Chimney Fires in Long Island, New York City and Westchester
Although a chimney does add architectural appeal to your house, the actual function is to remove toxic gases from your fireplace. Because of this, the structure needs special care. Our professional chimney cleaning prevents a grimy chimney that could cause a fire, which is associated with loud cracking noise, dense smoke and a concentrated smell. Flames can even shoot from the top of the chimney.
But they could be less dramatic and not noticeable. A fire that burns slowly doesn’t receive enough air to be visible but the temperatures are higher and can cause just as much deterioration to the chimney structure. Regular chimney cleaning will prevent a serious fire.
While chimneys are there to remove smoke, gases, still fresh wood particles, hydro carbon and tar, a residue sticks to the inner wall of the chimney. This substance is very combustible. When too much builds up, the chimney is more susceptible to a fire. Other factors that will contribute include overloading the firebox with wood to get a longer burn time.
When a chimney fire occurs in a masonry chimney , the high temperatures can melt mortar, crack tiles and cause liners to collapse.
- puffy residue
- cracked or collapsed flue tiles
- tiles with large pieces missing
- discolored rain cap
- damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney
- residue flakes found on the roof or ground
- roofing material damaged
- cracks in exterior masonry material
- smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners
A certified chimney sweep cleans and repairs whenever needed. You might need flue tiles replaced, a new liner system or an entire chimney rebuilt. Always Affordable Chimney will be at your service in Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Suffolk, Nassau, Long Island New York or Westchester. Professional Long Island chimney cleaning will prevent severe fire damage.
Annual Cleanings: Always Affordable Chimney can thoroughly clean your chimney on a yearly basis to ensure that you avoid common chimney fires. Not only do we properly sweep your chimney, we also make sure you have properly vented appliances to increase the longevity of your chimney and decrease the chances of chimney damage and fire.
Always Affordable Chimney is a full service chimney company. Our services are diverse and we are experienced in chimney cleaning, inspections, safety, repairs and maintenance. Please browse our website for more information. Click here to read our article about the importance of chimney flashing.