Creosote, the black or brown residue of combustion that collects on the inner surfaces of a chimney flue liner, is highly flammable. If allowed to build up, it can catch fire, causing cracks in “fireproof” brick, stone or clay flue liners and allow heat to reach nearby wood framing and other combustible materials in your home. A dirty chimney is the cause of many house fires each year.

 

Have your fireplace cleaning done preferably in late spring or early summer when heating season is over. That way, you’ll have enough time to schedule any repairs you may need before the heating season begins in the fall.

 

1800 Chimney Inc
All of our sweeps are certified by CSIA  (Chimney Safety Institute of America) and/or Have membership in the NCSG (National Safety Sweep Guild). These organizations promote professionalism in the industry by testing applicants and offering continuing education opportunities to keep members up to date on changing technology and fire safety.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your fireplace relies on your chimney to ensure your home stays warm, healthy, and free from damaging smoke. So its a good idea to get an inspection of your chimney and have it cleaned before the cold and snow. 1800 Chimney Inc is well prepared and educated to prepare you for the winter.

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Creosote is a category of carbonaceous chemicals formed by the distillation of various tars and pyrolysis of plant-derived material, such as wood or fossil fuel. They are typically used as preservatives or antiseptics.