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  1. Do creosote sweeping logs work?

    Answer:  A creosote sweeping log has active minerals that help dry out the creosote that has built up in your flue . When you burn a creosote sweeping log the smoke is charged with additives, which rise and ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/18/2019 - 4:19pm

  2. What Is Creosote?

    Creosote  is a highly flammable tar residue that can form when wood is burned ... a malfunctioning stove can increase the opportunity for  creosote  buildup. There are several forms of  creosote  buildup: the first, a fine, dusty  soot  that can be cleaned ...

    chimneysweepral... - 12/20/2018 - 8:11am

  3. 6 Reasons To Have A Professional Chimney Inspection

    ... from smoke inhalation. 03 There Could Be Hazardous Creosote Buildup. Dirty chimneys can cause a lot of problems too. Creosote build up can harm your health and potentially degrade your chimney ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/18/2019 - 4:18pm

  4. What is level 3 creosote?

    Answer:  There are three levels of creosote : Level 1: creosote is usually a light powder or soot and can easily be removed. ...

    chimneysweepral... - 08/02/2018 - 12:08pm

  5. How do I prevent chimney fires?

    ... had a chimney fire: “Honeycombed” creosote Roofing material damaged from hot creosote Warped metal of the damper ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/18/2019 - 3:53pm

  6. Chimney Clogs

    ... can build up in and around your chimney year round. Creosote , the byproduct of burning wood, is also a cause of chimney clog. Over time, creosote builds up on the sides of the flue and the firebox system. ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/25/2019 - 3:23pm

  7. How To Clean A Chimney

    ... fairly straight forward and simple, something like heavy creosote buildup is more of a job for a pro( us :D ) In today's blog, ... Fires Destroy Homes Every Year While creosote buildup does not appear dangerous, it ignites at a fairly low 451 ...

    chimneysweepral... - 12/20/2018 - 7:54am

  8. How to tell if my chimney is safe to use

    ... chimney examined every year, before winter, to remove creosote and debris. Check for damage Check your chimneys ... the damper is opening and closing properly. Creosote buildup Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood. Over ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/25/2019 - 3:41pm

  9. Can I use my chimney after a chimney fire?

    ... Chimneys aren’t built to withstand the heat of a creosote fire without significant damage. It is critical that you have your ... chimney for damage, and clean it out if necessary. Creosote expands during a chimney fire and will wholly or partially block ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/18/2019 - 4:19pm

  10. How to properly store and burn firewood?

    ... wood can cause smoking problems, odor problems, and rapid creosote buildup. Freshly cut firewood contains 45% water, while ... chimney checked more often than usual, you may build up creosote very quickly. You don't have to burn only premium hardwoods. Less ...

    chimneysweepral... - 01/18/2019 - 4:22pm

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