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Knoxville’s Pro Chimney Sweep

chimney sweep knoxvilleChimneys are a beautiful and natural addition to any home or business. More than just being decorative, they serve an essential function for heating equipment. Unfortunately, if not properly inspected and cleaned, they can also lead to property damage and death. All of this can be prevented by having the chimney cleaned and inspected annually even if you are in Knoxville Tennessee. There are tons of codes for homes and businesses that keep us safe, chimneys are no different. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has assisted with keeping up with the latest technology and studies that keep us safe. The last thing you want to do is find yourself on the wrong end of a statistic.

One of the wonderful things about living in Knoxville Tennessee is the weather. On average, the lowest temperature in Knoxville reaches around twenty eight degrees. These usually occurs in the month of January. When it comes to snowfall, Knoxville is well below the national average of twenty seven inches with only around five or six inches. Even though we do not see extreme cold or heavy snow, we still need to use our chimneys in the fall and winter to keep the cold at bay.

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America there are 25,000 chimney fires on average a year causing over 120 million dollars a year in property damages. This makes up a large share of all home structure fires involving heating equipment. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cites that creosote buildup is the leading cause in all chimney related fires. That of course does not bring into account the lives lost and irreplaceable damages these fires can cause. These damages are no different if the chimney is located in a residence or business. As of 2019, there are over 200,000 homes and over 11,000 businesses. That is a lot of homes and businesses put at risk.  To prevent these substantial losses, the NFPA recommends that your chimney be inspected, as well as having your chimney swept on an annual basis. This is such a simple task to prevent a much larger problem.

level 2 chimney inspection in West Knoxville TNIt is not just soot in your chimney that gets left behind. Creosote is a sticky build up of unburnt materials, a lot like sap, that lines the inside of your chimney. Unseasoned wood and minerals are just two of the most common ingredients for this creosote build up. This build up is dangerous due to it being extremely flammable. While dangerous creosote naturally occurs during both wood and fossil fuel burning. Chimney sweeps remove this natural but dangerous build up when they clean your chimney.

Having your chimney swept to remove that nasty creosote build up yearly sounds just as routine as getting a physical at the doctor or having your teeth cleaned at the dentist. You would want to prevent your own health problems, so maintaining and checking your chimney health is no different. The beautiful weather we have here in Knoxville does not keep your house warm year round.  Help your chimney keep you warm during the colder seasons by getting it swept and inspected yearly.

Dion Martorella – President
Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney, Inc
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