Why have Your Chimney Swept?
There are many good reasons to clean and inspect your chimney, the top 2 being:
The most common cause of chimney fire is, simply, a dirty chimney. Over time, chimneys will become clogged with creosote, a natural, tar-like substance that is a by-product of burning wood. is black or brown in appearance and, over time, it builds up and leaves a glazing inside your chimney. This glazing is highly combustible and it can take only a small amount to start a fire.
Restricted air supply is one of the factors that contribute to the build up of creosote, another reason it is important to clean your chimney regularly.
2. To Protect Your Health
Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever fuel is burned. Even at low levels, CO can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion and fainting. Too much carbon Monoxide can Kill You
A blocked chimney or a chimney with an improperly functioning flue can cause a buildup of this dangerous gas. Hence why it is critical to have your chimney examined and swept to make sure your flue is