Chimney Fire Causes

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According to the latest statistics, there are over 25,000 chimney fires per year in the United States that are responsible for over 125 million dollars in property damage.brick-fireplace

What causes chimney fires?

The buildup of creosote along the chimney lining walls is caused by restricted air supply, unseasoned wood, and cooler than normal chimney temperatures.  Creosote is a black or brown residue that can be crusty and flaky, tar-like, drippy and sticky or shiny and hard.  All forms are highly flammable.

Chimney inspections should be done once a year to be sure that everything is working as they should be.


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