You may not know it, but your home has a frightening and dangerous villain lurking above it: the chimney. Failing to conduct a chimney cleaning in Atlanta on a regular basis may open your household up to the dangers brought on by your villainous chimney. Chimney repair services can help you in the following ways:
Remove Dangerous Gases
Carbon monoxide is one dangerous gas that lives within your home. Proper ventilation and carbon monoxide detectors can protect your household from illness or death. Your chimney can hold in these gases if you don’t take the time to remove any blockages that could hold the dangerous gases in your home.
Prevent Structural Damage
If you have leaks or cracks in your chimney, the heat and creosote can build up and harm your home. These areas need to be filled in order to protect the structural integrity of your home.
Thwart House Fires
Creosote is highly flammable. As it builds up on the sides of your chimney, you could end up having a fire hazard on your hands. The creosote should be cleaned out to prevent any fires. During the process, a professional should check your chimney for other problem areas that could lead to a fire.
Improve Heating Efficiency
With holes and cracks in your chimney, the heat in your home has a place to escape. If you’re heating your home, you don’t want any cracks that will allow the heat to escape and your heating bill to skyrocket. Having these cracks filled or capping your chimney can be a great way to improve the efficiency of your home and keep your bills low.
Some of the most common repairs that we perform includes removing creosote buildup, removing debris and blockages, and filling cracks and holes. If you haven’t had your chimney repaired in a while, it’s time to contact Atlanta Chimney Doctor as soon as possible to make sure that your home and everyone in it is safe from your chimney.