The Inside Outside Guys ~ Ensuring Chimney Safety for a Warm and Cozy Home
From The Detroit News | By Ken Calverley and Chuck Breidenstein
DETROIT, December 21, 2023 ~ From the earliest cave shelters to the grand castles of Europe, fire has been the primary source of warmth for thousands of years.
Even as building science continues to advance, wood-burning fireplaces remain a common feature in homes and continue to be used on cold nights and romantic evenings. However, it is crucial to prioritize chimney safety to prevent potential tragedies during the winter season.
Regular chimney inspections and cleaning of the flue are essential for maintaining chimney safety. Over time, creosote, a byproduct of burning wood, can accumulate inside the flue, posing a fire hazard.
It is highly recommended to hire a certified professional chimney sweep to inspect and clean your flue annually. By doing so, you can minimize the risk of chimney fires and ensure proper airflow.
December 23, 2023 ~ Chuck “The Inside Guy” Breidenstein and Ken “The Outside Guy” Calverly offer the knowledge and resources you need to make the home of your dreams a reality. Catch them every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon on 760 WJR.
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