The main reasons for having a fire-place in your home is for starters natural warmth during the winter months and secondly but just as important, the feeling of coziness and relaxing ambiance with a warm glow surrounding your home. Along with the pleasure of basking in your fireplace’s advantages, there are also some hefty responsibilities that come with it and protecting your precious family and home. Cutting corners when it comes to fireplace and chimney maintenance is not an option for keeping you safe.
It is recommended to have your chimney professionally cleaned and checked annually. Here are some reasons provided to convince you chimney maintenance is top priority:
Health. Carbon monoxide is created whenever and wherever fuel is burned. Having a clogged chimney or inefficient flue causes a buildup of this odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. Blocked chimneys are on the list of causes for carbon monoxide poisonings and deaths in America every year. It is crucial to have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned to secure your flue is good to go.
Fire. A fire of any kind that is not controlled can be disastrous and a chimney fire can quickly spread into the walls up through the roof wreaking havoc on your home. It is not a situation you want to be involved in and making sure your chimney is swept and cleaned will prevent this possible catastrophe from happening. Naturally, over time your chimney will become blocked with a substance much like tar called creosote. This is because the wood that has been burned has left a glaze all the way up into your chimney leaving it vulnerable to fire because of its combustible makeup.
Smoke. A result of an un-kept and dirty chimney is soot. Soot will build up around the flue of your fireplace making it hard for the smoke to lead upwards and out of your home. This can cause smoke to invade your space and leave a film on flooring, furniture or decor.
With all of these tips on how and why to keep your chimney healthy, be sure to follow through for the health of yourself, your family and your home. If you are due for a chimney sweep or inspection, make sure to call your local professionals over at ABC Cleaning. You can count on us to provide excellent service and safety to your chimney and home.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!