As a homeowner there are many things to think about when it comes to taking care of your home. Regular maintenance checks, safety checks, and repairs should be made a part of a every homeowners’ routine. There are also areas of the home that are easier to inspect because of proximity. When it comes to your chimney, however, this can be a bit much more difficult part of your home to regularly inspect, maintain, and repair on your own. It is recommended to hire a professional to take care of this part of your home.
It is a well-known fact that you cannot have a fireplace that burns wood without a properly working chimney. So, what is does a chimney do? The chimney and a flue is made to dispel fumes and gas from a fire out of the home. A chimney and flue allows you to burn a fire in your home without the smoke and fumes coming into your home. It helps keep the air inside your home clean and healthy.
When it comes to the chimney, unfortunately people often forget to routinely clean it to ensure that it functions properly and continues to make the smoke flow outside of the home. When a chimney is clean it will work properly. However, if a chimney is not clean or is not functioning properly it can become a health hazard and a potential risk to both your safety and home. A dirty chimney can potentially lead to a chimney fire.
A chimney fire can be extremely dangerous. The can possibly cause serious damage to the home structurally, they can end up burning the entire house down, and they can also potentially harm or even kill anyone who is inside of the house. Chimney fires also burn very quickly and are very visible and obvious. The smoke and flames from a chimney fire will be coming from the chimney. A chimney fire can also burn very slowly, but be equally as destructive to your home. If you are a new homeowner of a house with a chimney and a fireplace it is advisable to have it cleaned before starting a fire in it. You do not know how the previous owner took care of the home and its condition. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Making sure your new chimney is properly functioning is a smart choice to make. Schedule a chimney repair check up with AllStar Chimney Solutions to avoid any future unfortunate events.