There are so many things that we need to look out for as we go through life. From buying gas to paying bills, with all these things on your to do list, isn’t it great that you have Firesafe Chimney Service to look after your fireplace and chimney care needs? We can make sure that any time you have a problem with your fireplace, whether that be a cracked chimney flue liner, structural damage, blockages, or creosote buildup, we’ll fix it up so that your fireplace is running efficiently all winter long.

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One things that we’ll be looking for when you call us to inspect your chimney is creosote buildup. You might think that as long as you can get a good fire going, everything is just fine. That is definitely not the case. In fact, the fire that you are burning is part of the problem. When you burn a fire in your fireplace, smoke is released because of the moisture that is in the wood. All wood has a certain amount of moisture content, no matter how long you’ve allowed that wood to cure.

The Chemicals of a Fire

Along with the moisture that is released are many chemicals, such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. These chemicals, when they reach the top of the chimney, condense onto the interior of the chimney and form creosote. Creosote is a blackish or brownish tar-like substance which is extremely flammable. In fact, even as little as an eighth of an inch of creosote can be enough to catch a stray spark or ember from your fire and cause a dangerous chimney fire. This is why it is so important to hire a CSIA certified chimney sweep company like Firesafe Chimney Service to take care of all your creosote removal needs.

How We Do It

At Firesafe Chimney Service, we take advantage of opportunities to educate ourselves on all the latest chimney cleaning techniques. It’s important to us that our customers and safe and satisfied, and that’s why we also make sure that our equipment is the latest in chimney sweeping technology. When you hire us, you can be sure that you are dealing with the best in the business, and we’ll make sure that the job is done right. With all that you have to look out for, take creosote buildup off that list.