Why it's important to have your chimney sweep done by a professional

The NFPA States fires caused by wood burning appliances are the second leading cause of death by house fire. If you heat with your wood burning fireplace or wood stove you can protect your property and family by having a qualified Element Hearth and Home professional perform a Level 2 Chimney Inspection and a chimney cleaning at least annually to ensure your fireplace and chimney system is safe for regular use.

Fireplace and chimney build up usually comes in two forms, a light dusty soot or a tarry lumpy residue called creosote. Creosote is caused by incomplete combustion of wood that comes from burning wet wood or a softwood like Pine. This creosote can build up in chimneys and ignite causing a chimney fire. Once the build-up is removed it's important to check the flue for any cracks or large gaps that could allow heat smoke and dangerous gases to travel where it was never intended to

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