chimney ideas. Thursday , April 19th , 2018 - 02:46:43 AM
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.
Use the brush and dustpan to clean up the debris from the fireplace. Empty it into the waste bucket. Use the brush and dustpan to sweep up debris from the tarp or drop cloth. Empty it into the waste bucket. Dispose of the soot and creosote in accordance with your local laws. Since creosote is a flammable substance, it should not be thrown in the trash.
If you only clean your chimney once a year, do it in the fall, before the burning season begins. Otherwise, you risk sparking a chimney fire the first time you light up your fireplace in the winter.
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