The Importance of Cleaning Your Chimney...

Oct, 2014 by Alma Abell

If you need to find someone for chimney cleaning in Worthington, OH, you will need to hire a chimney sweep. The role of this professional is to remove any soot or blockages, as well as creosote that has become built-up in the smoker chamber, damper, firebox or chimney liner. Having your chimney cleaned will help to ensure its safe operation. The fact is that only a small amount of creosote glazing can lead to a chimney fire. The creosote is a type of highly flammable substance that can build up inside of the chimney, or the liner due to burning wood. The accumulation rate may be higher if you do not practice proper burning in the fireplace, or if you have an appliance that is not working properly. Additionally, different wood types will create...

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The Lucky Chimney Sweep

Jan, 2014 by Alma Abell

I guess that, by now, not so many of us can remember actually seeing a guy with a blackened face, wearing a cloth cap and trudging along the street carrying a big circular bristle brush and a collection of connectable rods over his shoulder. This was the chimney sweep of yore and to see one (let alone invite him into your house) was considered to be very lucky – some people even invited them to their weddings for good luck. His profession and modus operandi was inextricably linked to our use of coal burning in open hearth fireplaces to heat our rooms in winter. Such fires needed large size chimneys to extract their smoke. Furthermore, coal was not an efficient fuel back then so many dirty particles got carried away in the smoke. If...

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