WHY SPRING CLEANUP IS WISE
Here is why there is value and it makes good sense to have flues and venting systems attended to in the spring of the year.
- Your chimney should be cleaned before moisture mixing with soot and creosote form sulfuric and hydrochloric acids that eat into the chimney structure.Chlorine from household cleaning compounds is in the combustion air rising up the chimney. Sulfur is in soot deposits from a coal fire.
2. Damp creosote in the flue has a sour, sickly smell.
Chimney Cleaning – Keep Your Family Safe by Sweeping Your Chimney
Who doesn’t enjoy sitting in front of an open fireplace?
There is something magical about watching a fire burning in thefireplaceand seeing the smoke winding its way up in to the chimney. But as with everything in life, with the joy of having afireplacecomes the need to keep the chimney clean and the flue in good order. So you need a chimney sweep to come and clean it for you and check that the chimney is still safe to use.
Sadly many families lose their lives due to house fires that have used open fireplaces where the flue was cracked or broken or the chimney was not clean and the home has caught on fire.