Why Does Your Chimney Need Swept?
Since an enclosed space like a fireplace does not provide adequate airflow, it causes incomplete combustion of the oils in the wood. This in turn causes creosote buildup on the interior surface of the chimney. Creosote is extremely combustible and can ignite simply by coming in contact with hot oxygen from the fire in the fireplace. The result may be a dangerous chimney fire.
Fortunately, this is easily avoided. Chimneys need to be cleaned routinely to ensure safe use of the fireplace. At Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning, we clean chimneys using the standard procedure of sweeping the flue with brushes, which removes the soot and creosote from your home. As usual, we make sure to clean up after ourselves and never leave a sooty mess behind us.