Enjoying a fireplace is always relaxing during winter; however, if your chimney is not cleaned before the season starts, you could be breathing in harmful smoke. A clean chimney is essential to owning a fireplace and should not be left dirty.
Avoid Costly Repairs
A chimney can be a costly affair if not cleared out properly. According to U.S. statistics, over 25,000 chimney fires occur each year. That’s over $125 million in property damages. This can easily be avoided if a chimney is cleaned at least once a year by a certified professional.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Breathing in smoke is not something people would enjoy. Smoke carries a deadly poison called carbon monoxide and has the potential to kill if left unattended. This can be caused by soot gathering around the inside of the chimney as it leaves the fire. Smoke damage not only affects your health, but it can also leave residue on furniture and in HVAC systems. Clearing out your chimney ensures that smoke rises out of your home, leaving you with only the warm fire to enjoy.
During off seasons you are more likely to find pests of all kinds looking to nest. Without knowing it, you could have a problem if your chimney isn’t cleared.
To schedule chimney cleaning, call R & R Fireplace And Chimney today!