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Chimney Fires Are Preventable

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Every year in the United States there are more than 25,000 chimney fires. On average these yearly fires cause cost more than $125 million in property damage.

These tragedies can be preventable. Regular inspection, cleaning, and repair of your chimney can help prevent malfunction or dangerous build-up that could put your family at risk.

Follow these prevention tips to help avoid chimney fires, that could save your family! 

  1. Minimize creosote build-up in the chimney
  2. Get an annual chimney inspection
  3. Clean your chimney or have it professionally cleaned when you discover a 1/8-inch layer of build-up on the walls
  4. Install an appropriate fitting chimney cap
  5. Use only safe approved fire starters
  6. Practice clean burning techniques Only

If you experience a chimney fire that causes smoke or soot damage up your house, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Walker & Winston Counties to clean your home properly.

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