Wood-burning fireplaces should be maintained regularly to function well during the cold season. Over time, soot and creosote accumulate in the chimney and it’s important to remove them often. These substances are a fire hazard and can hinder the efficiency of the fireplace.
The fireplace and chimney should be inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep at least once a year. Here are additional tips to maintain a fireplace:
A good way to check that a fire is burning correctly is to go outside and confirm the smoke is coming out of the chimney. If the smoke is dense and dark, the dampers or air inlets may need to be adjusted. Here are more fireplace safety tips. Those who use portable fireplaces should take a look at these safety tips for portable ethanol fireplaces. The PuroClean team stands ready to provide professional restoration services to any property affected by fire, water or mould damage.
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