Based on quantifiable research gathered from firefighters, homeowners, scientists, and other chimney professionals like us, The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) identifies "Creosote," or "Combustible Deposits" accumulation as the main culprit for chimney fires across the United States.
The CSIA Identifies the following factors affect creosote build up:
- Smoke density
- The temperature of the flue walls and flue gases
- The residence time of smoke in the flue
- The turbulence of the smoke
Regularly having your chimney inspected and cleaned will keep your family and possessions safe from harm.
If you notice the following warning signs:
- You smell a strong burnt wood odor coming from your fireplace
- Your home fills with smoke when you ignite your fireplace
Based on our professional opinion, it might be time for you to have a routine chimney inspection done. We suggest getting your chimney cleaned once to two times a year.
Can't remember the last time you had your chimney cleaned?
No reason to worry, we provide highly thorough 14-point visual safety inspections and chimney cleanings. We would be happy to help put your mind at ease and can take care of all of your "above the roofline" needs.
Wishing you light and warmth,
The AmericanCGR Team
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