimney, before it becomes thick enough to pose a fire hazard. Do you use your wood-burning fireplace or heating stove as a regular heat source? If so, you may need to have your chimney swept more than once per year; your chimney sweep should be able to help you judge how often to have your chimney swept.

There’s another important component of your annual chimney sweeping that helps to keep your home safe from a fire: the chimney inspection. Many chimney fires go undetected. This means that an unknown chimney fire can cause damage to your chimney’s structure. Even just from age and wear, your chimney’s lining can break down and fail to protect your home from the heat of your fireplace. Your chimney inspection ensures that your chimney doesn’t have damage or deterioration. Damage that would allow the heat or flames from your fireplace to reach your home’s surrounding structure and cause a fire!

Keep your home safe by scheduling your chimney sweeping today!

Fall is here, and that means homeowners will be lighting their first fires of the season any day. Before you use your fireplace this season, be sure to keep your home and family safe from the dangers of a chimney fire. Have your chimney cleared of dangerous, fire-causing creosote. Also, don’t forget an inspection to make sure it is in sound condition. To schedule your sweeping and inspection, call Your Chimney Sweep today! Our certified chimney sweeps will make sure that you are ready to safely enjoy your fireplace all winter long!


By Joe Sauter on September 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment