MN Vent Cleaning – Prevent Fireplace Chimney Fire
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- With the purchase of any duct cleaning service.
- Remove flammable creosote with chimney sweep to prevent house fire.
Recently, a Minnesota family in St. Cloud went to bed after an evening in front of a warm fire in their fireplace. While they were sleeping, a chimney fire started in their chimney in the wee hours of the morning. It damaged the chimney and started a fire in the home’s attic. A local policeman, going home after getting off duty, happened to notice the fire emerging from the home’s roof and wakened the family so they could safely evacuate. The home, however, was severely damaged and will cost plenty to restore.
It’s easy to imagine what might have happened if that police officer hadn’t come by and noticed the fire. If you have a fireplace in your home, you could be vulnerable to a similar catastrophe. Chimney fires destroy thousands of homes each year in the United States. Every one of them could have been prevented with professional fireplace chimney sweeping and cleaning done on a regular basis. Without that regular cleaning, every fireplace chimney is a disaster just waiting to happen. Here are the questions every homeowner should ask and the answers could save your home and family from disaster:
- What Causes Chimney Fires? – Any time you burn wood in a home fireplace, the process creates soot and an oily substance called creosote. Over time, the two build up on the inside of your chimney, creating a flammable coating. Eventually, that coating builds up to a dangerous thickness. A spark flying up the chimney can ignite the soot and creosote, starting a fire.
- Why Are Chimney Fires So Dangerous? – Once a chimney fire starts, the upward draft supplies oxygen to the fire, which quickly grows. The larger the fire grows, the more air flows in. The fire can quickly grow into a roaring inferno, sending sparks high into the air.
- How Does a Chimney Fire Spread to a House? – Sparks emerging from the chimney can set the roof on fire. Also, as happened in the St. Cloud home, the intense heat of the fire can damage the chimney, allowing flames and heat to emerge into the home’s attic. The result is disastrous.
- How Can I Prevent Chimney Fires? – There is only one sure way: Have your fireplace and chimney professionally cleaned after every 50 fires or so. In a typical home, that means once a year. Springtime is an ideal time for this fireplace and chimney sweep service, since the chore is often forgotten during the summer months and may be neglected before the fall burning season begins.
- Who Should Do This Job? – You should only hire a professional chimney cleaner, like our award-winning Minnesota duct cleaning company, to handle this important job. Professionals have the proper brushes and powerful vacuums needed to safely sweep and remove all soot and creosote where it collects in your fireplace and chimney. It’s not a DIY job for everyone. Proper training and equipment is necessary to thoroughly remove creosote.
Fireplace Chimney Cleaning Company for Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, call our Twin Cities locally owned and operated duct and chimney cleaner for an inspection and cleaning. Our well-trained technicians have the expertise needed to do the job right. Our special brushes and powerful van-mounted vacuum allow the technician to do a complete job and give you the peace of mind you deserve. Combine a fireplace sweep with any of our duct cleaning services, and take advantage of special pricing, too. Our crews and our vans are seen in all communities across the Twin Cities, from Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale to Falcon Heights, Richfield, Eagan and Inver Grove Heights, and from Hugo, White Bear Lake, North Oaks and Maplewood to Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Edina and Burnsville. Don’t let a chimney that’s clogged with soot and creosote cause a disastrous fire.