Quick Tip: Hire a chimney sweep to avoid fireplace disasters

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Blog, Home & Lifestyle | 0 comments

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Few things make a home cozier than a roaring fire on a winter night. But that fire can also lead to disaster if the chimney isn’t properly maintained. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America more than 20,000 chimney fires are sparked every year in the U.S. Often, this is due to a build-up of creosote, the black, oily residue that comes from burning wood and fossil fuels. The solution? Have your chimney and fireplaces inspected by a chimney sweep once a year. The chimney sweep will clean the chimney and fireplace, removing all blockages and debris; check the chimney liner for any weaknesses, and inspect the chimney cap, repairing or replacing it if necessary. According to Angi, the cost of the service can run anywhere from $130 to $380 — a fair price to pay for your family’s safety… and that ultra-cozy feeling on a cold winter night.

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