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Don’t be caught in the dead of the winter with a DIRTY chimney! Annual maintenance and repair is extremely important so your fireplace works efficiently. A dirty chimney can lead to loss of heat, harmful smoke and potentially fire!

Creosote is a tar-like byproduct from burning wood and is an extremely combustible substance. This is why its important to make sure you call the experts at Hogwash to safely clean your chimney. We only use the top of the line chimney cleaning tools.

You may not realize how important it is for your home to have an annual chimney cleaning. Although chimneys are designed to safely contain a fire, they are also the source of a deadly buildup of creosote. This substance, if it builds up in sufficient quantities, can cause an extremely destructive chimney fire. The only way to prevent this from happening is an extensive chimney cleaning.

And even more dangerous than a chimney fire is carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year tens of thousands of cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are reported, and tens of thousands more go unreported. CO poisoning kills hundreds every year and costs billions in sickness and lost productivity. And heating appliances – gas, oil and wood alike – are big contributors to those statistics. A blocked or poorly vented gas flue won’t catch fire, but it may omit CO into your home.

For safety’s sake be sure to have your chimney cleaned once a year to prevent CO poisoning or fires resulting from creosote. The only problem is the fact that servicing your chimney is not an easy task. Chimney cleaning is extremely dirty and labor intensive, and many folks simply don’t have the time, energy, tools, or experience to get this dirty job done and done right.


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