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.
When Do You Need Fireplace Cleaning?
Cleaning fireplace brick should be like any other system in your home serviced. It should be done yearly and when the fireplace is not in use. When we come in to clean your chimney, we remove:
- Animal and weather debris
A fireplace is dirty by the nature of things, so it may seem like nothing to worry about as the dirt and grime accumulate. A dirty fireplace not only looks bad but is not safe. The more things like creosote build-up, the more you increase your risk of a chimney fire.
You can help keep your fireplace in good shape between annual cleanings by regularly scrubbing firebox walls, vacuuming the ash pit, sweeping and dusting after each use, and only burning seasoned wood. Call us today and get on our fireplace maintenance schedule.
If you have a chimney and fireplace, you want to know there is a licensed chimney inspector available to deal with any problems that arise. A Noble Sweep has a dedicated team that provides New Orleans businesses and homes professional chimney and fireplace cleaning. We have been in business for 40 years and have no plans of quitting. We pride ourselves on being able to reduce fire risk and helping keep folks safe.