Now that the new year is well under way, it’s time to start thinking about those household chores you’ll want to undertake to make your summer more carefree and easy-going. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to take a trip or even just go to the beach or the aquatic center without having to worry about some of those jobs? Although there are some things that you can’t tackle until summer actually gets here, like washing the windows or getting some yard work done, there are some things that you can get taken care of, like some indoor painting or calling SirVent Chimney and Venting Service to take care of having your chimney cleaned.
Why should you have your chimney cleaned? Over the course of using your fireplace every winter, a build up of nastiness can layer onto the interior of the chimney. When wood burns, smoke is released, and that smoke is made up of water and other nasty chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, sulfur dioxide, methane, and formic acid. The less cured your wood is, the more smoke will be released. This is why it’s so important that you allow your wood to cure for at least six months, and longer is better. Your chimney is designed so that the smoke rises and goes into the great outdoors, but when it gets close to the top of the chimney where there surface is cooler, it condenses and forms a layer of creosote. This can cause odors, but even worse, it’s highly flammable. One stray spark or ember floating up your chimney and getting caught in that creosote buildup and you could have a chimney fire blazing. But even if the chimney fire doesn’t get to the point of roaring flames, it can cause damage to the inside of your chimney. In fact, most chimney fires happen without the homeowner even being aware of it. Even as little as an eighth of an inch of creosote buildup can be enough to catch a spark and cause a fire, and that can build up over the course of a winter, so it’s important that you have your chimney cleaned at least once a year.
Mess Free Cleaning
As you can imagine, when you call a chimney sweep in to clean out that creosote and all the other soot and dirt that results from fire burning, it could be a dirty process. But when you call the professionals at SirVent Chimney and Venting Service, you can know that we’ll make sure to get things cleaned up mess free. We have the best equipment available to make sure that the mess stays contained and doesn’t end up where you don’t want it – in your living room! We’re so confident of this that we’ll guarantee it. So when it’s time to make a call to get your chimney cleaned, give SirVent a call and enjoy our mess free service!