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Cleaning Your Chimney

11/1/2023 (Permalink)

It is getting colder in the area, and before long, you will want to start building cozy fires in your fireplace to warm up from the winter cold.

Fall is already here, and before you know it you and your family can relax in front of the fireplace knowing that it will not go up in a fury ball of flame.

Before your decide to build that first fire, you will want to ensure that your chimney is clean so that it is safe for all of these fires this winter. 

It may seem to you that the only people who clean chimneys were the guys from Mary Poppins...but believe me, everyone should be cleaning their chimneys to prevent any unwanted emergencies in the home.  There are so many ways debris can get into chimneys, and it is important to ensure it is all removed.

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 27% of home heating fires were the result of not cleaning chimneys. For that reason, you should have your chimney professionally cleaned at least once a year. Soot and creosote can build up in your chimney flue. Particles start to stick to the side of the flue instead of going up the chimney. Each fall, inspect your chimney and make sure it is free of debris, such as dead leaves, bird nests, critters, etc.

If your home has suffered damage from a fire, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County- 678-432-3003

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