Give things a good once-over, especially if it’s been months since you last used the chimney to exhaust the fireplace. Small animals and insects may have nested above the closed damper. If your chimney has not been swept since, ever, the flue system may still have creosote built up or experienced natural deterioration through the months of non-use. These side-effects to burning, in addition to Indiana winters, can cause unsafe burning conditions and put your home at risk. A reported 42 percent of house fires are related to chimneys and fireplaces – let’s keep your house off the statistics board.
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