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A chimney cap is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your flue. A cap's lid prevents rain and snow from entering the flue while the mesh allows smoke to exit while keeping animals and leaves out. We recommend having a cap installed whether you use your chimney or not. Moisture in the flue can erode mortar, cause freeze/thaw damage, and is often the cause of a smelly fireplaces. Call for an estimate..
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When wood is burned creosote can accumulate in the flue. Creosote is essentially unburned fuel (smoke) that has condensed on the flue walls. Creosote build-up can become a fire hazard if not removed. This removal process is called a sweep. Much of the creosote can be removed using tools such as brushes and rods A sweep can significantly reduce the risk of a chimney fire. Additionally, the removal of the creosote is necessary for a complete inspection to be performed..
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that all flues be lined with appropriate liner material. A properly lined flue improves the efficiency of the system and provides a gas tight passageway to carry the by-products of combustion away from the appliance and out of the chimney. Stainless steel and aluminum flex liners can be installed to flues, depending on the application. Call for an estimate.
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An annual inspection of your system (fireplace, woodstove, wood burning furnace, or pellet burning appliance) is highly recommended. Inspections are performed in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines and provide you important information about your system's condition. Creosote accumulation, partial or full blockages of the flue and damaged flues are potentially dangerous issues that can be discovered with an inspection. Addressing these issues can prevent serious problems in the future. An annual inspection is critical to ensure your system is functioning properly and as efficiently as possible.
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