What is Creosote? How is it Hazardous?

Creosote is the residue left behind in your chimney after burning the fire logs. After frequent use, creosote can form a thick coating inside the chimney firebrick. If left unattended, this accumulated coating is extremely flammable and potentially dangerous, making regular cleaning an important task. Being an indoor air pollutant, many are sensitive to creosote. […]

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Help! An animal is in the chimney. What should I do?

It is important to check for any animals like owls, pigeons, raccoon and woodpeckers that may have occupied your chimney. The best time to check for them is at the beginning of the winter before you light the first fire. Creosote accumulation near animal nests can cause even greater danger with increased chances of house fires and […]

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How Do I Choose a Good Chimney Cleaning Company?

The short answer is…no. The level of experience, integrity and professionalism can vary from Chimney Cleaning company to Chimney Cleaning company just like in any other industry. The key to knowing that you are selecting a reputable chimney sweep is to do a little bit of homework. Read Customer Reviews – Your peers will often give you a lot […]

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