Reasons to Invest in Chimney Sweeping

Here at Pearson Sweep, we have heard every excuse in the book. After all, homeowners tend to neglect their chimney sweeping responsibilities more than you think! That’s why we have decided to take the time to go over a few important reasons why it is important to invest in a high-quality chimney sweeping service. Read on to find out more…

Chimney Fires

Shockingly, there are over 20,000 chimney fires that take place every year which, more often than not, can be prevented with regular chimney sweeping. After all, creosote, a substance that builds up inside the flue of a chimney, is highly flammable and it only takes a small spark set it alight. From this, the entire chimney can go up in flames, spreading to nearby furniture within minutes. Chimney sweeping removes creosote before it can build up and this reduces the likeliness of a dangerous fire.

Respiratory Health

When you burn fuels in a chimney or stove, they let off dangerous gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Luckily, a flue carries them away from your home and disposes of them in the atmosphere. With this said, allowing creosote and soot to build up can prevent this removal process from taking place and this means that these dangerous gases will remain inside your home, gradually causing damage to your respiratory health. In fact, carbon monoxide can be fatal so it is important to have a CO detector in place alongside an annual chimney sweeping service.

Longevity

Every homeowner wants their chimney to last as long as possible and this means that it is important to stay on top of your maintenance responsibilities. After all, investing in regularly chimney sweeping is the most effective way to ensure that your chimney is able to withstand the test of time. In fact, most chimney sweeps will inspect the condition of your chimney during the sweeping service in order to see whether there are any areas of concern that may require repairing.

When it comes to chimney sweeping, there is no excuse for negligence. After all, sweeping an active chimney a yearly basis is important in order to keep yourself and your family safe from toxic gases and dangerous chimney fires. To find out more about booking your annual sweep, get in contact with the best chimney sweep Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Pearson Sweep team today!

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