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3 Ways Dirty Chimneys Impact Your Health January 29, 2019

Dayton, Dayton, OH
3 Ways Dirty Chimneys Impact Your Health, Dayton, Ohio

A fireplace and chimney add unmatched charm to any home, though they come with maintenance requirements. It’s easy to forget that you need to clean your chimney, and it’s only when the negative health effects arrive that owners realize it. A chimney introduces a number of safety risks, which is why you should always schedule a chimney cleaning after heavy use.

The Effect of Dirty Chimneys On Your Health

1. Eye Irritation

Creosote, the material that gradually builds up in your chimney, can cause extreme discomfort when it comes into contact with your eyes. Whether you’ve got it on your hands or a piece flies through the air, it can cause an immense burning sensation that often requires immediate medical care. A quick chimney cleaning can resolve the issue, but you don’t want to take the chance of injuring your eyes, as larger pieces may also cause abrasions.

2. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

chimney cleaningCarbon monoxide is a byproduct of combustion in a dirty chimney and a very real health threat. The biggest threat is that it’s impossible to detect without a carbon monoxide detector. Long-term exposure can lead to nausea, fatigue, headaches, and over a long enough period, heart complications and death. Always have a carbon monoxide detector near your chimney and schedule a chimney cleaning if you’re overdue.

3. Fires

Creosote and other debris trapped in your chimney pose a significant fire hazard. They can ignite, and in many cases, result in chimney fires that may render your home unlivable. Never take this chance — a chimney inspection and cleaning will provide the peace of mind you need to know that your home is safe.

 

If you need a chimney cleaning, turn to Abbey Road Chimney Sweeps Inc. This locally-owned and family-operated company is proud to have serviced Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas since 1982. They offer comprehensive chimney care services, including interior and exterior chimney repairs, and they’re committed to ensuring their customers’ homes are safe. Call (937) 833-0505 to speak with their staff and visit their  website to learn more about their services

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