Now that holiday season is in full swing, you are likely in the midst of preparing your home for entertaining family and friends. One task that should be on your to-do list is having your chimney professionally swept and inspected. Not only do you want to be sure Santa Claus has a clean entrance to your home, but you also want to be sure there are no safety hazards present in your chimney. The last thing you want to deal with over the holidays is a chimney fire! For over 30 years, Ashbusters has been providing professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the Nashville area, and our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney professionals will make sure that your chimney is ready for Santa’s visit. We would like to tell you more about why it is so important to have your chimney professionally maintained every year.
AVOID DANGEROUS FIRE HAZARDS
One of the main reasons why the CSIA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other national fire safety organizations recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and inspected every year is to have all of the creosote deposits removed from the walls of the inner chimney. This natural compound develops during the combustion process and builds up over the winter season. These deposits can cause blockages of your flue, but the biggest problem that creosote can cause is a high risk for chimney fires because it is so highly flammable. According to the CSIA, creosote is one of the leading causes of chimney fires. You can count on Ashbusters to remove every bit of this compound so that your chimney will not be a fire hazard.
PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE LEAKS
When Ashbusters visits your home for an annual chimney maintenance appointment, we will also inspect your chimney to make sure there are no flue blockages, liner damage, or anything else that could cause toxic combustion gases like carbon monoxide to leak back into your home. Also known as the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is odorless and tasteless. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, we also recommend that you install carbon monoxide detector alarms on every level of your home and outside each bedroom to protect your family in case of a leak.
You can trust our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps to make sure that your chimney is ready for Santa. To schedule an appointment for your annual chimney maintenance services, contact us today at Ashbusters. We are here to help you with all of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs.