Annual chimney sweeping removes most of the creosote buildup in your flue. That service greatly reduces the chance of a chimney fire occurring at your home.
If you’re having a chimney fire:
Chimney sweeps perform heroic work!
As time goes on, we will post several Chimney Fire Video links on this page, along with information about steps for ensuring your house is as safe as possible!
Videos are a way to see the damage a chimney fire can accomplish. Most firefighters recommend a yearly inspection and sweep to prevent a fire that’s so dangerous and hard to put out.
Did you know a fire in your flue can get hotter than lava? Can you believe a flue fire can build up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and regular lava flows only measure around 895F?! Bright red lava flows in Hawaii can get as hot as 1,165 F, with the glowing orange flows getting hotter than 1,600 F, according to USGS.
Here are some close-up photos of a chimney fire aftermath.
This customer had an unlined wood burning insert that built up with creosote and then subsequently caught on fire in December. You can see in some of the photos a vertical flue tile crack. This crack allowed transient air leaking from the inside of the chimney to be drawn into the flue during the raging fire, and fuel it with combustion air. This created a unique “puff” of carbon residue to dramatically heat up on both sides of the crack.
Let us help protect you. A certified Midtown Chimney Sweeps technician is waiting to inspect your home.
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