Why should you have your chimney serviced annually? Chimney cleaning is the most neglected home maintenance there is. Do mainly to the lack of awareness on how your chimney safely removes harmful gases from your home.
Chimney fires are on the rise in America. Over 25,000 chimney fires occurred last year costing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and costing lives.
Ash and creosote can build up on the inside of your chimney. Creosote is a highly flammable compound that can ignite causing a chimney fire and possibly the loss of your home.
Uncapped chimneys can invite unwanted birds, rodents, and pests to nest in your chimney. There nest can cause a blockage and allow carbon monoxide to enter into your home. Pests can also carry unwanted diseases into your home.
An uncapped chimney also allows water to get into your chimney; eroding the mortar between the bricks, causing premature deterioration of your chimney. This can also lead to wood rot in the area surrounding the chimney.
Creosote can cause major damage to your metal flue system. Allowing build up to stay on the walls of your metal flue can drastically reduce the lifetime of your chimney. Creosote can deteriorate metal fairly quickly, especially where the flue joints are combined.
A low cost chimney maintenance plan now, can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs in the future.