Woodburning Fireplaces

Venting wood fires produces creosote, a toxic and highly combustible residue which collects inside your chimney and must be swept out to help avoid a damaging chimney flue fire. Chimney fires cost hundreds of millions ($) in losses from burned homes, not to mention loss of life. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) offers these suggestions: 

Wood burning fire in chimney with brick hearth
  • Have your fireplace inspected and cleaned annually by a Certified Chimney Specialist
  • Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations and flammable liquids.
  • Leave glass doors open and fire screens closed.
  • Never use flammable liquids to start a fire.
  • Use a metal container to hold ashes and move them at least 30 feet away from your house.
  • Use only seasoned hardwood (a year old and kept dry)
  • Never leave a burning fireplace unattended

Burning wood in a fireplace not only warms the room but also something deep inside us all. Keep it safer for your family.

Call Chimney Kleen for an inspection and sweeping.


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