If you have a fireplace, you know how cozy it can be to sit and listen to the crackling fire. It gives a room a comfortable and relaxing ambiance that is so enjoyable. But having a fireplace can also be a safety hazard if you do not take care of it and the components involved. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends an annual inspection and cleaning annually by professional chimney cleaning services. A Noble Sweep can off both inspections and chimney cleaning.
Preventing Chimney Fires
When you have a fireplace, the chimney serves as a ventilation system. It allows toxic fumes and smoke to escape the fireplace safely. Over time the creosote and other debris build-ups along the walls of the chimney. Creosote is extremely flammable and is one of the primary causes of chimney fires. A chimney sweep can clean all of that away and reduce the risk of fire.
A Clean Chimney is More Efficient
Not only do you need to have the creosote removed, but during the months you do not use your fireplace, other things can end up in your chimney. Birds can build nests, or dry twigs and leaves can end up in it. These things are flammable as well. When your chimney is clean, your fireplace does a better job of heating your home. Good ventilation means less fuel is needed, and this can save you money.
Even if you use a free-standing gas fireplace stove, it needs to be maintained as well. Contact A Noble Sweep today for more information on our chimney cleaning services.