Keep Your Chimney Cleaned to Prevent Fires

Chimney Cleaning in Charlotte

chimney cleaning before and after

Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths. Wood stoves and chimneys are the worst culprits in causing fires in the home. Creosote build up is the main factor. Creosote is the chemical by-product of wood burning and can accumulate from a variety of factors, including the thickness of the wood, and the amount of time the smoke stays inside the chimney. Fireplaces and wood stoves do not get much use in the Charlotte area, but nevertheless, you should clean your chimney for every 2-3 cords of wood that you burn. You can clean your chimney your self, or call a professional chimney cleaning service.



If you don’t want to clean your chimney yourself, here are some tips from the Chimney Safety Institute of America on how to hire a chimney sweep.