Everything you need to know about Chimney Cleaning
Once the temperatures drop, there is something so comforting about a cozy fire. The light, the smell, the warmth… Yes, you can just imagine it now. Pair that scene with a glass of wine or hot cup of tea and all the worries of the day start to melt away. While this picture gives us all that fuzzy feeling, the facts about what could be happening in your chimney can also give anyone pause.
If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, you are likely all too familiar with this term: Creosote. If you’re new to the fire game, creosote is the black or brown stuff that builds up in your chimney. While fireplaces and wood burners are designed to safely contain wood fires, the chimney’s job is to expel the smoke, water vapor, gases, wood particles, hydrocarbon, etc. When you’re burning a fire, these substances exit the hot fire, up the cool chimney. Once these substances come into contact with the cooler chimney, there is condensation. This ... read full post