There’s no denying a crackling fire helps create an unbeatable atmosphere in any environment, especially over the holidays. That being said, it is important to invest in regular care and maintenance to ensure it stays working safely and efficiently. One thing you should be wary of is creosote. Creosote is a substance that forms in your chimney as you continue to use your fireplace. It is very flammable in nature. The more you have in your chimney, the higher your chances are of experiencing a chimney fire, which can make your structure weak and vulnerable.

What happens if you use a chimney that is cracked, crumbling, or filled with debris? Well, it can lead to a lot of dangerous situations. Learn more below, then count on our team for all of your sweepings, inspections, and repairs. At Chimspector Venting Specialists, we value excellence, honesty, and top-notch customer care!

Damages Lead To House Fires

Damages throughout your structure increase your risk of experiencing a house fire significantly. This is due to the cracks, holes, and gaps that form as your brickwork starts to crumble and deteriorate. Heat, flames, and smoke from your fireplace produce can easily travel through these openings and catch your adjacent woodwork on fire in a matter of hours. Along with this, harmful fumes such as carbon monoxide could easily escape into your home, affecting the health of those inside your home.

One thing is for certain: Investing in an affordable sweeping now is a lot more cost-effective than paying thousands of dollars for home repairs after a fire. If you’re concerned about excessive creosote throughout your chimney, please give us a call right away. We can check things over, then clear it all out, so you can use your fireplace as safely as possible this fall.

Do You Have Smoke Detectors Installed?

Our team is eager to do everything we can to help homeowners avoid fires, but sometimes they still happen, regardless. There are a number of reasons a fire might occur in a household, so it is important to stay prepared. This is why we urge all of our customers to invest in smoke detectors. They will warn you at the first sign of danger so that everyone can attempt to get out safely.

Our CSIA Certified Crew Can Handle The Job

When it comes to homes in Columbia or the surrounding areas, there is no better team to trust in than our CSIA certified crew at Chimspector. We strive to stay educated and up-to-date on it all, and we are happy to answer all of your questions along the way. Ready to get started? Beat the fall rush by investing in your annual inspection and sweeping today. We’re ready to help!