Why get your chimney swept?
The primary reason for annual chimney sweeping is to prevent chimney fires. Creosote is the natural by-product of burning wood. Creosote is a combustible deposit that begins as condensed wood smoke primarily the tar & vapors. These tar droplets, or tar fog, are a major component of smoke.
Creosote is acidic and can corrode connectors, steel and mortar. Creosote deposits can reduce flow capacity and cause smoking problems or blockages. Creosote must be often removed in order to properly inspect the system. Common factors that create creosote are smoke density, flue gas temperature, smoke residence time, large fuel loads, the moisture content of the wood, and the size of the wood.
Chimney sweeps responsibility should be current with new product developments and be able to reference codes, standards, and product listings with ease. This is why it’s important that the certified specialists at Bruce’s Chimney Service takes care of your chimney needs. It’s their responsibility to maintain a working knowledge of heating / venting systems before attempting to sweep or examine such systems in the field.