Have you been naughty or nice this year? Santa is making his lists and one thing that could decide whether you get a present or a lump of coal in your holiday stocking is how clean you left your chimney for Santa this year. Christmas Eve is a busy time of year for Santa and he doesn’t have time to waste brushing off soot and creosote from his holiday work clothes. Getting your chimney cleaned will help Santa save time as he makes his way across the country this year.
Santa has other reasons he wants you to clean your chimney. He wants your family to remain safe for the holidays. Just like Santa, we here at The Chimney Guy want you to have a safe holiday season as well. That’s why we want to share with you why sweeping your chimney is so important.
Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommend that you get your chimney inspected and cleaned at least once a year. As your wood-burning fireplace gets used, creosote, a byproduct of burning wood, can attach itself to the inside of your chimney and start to build up. If enough creosote builds up inside your chimney and gets hot enough to ignite, it can start a chimney fire that is nearly impossible to put out.
Chimney blockages can also create airflow issues. Smoke, gases and warm air produced in your fireplace need a path out of your home and if your chimney is even partially blocked, this heated air and gas may enter your home instead of leaving through your chimney. A smoke-filled home is not a fun place to spend the holidays. However, even more serious issues can occur when carbon monoxide, another byproduct of burning wood or gas, enters your home. Carbon monoxide can cause headaches, serious illness, or even death.
Who should you call?
You should always have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a CSIA certified chimney sweep. A chimney sweep that has been certified by the CSIA has been trained and tested on chimney maintenance and repair techniques, chimney and fire safety, and customer service ethics to achieve their certification. This is why we here at The Chimney Guy make sure that every one of our chimney sweeps is certified by the CSIA. We want our customers to know that they are getting the highest quality chimney service in the Green Bay and Fox Valley area. You can have peace of mind knowing that a certified chimney sweep from The Chimney Guy will be of the highest quality, with the safety of your family in mind.
Give Santa a clean chimney to come down this year! Call The Chimney Guy today at (920) 830-1920, or schedule an appointment online with one of our expert chimney sweeps. Also have a safe, warm, and happy holiday season from all of us here at The Chimney Guy!