Nothing is more soothing on a cold, wintry day than relaxing in the comfort and warmth of a glowing fire. However, if you cannot remember the last time that you had your fireplace and chimney cleaned, then it is probably time for a thorough cleaning. Depending on how often you use your fireplace during the colder months, a cleaning is recommended at least once every year. This will protect you and your family against the risk of a fire starting in the chimney or your indoor air quality from being ruined by smoke circulating throughout your home via your HVAC system.
When you use your fireplace frequently, soot accumulates in your chimney. In addition to this, debris and leaves can enter the chimney if there isn’t a cap or guard installed. This can restrict the venting of smoke out of your home through the chimney. If the chimney is clogged, smoke can fill your home very quickly with potentially dangerous results. This can all be easily avoided by having your fireplace and chimney cleaned by Dapper Ducts.
Most importantly, regular chimney cleaning prevents the build-up of creosote, a flammable substance that can ignite and burn very quickly as well as causing a blockage and restricting air flow. Dapper Ducts will ensure that the creosote has been thoroughly removed from the chimney’s interior walls, thereby reducing the risk of a fire occurring. We can also install a chimney cap if needed.
It’s also important to remember that cleaning your chimney and fireplace can be very messy and hiring a professional to do the job means your hands and home will stay clean.
We hope you call Dapper Ducts today to schedule your chimney cleaning and enjoy a safe and warm winter season.
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