A wood-burning fireplace adds an unbeatable ambiance and warmth to any living space, which is why countless families love to cozy up by them night after night. Mason’s Chimney Service is passionate about ensuring fireplaces all throughout the Cherry Hill area are functioning well and running as efficiently as possible with every passing year. When you invest in services from us, you can rest easy knowing your system is in the best hands possible!
One issue we address fairly often is creosote buildup. While fireplace owners can’t avoid the accumulation of this flammable substance, they can call us in to ensure it gets removed from time to time. Scheduling this regular maintenance helps keep your fireplace in the best shape possible, and it keeps your home and family safer, too. If you’re due for your annual sweeping, give our qualified staff a call today!
Dangers Of Creosote
If creosote is given the opportunity to build up inside of your chimney, you’re going to wind up facing a lot of big issues down the line. One of these issues is deterioration and crumbling. When debris accumulates, it breaks down your chimney parts faster, thus shortening the lifespan of your fireplace. Also, if cracks or holes are present, your system will be unsafe for regular use.
Creosote also greatly increases your risk for chimney fires. It’s highly flammable and, the more you have of it, the more dangerous it becomes. When chimney fires occur, your liner, masonry, and interior chimney parts all become damaged, and they all must be repaired before you put your fireplace to use again. These damages create open pathways for flames and smoke to escape into your home, so calling in a CSIA certified professional to check things over right away is vital!
Also, keep in mind that, more often than not, chimney fires occur without the homeowner ever realizing it. That means countless families could be using their fireplace, not knowing that serious damages are present! This is a scary situation, and it further emphasizes the need for regular inspections and maintenance.
Do your best to avoid costly repairs and dangerous situations by scheduling inspections at least once a year. Also, be sure to call your chimney technician in should you suspect a malfunction within your fireplace system. By taking precautionary measures beforehand, you could save yourself a lot of stress down the line!
We’re Ready To Help You Out
If you’re ready to ensure your chimney is clean and ready to go for the cold months ahead, give our team a call now. We are trained in all things chimney and, with over 60 years of experience under our belts, you can rest easy knowing we’ve got you covered no matter what. Pick up the phone today, so we can work together to make your fireplace great!