If you’ve never owned a fireplace before, you may not realize how important proper chimney care and maintenance are. And, whether you’ve had your fireplace one month or 20 years, understanding how it works is key.
Every time you use a wood-burning fireplace, toxic gases and oils are released during the burning process. Some of these materials also stick to the interior of your chimney. This is normal, and, if your fireplace and chimney are working properly, it is safe.
The problem, however, is that over time, harmful deposits (called creosote) build up in the interior of your chimney. In small doses, this creosote isn’t a problem. After a while, however, it can become dangerous—creating a health and fire hazard in your home.
If you need your chimney cleaned, call us today. As part of our chimney sweeping services, you can trust us to thoroughly scrub your chimney interior to remove creosote buildup. We will also inspect your chimney for other common issues, such as obstructions, mortar and brick breakdown, and liner damage.
Is It Time for a Chimney Inspection?
If you own a fireplace, one of the most important things you can do to protect and maintain it is to have your chimney and fireplace inspected every year. Whether or not your fireplace shows warning signs, a professional chimney inspection can help spot small problems before they become big, smoking, property-damaging ones.
If you live in Oak Creek or any of the surrounding communities to the west and south, call Smoke Stacks, Inc. today to schedule a chimney inspection or sweeping.
We also offer comprehensive chimney repair and restoration services—including chimney sweeping, crown repair, crown replacement, relining, tuckpointing, and more—in Oak Creek, WI and throughout Milwaukee County.