Creosote is a very dangerous substance to have in your chimney–along with causing unpleasant odors and corroding metal and mortar, it can cause damaging chimney fires. This video explains creosote, and shows some of the tools chimney sweeps use for removing this harmful substance.
After a certain temperature is reached inside a flue system, the gases that are the byproducts of combustion can actually ignite and cause a fire in the chimney. There are certain factors that can make a chimney fire more violent or more likely to occur, including creosote buildup or burning unseasoned or wet wood. Creosote [...]
Creosote is a major issue for any household or commercial wood burning fireplace. Creosote seeps into mortar joints and small cracks in the flue system as it turns from a gas to a liquid to a solid and corrodes away the inside of your flue. During very humid times of the year, creosote in the [...]
When it comes to having a fireplace and any amount of wood, creosote builds up in the flue system, making conditions right for a chimney fire to occur or the chimney to lose its good draw. Cre-Away Creosote Modifier is one of the most powerful products on the market for the elimination of creosote. Cre-Away [...]
It has been proven time and time again that creosote buildup in a chimney is dangerous and increases thelikelihood of a chimney fire occurring. Anti-Creo-Soot (ACS) was first introduced in 1982. It is a manganese catalyst that improves safety and efficiency in wood or coal burning stoves, furnaces, boilers, fireplaces & pellet stoves. Buy Anti-Creo-Soot [...]
Cre-Away Pro effectively modifies glazed or third-degree creosote so it can be efficiently removed. It is safe for use on all types of creosote. Cre-Away Pro is a four component powder that takes care of all the problems creosote presents. A reactive agent neutralizes the acidic creosote to make it less corrosive to any metal [...]
Burning wood causes combustion, and a byproduct of combustion is H20, or water. When you burn wood, the moisture in the wood is changed to a gaseous state (vapor) and mixes with the creosote that is formed from burning wood. This mixture rises up the chimney , cools, and solidifies. To prevent creosote buildup in [...]