Fireplaces add warmth, beauty, and comfort to many homes. A well-maintained, attractive fireplace can also increase the value of a home. But those who own homes with fireplaces know that, without proper maintenance, dangers exist. Chim-Cheroo Chimney Service, Inc. offers quality services which work to prevent these dangers.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

According to the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can build up in homes with fireplaces that are improperly vented. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include headache, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and, if these symptoms are ignored or if concentrations of carbon monoxide get too high, loss of consciousness or death. Thorough inspection and cleaning of your chimney can prevent a build-up of this potentially deadly chemical.

Chimney Fires:

Burning wood in your fireplace can cause a buildup of creosote, a tar-like, sticky substance that coats the inside of your chimney. Creosote is highly flammable, and as it builds up in your chimney, the heat from additional fires in your fireplace can cause it to ignite and cause a fire in the chimney itself. Although there are products sold which claim to prevent creosote build-up, Washington Public Fire Educators, as well as CSIA, have not embraced these claims. Yearly fireplace inspections and cleaning help with early detection of creosote build-up, thus working to prevent chimney fires.

Chimney Failure:

Inspectopedia reports some of the following causes of chimney failure. Chimney movement due to improper chimney construction can cause leaning, cracks in the masonry, or defective footing. Water leaks at the top of the chimney can cause water to seep down into the masonry, and in climates with freezing temperatures, this water can freeze, causing cracks in the chimney to occur. If, during construction, not enough space for movement was left as the interior of the chimney heats up, thermal expansion cracks can occur.

Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, Inc. offers inspections, cleanings, and other services that will keep your fireplace looking great and running great. Annual inspections are performed by chimney sweeps who have met a high set of standards: they have undergone thorough background checks, are fully educated in the latest chimney sweeping techniques, and are certified through CSIA. Chim Cheroo Chimney Service also offers many other services, including chimney cleaning, relining, leak and flashing repair, waterproofing, tuckpointing, crown repair, firebox rebuilds, and chimney rebuilds and restoration.

Anyone looking for quality chimney care in the Mansfield, Ohio area need look no further. Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, Inc. offers superior care and service for chimneys and fireplaces, and as an added bonus, their masonry services come with a two-year warranty. If anything happens to your fireplace or chimney that was caused by something Chim Cheroo Chimney Service did or did not do, the needed repairs will be made free of charge (as long as no other company has worked on the problem area since the repairs were made.)