The chimney in your home is a functional and important piece of your fireplace. And, like many parts of your home, require regular maintenance to ensure proper functionality as well as to ensure the safety of you and your family. Having a fireplace in your Bucks County home keeps you warm in the winter while giving your home a comfortable and homey feel. However, if you do not regularly clean the chimney of your fireplace many things can happen.
Regular chimney cleaning is a critical first line of defense against problems that could result in expensive repairs later. We recommend having your chimney cleaned annually to ensure no damage could pose a hazard for you or your loved ones. It is easy to forget that smoke doesn’t just draft out of a chimney and disappear. It leaves behind a type of residue, called creosote, which builds up over time.
In its early stages, creosote buildup is a dark, flaky substance that collects along the tiles of the chimney. While it isn’t usually dangerous on its own, addressing creosote during stage one is important. Once creosote reaches stage two, it becomes much more difficult to clean and can start to impact the functioning of your chimney. At stage three, it is extremely flammable and can lead to a serious fire hazard.
You may be tempted to clean your chimney yourself to save you money, however, this is strongly discouraged. The process of cleaning your chimney requires a lot of strenuous activity, such as getting on your roof, and specialized tools that most homeowners just don’t own. Also, many homeowners are not familiar, or have the experience in cleaning the chimney to ensure the job is done correctly. It is strongly advised to reach out to one of our trusted, local Bucks County chimney cleaner vendors to schedule your annual cleaning.
Give one of our trusted Bucks County chimney cleaners a call to schedule your annual cleaning. Their expert staff of chimney technicians can have your fireplace and chimney swept, inspected, and ready to use.