There are plenty of good reasons to call a chimney sweep for your Bergen County home. For one thing, a clean chimney is less of a fire hazard. Here are a few other times you should call a chimney sweep.
Every time you light a fire in your fireplace, the smoke is taken out of your home through your chimney. The smoke contain drops of unburned carbon material. These drops condense on the inner walls of your chimney and create something call creosote. The deposits of creosote can ignite because of a fire that is even just slightly hotter than usual. And once creosote is burning, it burns at a temperature that will generally reach above 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
When your chimney catches on fire, flaming debris can be lifted out of your chimney and land on your home’s roof (or your neighbor’s roof) and can easily spread. A chimney sweep is specially trained to thoroughly clean your chimney and remove any creosote that has built up. While nothing will ever fully guarantee that your chimney will not catch on fire, calling in a chimney sweep to regularly clean your chimney can definitely help mitigate this threat.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. There is no way to detect it unless you a have working carbon monoxide detector. And this is yet another reason to call a chimney sweep. A clean chimney is less like to emit dangerous and sometimes deadly levels of carbon monoxide. So a clean chimney can help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fuel is burned, even at low temperatures. Every type of fireplace out there can and will produce carbon monoxide. So no matter what type of fireplace you have, you should have it regularly inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep.
Save Energy and Help Prevent Pollution
A clean chimney means that it will operate more efficiently. And a clean chimney also emits less smoke, which is helpful in helping to prevent air pollution. Calling a chimney sweep for a regular cleaning means you could spend less operating your fireplace, and it could also help save the planet. Every little bit helps!
Are you interested in learning more about how to hire a chimney sweep in Bergen County? Call Guardian Chimney at 1-888-688-1388 or you can Contact Us.