The chimney exhausts the fireplace and the furnace of your home. The efficiency of your chimney can affect both the burn of the fire in the fireplace and the flow of carbon monoxide out of your home. Regardless of whether or not the fireplace is used, a sweep and inspection should be performed annually in order to ensure the safety and functionality of your chimney. Unwanted critters can find there way into the chimney flue system, and weathering (especially Indiana winters) can cause deterioration to occur to the masonry of your chimney, leading to inefficient or unsafe burning conditions. A chimney sweep and inspection is recommended to be performed annually by industry professionals. When wood is burned in the fireplace a tar-like substance is left behind called creosote. Creosote is a flammable substance that can lead to chimney flue-fires, ultimately cracking flue tiles and allowing the fire to reach structural components of your home. The chimney sweeps at Brick + Ember Outfitters have been certified by  the Chimney Safety Institute of America, tested and approved to sweep and inspect your chimney in accordance with industry regulations and safety standards.

If you have not had your annual chimney sweep performed, feel free to give us a call to schedule your appointment, or click HERE.