Raleigh Fireplace Cleaning 2017: Know the Facts and Tips About Wood Stoves, Chimney, and Fireplace Cleaning

Apart from the cozy aesthetics they bring, a fireplace and a chimney add warmth and character to a home, and for your family and property's safety, chimney maintenance is important. There are several issues that may cause bigger problems for your fireplace and chimney such as blockage, creosote, brickwork problems, cracks in the flue and your chimney's cap and crown are damaged. Let's learn the different issues and the resolution of these fireplace and chimney problems. Read more great facts on  Raleigh Wood Stoves, click here. 

More than just the smoke that goes up, whenever wood is burned creosote is deposited in the lining of the chimney. Both the smooth and the creosote make up the creosote in your chimney comprising of fine carbon powder and a dark brown or black tar. There are various types of creosote and they are very dangerous because of their flammability causing chimney fires. Every year, there are thousands of house fires happening because of dirty and poorly maintained chimneys. Improper chimney ventilation also happens due to the presence of creosote causing entrance of dangerous fumes inside the homes. This can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning because large amounts of carbon monoxide is a "silent killer" that go unnoticed for its tasteless, invisible and odorless nature. A professional chimney cleaner uses the appropriate tools in removing creosote in a chimney cleaning session from its flue lining, and even removing the toughest flammable deposits present in the flue lining of your chimney. A fireplace that has not been used for a long time may have blockage such as leaves, bird's nest and other debris causing deterioration of the chimney. As recommended by the National Fire Protection Association, the chimney must be inspected yearly by a qualified chimney technician. Take a  look at this link  http://mrsootchimney.net/chimney-cleaning/ for more information. 

Flue lining can be damaged by heat causing fire because most chimney linings are made of clay tiles which are not as durable as stainless steel lining, so it is important to have annual chimney inspection to ensure that the flue lining is always intact. The cracks in your flue lining can reach combustible parts of your house, starting a fire, so it is best to replace the flue lining before using your fireplace to prevent house fires and exposure to carbon monoxide. Chimney masonry can last for a century but if the mortar is not in good condition, it needs replacement to keep moisture out and prevent brickwork problems. It is best to contact a chimney expert for inspection and to help you with all brickwork problems, flue lining cleaning, fireplace and chimney issues. If you are looking for a trusted, experienced, reliable and reputable chimney and fireplace technician, feel free to check our website or contact us directly for more details. We are dedicated and committed to providing the best fireplace and chimney services in residential and commercial settings.