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How to Prevent Chimney Fires

Every homeowner is interested in St. Paul chimney fire prevention. No one wants to have any issues with their fireplace which is why making sure that you do everything you can to prevent a chimney is so important. Here at 2nd Generation Chimneys we offer complete services for chimneys of all different types. Here are a few things that you can do as a homeowner to make sure that you prevent chimney fires.

St. Paul Chimney Fire Prevention

Here at 2nd Generation Chimneys we have years of experience offering quality chimney services. Read on to see some of the things that you can do to prevent chimney fires.

  • Get regular chimney cleaning – One of the best things that you can do for your home’s chimney is to get it regularly cleaned and maintained. As you burn fuel in your fireplace, it will create creosote and soot which can build up in the chimney of your home.  The mixture of these two substances can heat up and eventually ignite. Creosote and soot are actually the two most common causes of chimney fires in the United States. During regular chimney cleaning visits, our technicians will remove as much of the creosote and soot build-up as possible.
  • Burn the right fuel in your fireplace – Certain types of fuel in your fireplace can create more creosote and soot build-up. For example, if you burn wood that is young or wet it will actually result in the creation of more creosote and more soot in your chimney. Make sure that if you have a wood-burning fireplace that you only burn wood that is dry.
  • Check draft – Make sure that before you burn fuel in your home check for draft. The draft is the flow of air out of the chimney that pulls smoke from the fireplace up and out. Make sure that you have good draft going up the chimney as this can indicate that your chimney is healthy and working well.
  • Protection around the fire – Another way to prevent chimney fires is outside of the chimney. In order to make sure that no sparks or embers get out you can place a protective grate around the fireplace.

If you have any questions about St. Paul chimney fire prevention make sure that you call the experts at 2nd Generation Chimneys.

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