For over 30 years, Golden Gate Chimney has been proudly serving the entire San Francisco Bay area for all it’s resident’s chimney needs. Chimneys aren’t as popular as they once were to American homes, and for this reason, they’ve become a more valuable asset in your household. This is due to the difficulty of installing a new one because of all the strict regulations. In other words, if you’re lucky enough to be in a home that inherited a chimney, then the value of your home is greatly increased. As a result, it’s vital you regularly maintain your chimney this way you not only protect your home and family, but also this valuable investment.
Why it’s important to keep your chimney clean
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a whopping 27% of house fires are caused by unkempt chimneys. The failure to properly clean and maintain your chimneys can create serious damage. Since your chimney acts as a central heating unit in your home, it’s used regularly. It’s important to keep it clean and maintained in order to avoid flammable materials from building up.
Your chimney starts collecting residue buildup on its internal chambers. As such, the more you use it, the more buildup you collect. If you have a wood burning fireplace, creosote restricts the free flow of air in the flue chamber. Creosote is also quite flammable so failing to properly clean it can even cost your life.