Have you experienced a chimney fire, a lightning strike, wind damage, or an earthquake recently? Watch this video for instructions on how to identify this kind of damage and file a sudden occurance insurance claim.
Chimney fires are often caused by wood stoves that do not have a liner. This causes creosote to build up, and possibly ignite. In order to avoid a damaging chimney fire, be sure to have a chimney liner installed.
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 [...]