Fireplace Safety Tips for this Holiday Season
All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repairs know a thing or two about creosote. They are the chimney sweep pro for Central Tennessee and they know how to keep creosote from harming your home and family.
What is Creosote?
Creosote is an extremely combustible, foul smelling, gummy corrosive substance, which left unattended, can cause a dangerous fire hazard as well as health issues. Creosote, a volatile gas, arrives when burning wood and coats everything in its path. A proper chimney cleaning can help keep this nasty material from harming what you love.
Causes of Creosote Buildup
The type of wood you burn is a contributing factor to creosote buildup. As the wood burns, the water content within becomes saturated steam. This steam is approximately 215° F and that is much cooler than the creosote gasses at 250° F. Creosote and condensation form when the steam
cools. This happens whether you burn soft or hard wood.
The placement, size of the chimney, the flue size, and the clay chimney liner are factors in creating creosote. If you have an older home and a fireplace, contacting a chimney pro like All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repairs can help you navigate the possible dangers and different solutions.
The two options for preventing creosote in your chimney is to burn the creosote gases before they reach the top of the chimney, or keep the chimney temperature above 250° F from top to bottom at all times.
To keep your home fresh, clean, and free from this dangerous gas, have your chimney cleaned regularly. For reliable, quality care, contact Tennessee’s best chimney builders, and professional
at All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repairs. chimneysweepers
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.