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Creosote and the Dangers it Poses for Chimneys

Post by : dminCMC


Living Room With Fireplace

Having a fireplace in your home is a blessing because it keeps you warm throughout the winter. It also makes your living room the perfect cozy place to gather for parties or to unwrap Christmas presents with the rest of the family.

We love making fires at home, but we have to watch out for an excessive buildup of creosote. If you require chimney cleaning in New Britain, CT, to remove excess creosote, you can reach out to our chimney sweeps in Connecticut.

Here’s why creosote can pose such a danger to your health and to your chimney.

1. Creosote is highly flammable

Creosote is a type of soot that is highly flammable. When creosote deposits on the inside of the chimney flue become too thick, it can increase the risk of a chimney fire.

If you need creosote deposits cleaned out of your chimney flue, reach out to our professional chimney sweep in Wethersfield, CT.

2. Creosote is carcinogenic

Creosote is also carcinogenic, which means that it can cause cancer. Creosote particles in the air in your home can worsen your health and the health of other family members and guests in your home.

3. Creosote prevents smoke and air from leaving the chimney flue

If your chimney flue becomes clogged with too much creosote, smoke and air won’t be able to exit through the chimney flue. This can cause your home to be exposed to carbon monoxide, a toxic gas that is produced during combustion.

You should get professional chimney cleaning at least once a year to get rid of creosote buildup.

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Are you looking for professional chimney cleaning in Middletown, CT? At Creative Masonry & Chimney, our CSIA certified chimney sweeps offer a range of chimney cleaning and repair services for homeowners in Wethersfield, CT, and other parts of Connecticut.

We are a masonry, fireplace, and chimney sweep contractor based in Central Connecticut. Our services include chimney restoration, chimney repointing, chimney rebuilding, chimney waterproofing, and chimney leak repairs for Connecticut homeowners.

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