Bertha Blecher. chimney ideas. April 13th , 2018.
One of the most common issues in chimney flue maintenance is the buildup of creosote. Creosote is an oil that is emitted when woods and other solids are burned, which can solidify and build up on the inside of your chimney. If left untreated, creosote buildup can ignite and cause dangerous chimney fires.
For any of these problems, you should consult a licensed chimney repair expert, as it is required by law in most states that they be handled by professional contractors.
Take a flashlight and peer inside the chimney flute. Use a pencil or plastic knife to scrape off a bit of the creosote that has accumulated on the side of the chimney. If it is 1 8 inch thick or thicker, it's time for a cleaning.
Determine whether the chimney needs to be cleaned. Chimneys should be cleaned at least once a year, and more often if you use your fireplace frequently.
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