Feasterville-Trevose, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2019 -- Service from a chimney sweep in Philadelphia should be a routine part of maintenance for all homeowners who use their fireplace regularly. It makes a chimney and fireplace safer and helps fires burn better. Also, many insurance policies mandate routine cleanings, so there's a chance that a fire that results from a clogged chimney will not be covered.
For all these reasons, it's important to know if a chimney is due for a cleaning. There are sights, sounds, and smells that can tip homeowners off.
One obvious sign that a chimney has been left unchecked too long is when birds, squirrels, or raccoons start inhabiting the chimney. Chirping, fluttering, or other unusual sounds from a chimney are a bad sign. Birds, especially, are a problem because nests can contribute to blockages in the chimney.
Another source of clogs is the buildup of creosote, an odorless liquid that contributes to the buildup of soot. When these substances build up on chimney linings or fireboxes, it can hamper airflow. A decline in airflow can have several consequences. It can deprive a fire of the oxygen it needs to burn at full strength, so difficulty starting or maintaining a fire in a fireplace is an easy way to tell there's an issue.
Even worse, these blockages can prevent gas from escaping through the chimney and trap them in the home. Some of these gases will be easy to smell due to their strong odors, but the really dangerous gases that may also be present are the ones that are odorless, such as carbon monoxide.
For all imaginable chimney and fireplace repairs in the Philadelphia area, contact Above All Chimney.
About Above All Chimney & Masonry
Located in Langhorne, PA, Above All Chimney & Masonry provides their clients with masonry services in a 20-mile radius from their location. With expert technicians, the team has over 30 years of experience with chimney sweeping, repairs, inspections, hardscaping, and more. For all brick work, cleanings, and maintenance needed to preserve the chimney and protect the home; the company serves Central Bucks, Lower Bucks, Upper Bucks, Montgomery, Northeast Philadelphia Counties and some parts of New Jersey.
For more information or to schedule a service, please visit http://www.aboveallchimneys.com/.
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