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Stop Chimney Fires

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Fireplace with burning wood fire Fireplace with fire: Photo by Ostap Senyuk on Unsplash

Chimney fires can be preventable

Every year in the United States there are more than 25,000 chimney fires. On average these yearly fires cause more than $125 million in property damage.

These tragedies are often preventable. Regular inspection, cleaning, and repair of your chimney can help prevent malfunction or dangerous build-up that could put your family at risk.

If you implement these prevention tips to help avoid chimney fires, you could save your family! 

  1. Minimize creosote build-up in the chimney
  2. Get an annual chimney inspection
  3. Clean your chimney or have it professionally cleaned when you discover a 1/8-inch layer of build-up on the walls
  4. Install an appropriate fitting chimney cap
  5. Use only safe approved fire starters
  6. Practice clean burning techniques Only

If you experience a Chimney Fire that smokes or soots up your house, call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Quincy to clean your home properly.



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