Taking the necessary steps to ensure that you chimney is safe and operating to the optimal level at all times is a vitally important part of being a responsibly informed homeowner. To ensure that you are as informed as possible in respect of your chimney’s maintenance, upkeep and, if necessary, repair then you need to contact J&J Northwoods Construction Inc. today. Offering a wide array of chimney safety services, our skilled team can help inform you so that you too can make the necessary changes to make your home a much safer and more secure place to live. So, what are you waiting for? If you want to make sure that the chimney – this key part of your home is protected properly then call J&J Northwoods Construction Inc. today. We promise that you won’t regret it.
The Dangers Of A Dirty Chimney
While many people may not like the idea of a dirty chimney purely on aesthetic grounds, the reality of the situation is far worse. A dirty or creosote-filled chimney can create fires, damage structures and even injure or kill people—to put it simply, they are not something that should be dismissed lightly. In general indications of a chimney fire have been described as creating a loud, cracking noise; a vast amount of dense smoke and an intense hot smell. What is often misunderstood about chimney fires is the fact that chimney fires can burn explosively. On certain occasions, these fires can include flames of dense smoke which may shoot from the top of a chimney. In other case, the noise that is made is similar to a freight train or low-flying airplane.
Signs That Indicate Your Chimney Has Experienced a Fire
At J&J Northwoods Construction Inc., our skilled team of chimney sweeps will look carefully to identify if your chimney has experienced a fire. The reason why this act is necessary is because the vast majority of chimney fires will go undetected. However, if you want to ensure that one less dangerous fire doesn’t turn into something altogether more serious then you need to contact J&J Northwoods Construction Inc. today and schedule a chimney sweep cleaning session with our highly qualified professionals. Some of the main signs that they will keep an eye out for to figure out if your home has ever a had a chimney fire include:
- Honeycombed looking creosote in the inner chamber of your chimney
- Warped metal of the damper, metal smoke chamber or factory-built metal chimney
- Discolored or distorted rain cap
- Heat damaged TV antenna that is located near your home’s chimney
- Cracks in the exterior masonry
- Collapsed flue tiles or tiles with large parts missing
- Creosote flakes on the roof or ground
- Roofing material damaged from the hot creosote