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Chimney Hidden Danger

As The House Whisperer inspector peered inside the 35 year old Walnut Creek fireplace flue he was dazzled by the beam of the flashlight reflecting back and glistening.

From the top of the roof, he saw that the spark arrestor and raincap assembly was loose at the chimney flue and was heavily encrusted in a black shiny material - a sign of creosote buildup.

Creosote is a sticky, corrosive and extremely combustible substance that originates from the smokiest fires and the coolest chimneys, which produce the greatest amount of creosote build-up. In time, creosote buildup hardens in a chimney. What's the danger in this?

If you decide to have a rip-roaring fire in the fireplace… it’s possible for creosote to catch on fire. With a heavy build up in your chimney, a small fire can turn into a very large one in moments… and the roar is deafening.

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Schedule a Peace of Mind inspection with our friendly and helpful office 6 days a week 800-662-8589