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Most people aren’t really thinking about their fireplace during the summer, but in reality, summer is one of the best times to have it maintenance work done on it. Plan ahead and call Masters Services today for your Denver chimney sweeping needs. This way, when winter rolls around and you want to get cozy by a fire, you will have already had your Denver chimney sweeping done and you can go right on ahead and get the fire roaring.
Denver chimney sweeping is important for the safety and efficiency of your fireplace. The purpose of the Denver chimney sweeping is to remove soot, blockages, and creosote that collect in your chimney liner, firebox, smoke chamber, and damper. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that is produced as a result of burning wood, and just a small amount of buildup can potentially lead to a chimney fire. The rate at which the creosote builds up can rise if you do not adhere to proper burning practices. The type of wood that you burn also determines how much creosote is created; pine wood, for example, causes a rapid amount of creosote to build up, and therefore you should limit your use of it.
To get the optimum use of your fireplace, you should have it inspected annually. How often you should get a Denver chimney sweeping really depends on how much you use your fireplace. As a general rule, you should get a Denver chimney sweeping for every quart of wood that you burn. If you don’t really use your chimney that much, critters such as squirrels, birds, and raccoons may have decided to take it over. When this happens, you will want to have a Denver chimney sweeping done to get the rascals out. You certainly don’t want to use your chimney if animals are in it, as you risk harming the animal, or perhaps even killing it. If this happened, you would then be dealing with dead animal removal, which can be costly and invasive. You don’t even want to use the chimney if there had been an animal living in it that is now gone, as the debris buildup from nesting materials could potentially cause a fire hazard.
Even 1/8” inch of soot buildup can prevent your chimney from functioning properly. If any amount of glaze appears in the flue, a Denver chimney sweeping should be performed even if there is less than 1/8” of soot buildup. Any substantial amount of soot and creosote buildup can potentially cause a chimney fire; this you should not neglect to get an annual inspection and a Denver chimney sweeping when necessary.