Fireplace Cleaning – RI Chimney Cleaning
Why Clean Your Fireplace?
Fireplaces are actually the number one source of air pollution in the home. Dust, soot, creosote, and other air pollutants can build up in your chimney over time. These contaminants can then be released back into your home when you start a fire. It’s important to clean your fireplace because if you don’t, it could pose a danger. As the winter approaches and the weather gets colder, many people like to gather around their fireplace and keep warm. Fireplace cleaning is one of those things you don’t really think about until you look inside and find a mound of ash and debris that’s been sitting there for who knows how long. Just so you know - we’re not just talking about vacuuming the inside of the fireplace. We’re talking about removing soot and debris from the grate and any loose material that may have fallen down into the chamber. This can be harder than it sounds.
Tips On Keeping Your Fireplace Clean
Ask any chimney sweep and they’ll tell you a dirty fireplace is a serious fire hazard. That’s because the soot build-up on your flue can catch fire and cause your entire house to go up in flames. Even after you clean the ashes out of your fireplace, a good fireplace cleaning needs a deep clean - with a vacuum. If you don’t do this, the ashes will cling to the inside of your chimney and could cause a fire, or worse, they’ll weaken the integrity of your chimney walls. It's important for homeowners to know what to do when they have to clean their own fireplaces, which is why Elite Chimney Solutions has put together this list of tips:
- Know what you're cleaning.
- Don't use gasoline or solvents to clean your fireplace.
- Start with the chimney.
Why Call The Experts
It's surprising how many people know about the importance of fireplace cleaning, but don't do it. This is especially true during the winter months when you have to have your fireplace on most days. You should consider hiring a professional chimney sweep to come and do a fireplace cleaning every year. If your fireplace becomes dirty, it will be harder for it to produce the same amount of heat. Dirt builds up in the chimney and the flue, meaning that less air can pass through it. This causes the fire to burn less efficiently, which in turn causes it to produce less heat. Cleaning fireplaces is an important part of most regular maintenance routines at Elite Chimney Solutions If they’re not cleaned regularly, they can become dirty and bacteria-ridden. A dirty fireplace can be a serious health hazard since it can allow mold and mildew to grow in the crevasses of the chimney.
Keeping Your Family Safe During Burning Season
We have a team of specially trained, experienced, and certified technicians who are experts in fireplace cleaning and keeping your heat source functional. We use the best cleaning methods to remove soot, ash mold, and debris. Our methods are non-toxic and safe for your family. Call us today to schedule an appointment! (844) 354-8385