Halloween weather is notorious for being dark, dreary, and rainy, so you’ll want to ensure you’re all set for a cozy night indoors after trick-or-treating. That’s why right now is the ideal time to get your fireplace maintenance done! Investing in regular chimney sweepings is a surefire way to guarantee yourself a safer and warmer holiday season, and our CSIA certified crew is here to deliver the best services Bergen County has to offer.
Make this Halloween your best one yet, and give us a call today!
Creosote Build-Up: Why To Avoid It
There are lots of scary things that come with this holiday, but creosote should never be one of them. When it comes to your chimney, creosote is one of the most frightful things you could come across! It’s extremely damaging and dangerous, and too much of it could land you face to face with some big problems.
Creosote is a substance that forms in your chimney, and it comes in various textures. Whether it is light and flaky, tar-like in nature, or hard and difficult to remove, it’s dangerous, and it needs to be taken out regularly if the health of your chimney is to be maintained. The reason it is so dangerous is due to its flammable nature. Creosote lines the interior of your chimney, and a lot of it can easily trigger a fire all the way up through your flue, causing lots of damage in the process.
A chimney fire breaks down your brickwork and mortar significantly, weakening your entire structure as a whole. The weaker things get, the more prone they are to collapse or tilt, and these damages also leave cracks and holes through which flames and dangerous fumes can escape into the home.
Now, if chimney fires weren’t scary enough on their own, the situation can be even more troublesome due to their often quiet nature. Some chimney fires occur quickly and are accompanied by loud noises and popping sounds, but a lot of the time this isn’t the case. If the fire burns through the structure at a slower pace, the homeowner likely won’t even realize one has occurred.
In these cases, the fireplace is still put to use without the operators knowing they’re facing some huge risks by doing so! This is another big reason to always keep your chimney clean and to schedule annual inspections to ensure everything is in good shape and ready to go.
We’re The Best Crew For The Job
We are confident that we can tackle any chimney or fireplaces issues thrown our way. If your chimney needs a good and thorough sweeping, there is simply no better team to trust for the job. We receive all types of knowledge and training through the CSIA, the NCSG, and the Masons Contractors of America, so there’s no doubt that we know exactly how to handle it all.
Schedule your sweeping with us now before Halloween and colder weather come back around. Our dependable team is just a phone call away!