Common Causes of Chimney Leaks
Dirt is not good, especially when it builds up in your chimney. You may be asking about how to clean chimney, and the answer is as easy as a phone call to All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair.
A chimney left uncleaned can cause all types of issues in your home and your family. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is the number one issue arising from dirty chimneys. The recommendations for even the newest chimneys is an annual chimney sweeping. This yearly cleaning includes an inspection to detect other issues along with cleaning.
A fireplace needs oxygen to burn completely. If the oxygen supply is cut off, carbon monoxide is the result. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless dangerous gas. Always have a carbon monoxide detector on each floor, including the basement. This will warn your family if a leak is occurring, and save lives.
Creosote buildup is another problem to be concerned with as part of a dirty chimney. The wood-burning process is a natural process that creates creosote as a by-product of water vapors, smoke, tar, un-burned wood, hydrocarbon buildup, and gases. Creosote is a dangerous, highly combustible compound. A chimney fire can erupt if creosote is left to build up. All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair can check your chimney for creosote and carbon monoxide to keep your family safe year round.
If there is an odor coming from the chimney, do not use it until you have contacted a chimney sweep for a professional evaluation and chimney cleaning. You may be wondering how much does a chimney sweep cost, and that is a solid question. Contact All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair to schedule a cleaning of your chimney and or a free estimate.
If you haven’t had your chimney cleaned yet this year, winter will be here sooner rather than later. Call All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair. We’ll have your chimney clean and clear again before you know it! Call All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair at (615) 285-9118 today! We look forward to serving you.