As you burn fires in your fireplace, a substance forms in your chimney. This is called creosote, and it can take on many forms. Whether is light and flaky, sticky and tar-textured, or hard, glazed, and glossy, creosote is harmful, and it needs to be regularly cleared out of your chimney. Fortunately for folks in Cherry Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods, the team here Mason’s Chimney Service is here to help!
So, one of the biggest threats associated with creosote is its ability to trigger a chimney fire. It’s very flammable and can easily ignite if too much builds up. As flames and heat spread throughout your structure, your masonry will break down, your metal components will warp, and your entire liner will suffer significant damage.
All in all, you’ll need a lot of expensive repair work completed before your system is safe to use again. You’ll always be better off investing in affordable care (like inspections and sweepings) early on, rather than time-consuming and costly fixes down the line. Count on our team to check things over for you today!
Now, one thing we also want to note about chimney fires is their typically quiet nature. Many assume they would know if a chimney fire occurred. Unfortunately, they are not always loud, obvious events, meaning many will continue to build fires, unaware that they face risks by doing so. When you operate a fireplace with cracks, holes, and gaps throughout it, you could easily find yourself with flames, smoke, and carbon monoxide entering your home. All of these are extremely dangerous and could threaten the lives of you and your family members.
This is another reason why the CSIA highlights the importance of annual inspections. It is imperative to have your chimney checked over before the start of your burning season so that you avoid scenarios like the ones mentioned above.
Our Team Is Here To Help
The team at Mason’s Chimney Service is trusted throughout the area and ready to serve you today. Why depend on us? Because our decades of experience combined with our long list of credentials ensure we know it all when it comes to your chimney. We are dedicated to keeping homes in the area safer, and we would love nothing more than to ensure customers throughout Southern New Jersey are able to enjoy their fireplaces to the fullest.
If you are looking for peace of mind this holiday season, then the time to rely on us is now. We can inspect your system, check for creosote build-up (as well as any damages or potential threats), then take appropriate measures to set you up right before your burning season officially kicks off.
Ready to get started? Reach out now!