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The Importance Of Having Wood Stove Pipes Cleaned

As a homeowner, you have a long list of responsibilities when it comes to maintaining your home. As tedious as this list may be, anyone will tell you that prevention and maintenance are always better than having to make costly repairs from neglect. If you use a wood-burning stove to heat your home, it is vital to the integrity of your home and the safety of your family that you maintain and clean your stove regularly.

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Why Should I Clean My Wood Stove Pipes?

Many homeowners are diligent about keeping the firebox of their stove clean because that is the part they see on a daily basis. When the firebox fills with ash and soot, it’s easy to remember to clean it out. However, many homeowners neglect to clean their wood stove pipes because the mess is on the inside, and not in plain sight. Cleaning your wood stove pipes is one of the most important things you can do to avoid build-up and potential damage to your chimney and stove.

Creosote In Wood Stove Pipes

When professional chimney sweeping companies talk about build-up, one of their biggest concerns is creosote. Creosote is a dangerous chemical left behind from burning fires. According to the EPA, creosote is a human carcinogen, and is dangerous to those who are exposed to it for a long time. If you have been using your wood stove all winter long, it is so important to have it professionally cleaned to remove the potential of creosote, as well as any other harmful residue left behind from months of wood-burning fires.

Cleaning Out Wood Stove Pipes For Efficiency

Beyond being a healthy and safe maintenance task, cleaning out the pipes of your wood stove will help it burn more efficiently. If you do not have your pipes cleaned, you run the risk of soot and ash build-up, which can make it difficult for a fire to ignite, as well as burn as hot as it needs to in order to heat your entire home. Having your wood stove cleaned out regularly is a simple maintenance task that makes sure your wood-stove works as well as it did when you first installed it.

Hire A Professional Chimney Company

As with many home repair and maintenance chores, cleaning a wood stove pipe and chimney is best left to the experts, like those at Bulldog Chimney Sweeps in West Colorado. Our experts have been cleaning fireplaces, stoves and chimneys in harsh weather regions for years, and understand how wood-burning heating appliances work. Not only that, we live here and understand how vital your wood stove is to the way you live and enjoy your home.

When spring rolls around, add a wood-stove pipe cleaning to your list of chores and hire a professional company with years of experience to keep your wood stove in top working condition. That way, you will be able to enjoy an efficiently working appliance and you will also avoid costly repairs and replacements. Don’t neglect one of the hardest working appliances in your home – invest in a professional wood stove cleaning today.

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