When it comes to snuggling in front of the fire during the cold winter months, many people don’t give much thought to the process and safety of those warm glowing embers.
And sadly, thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed each year do to chimney fires.
Why chimney fires happen
Chimney fires happen due, primarily to a buildup of creosote in the walls of the chimney. Over time the smoke, vapors, wood and other particles stock to the sides of the chimney (this is creosote) and it’s this accumulation that can later catch fire.
What can you do to prevent chimney fires
The best way to prevent chimney fires is to have certified technicians inspect and clean your chimney regularly. They can help you choose the right methods and products to keep you and your family safe.