Would you continue to cook on a stove that's burners are clogged with dried up food? Would you continue to use your toaster with burnt bread crumbs resting at the bottom? You wouldn't continue to bake in your oven with crumbs of food that spilled in them, would you? Hopefully, your answer to each of these questions were no, and that means that you understand that your chimney, like these other appliances, needs to be cleaned as well.
The only difference between chimneys and the other appliances is the type of fire hazard that is produced by a lack of cleaning. The fire hazard for a stove, toaster, and oven is the buildup of food; whereas soot is the hazard for a chimney. Nonetheless, the concept is the same.
Fort Worth, a North Texas city, gets extremely cold during the winter, so it's only fitting to burn the fireplace throughout the season for warmth. However, the continuous burning of fire wood yields the production of ash and soot, both highly flammable. Ash in the fireplace is easy to clean. But soot will linger in the upper anatomy of the chimney that isn't easily accessible. To prevent the high probability of a house fire, you should enlist in a chimney sweep company to perform a chimney cleaning.
There are many reasons to get your chimney cleaned regularly.
There are many significant reasons as to why you should invest in a Fort Worth Chimney Cleaning. One, a thorough Fort Worth chimney cleaning will ensure that your chimney is not a fire hazard. Over time, the ash and soot from the burning wood will stick to the walls and floor of the chimney and this is extremely flammable. Essentially, this is the leading cause of house fires in the winter. 1/4 of an inch of soot buildup is enough to start a house fire! Two, carbon monoxide, an odorless, yet deadly gas can get backed up in the chimney whether it be natural gas, propane, or even wood burning. This is obviously a health hazard. A Fort Worth Chimney cleaning is a measure of protecting your family and household all around.
Many years ago, before the proper technology was produced to clean chimneys, little boys small enough to actually fit in the flue, were made to scrape the chimney with their hands. That sounds a little unbelievable right? We have come a long way with the methods of chimney cleaning. Brushes long enough to extend the length of the chimney are used to clean its walls and then the residue is vacuumed. There is no harm done whatsoever, and not to mention mess free!