Light Your First Fire Image - Chicago IL - Aelite Chimney Specialties LLCWhile it may seem hard to believe, cooler weather will be here before we know it. This time of the year is the best time to get your home ready for winter, and one of the most important things you can do is to schedule an appointment to have your chimney professionally swept and inspected. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other national fire safety groups all recommend having these professional chimney maintenance tasks done before you light the first fire of the year. You can trust Aelite Chimney Specialties to make sure your chimney will work efficiently and safely this fall and winter. We would like to tell you why it is so important to have your chimney checked out by our CSIA-certified chimney professionals before the temperature drops.

Prevent chimney fires

If you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, your chimney may have quite a bit of creosote accumulation on its interior walls. Creosote develops naturally during the combustion process of burning wood, and this residue sticks to the walls of the flue. These deposits can be very hazardous as creosote is extremely flammable. The CSIA even names creosote as a leading cause of chimney fires. When Aelite Chimney Specialties sweeps your chimney, we take great care to remove every bit of creosote from the flue. We make sure that your risk of a chimney fire is greatly reduced.

Prevent carbon monoxide leaks

When Aelite Chimney Specialties inspects your chimney, we look for damage and problems that could cause your chimney to be unsafe. One of the hazards we look for is a flue blockage that could force the byproducts of combustion, including smoke and toxic gases like carbon monoxide, back into your home. If we find debris blocking the chimney, we will remove it so that it will exhaust properly. We also look for other possible things that could cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home, such as a cracked chimney liner. If we find this type of damage, we will provide you with photographic evidence and a written estimate of the repair work needed to make your chimney safe again.

Make sure your chimney is safe to use this fall. Contact us at Aelite Chimney Specialties to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection today.