Many homeowners assume chimneys can function properly with zero maintenance. Unfortunately, inadequate maintenance opens up your chimney to many problems that pose a danger to you and your loved ones.
Here are some common chimney problems to watch out for.
- Obstruction – this can cause toxic fumes to enter your home
- Creosote – build-up can cause a dangerous chimney fire.
- Cracks in the flue – since chimney lining protects the combustible parts of your home from catching fire, cracks pose a fire risk.