Why is Maintenance Necessary?
Fireplaces and woodstoves are designed to provide heat while safely containing a wood-fueled fire. The chimney exhausts smoke, tar fog, gases, water vapor and other by-products of combustion. As smoke flows up the relatively cooler chimney, soot/creosote condensation occurs. If the combustible soot/ creosote is allowed to accumulate, it can ignite and start a chimney fire. The extremely high temperature (nearing 2000 degrees) can damage the chimney and provide a pathway for flames to reach the combustible wood frame of the house.
Regular maintenance and needed repair is necessary for fire safety and performance reasons. Gary Dias Pro Chimney Service can provide a number of these services to keep your system in optimal condition at all times. Most systems: $95-$175