Cleaning a chimney – curious facts


Cleaning a chimney – curious facts

Chimney is presented in every child’s drawing. It is a symbol of the warmth, comfort and good family relations.

In reality, however, the chimney is not easy to maintain. Improper use of the device causes pollution and serious damages. It can also cause dangerous fire.

Proper operation with the chimney requires cleaning it regularly. To unclog it, it is advisable to contact a chimney sweep.

If you think you can handle this difficult task, there are several things that you should know about the wood, fireplace and frequency of cleaning:

  • How often you should clean the chimney? The frequency depends on the wood you use and whether it is wet or dry. Presumably, wet (green) wood leaves polyps in the chimney. It frequently gets dirty. Burning forest green wood requires cleaning your chimney per every 50 burns in the fireplace. Timely unclog of the chimney is important, because polyps and slag slowly but surely narrow its manhole. Dry wood burns rapidly and easily and does not leave polyps on the walls of the chimney. Regardless of this fact, it still requires unclog in each 70 burns.

  • Purity: Let you sink a long thread with a metal cap from the upper side of the chimney. If the metal cap doesn’t set anywhere, everything is fine. If, however, it is wedged in, it means that there is a severe blockage. Usually it’s caused by harsh chemicals, emitted from wood burning. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to call the chimney sweep. Using special techniques, products and equipment, he will remove any polyps on the walls of the chimney.

  • Background check: The age of the building and the materials that it is built up, affects its functionality. It happens, polypus to be so layered that the only way to remove them is to collapse the entire stack. Sometimes there are gaps between the bricks of the old chimney. This fact requires the reconstruction of the chimney. Once renovated, it must be cleaned regularly. So, its life is prolonged for at least 40 years.