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 [...]
It may be surprising to think that around fifty percent of folks who have a chimney fire aren’t even aware that it occurred. The number of calls that we receive from customers who call us the day after a chimney fire saying that their neighbors came knocking on the door to let them know their [...]
My crew has utilized Chim-Scan video cameras for years now, but some companies who do not use this technology after sweeping a chimney. Companies who do not use the Chim-Scan technology are missing out on opportunities to not only simplify customers’ concerns regarding documentation in any possible insurance claims or fire inspections, they give the [...]