To put it plainly, dirty chimneys or chimneys that are damaged (which you normally wouldn’t know about because you can’t see into your chimney), can cause a chimney fire. And any fire could at best, be damaging and destructive, and at worst, fatal.
Creosote or soot build-up is a natural result of burning wood. It can cause blockages, which in turn, can result in a fire. Burning unseasoned wood increase this build-up too. Birds’ nests and debris can also cause problems.
So you can see the importance of keeping your chimney swept and clean, and at the same time, checked for damage or potential problems.
We recommend sweeping your chimney once a year by a professional, insured sweep. Contact us for more information today.