Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
Today, Philadelphia-based chimney specialist Absolute Chimney, Absolute Chimney, announced guidelines for homeowners on keeping their chimneys safe during the cold months. According to recent statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 25,100 chimney fires are responsible for 30 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage on average each year.
Chimney fires are usually caused by the accumulation of creosote in the chimney, which is a natural by-product of burning wood. Creosote accumulates in the flue over time and is highly flammable. In addition, cracked liners can lead to the leakage of flue gasses containing deadly and odorless carbon monoxide into the interior of the house.
“Gases, including carbon monoxide, that are released when a fire burns need to be directed out of a home,” explains Jason Mabie, owner of Absolute Chimney & Masonry Restoration. “If something is in the way or build up is preventing the gasses from escaping, a homeowner is looking at a serious problem.”
How can these problems be avoided?
Inspect the Chimney Annually
The National Fire Protection Association recommends annual chimney inspections by a qualified professional with cleaning, maintenance, and repairs as necessary. If problems are detected early, small repairs can save a homeowner thousands of dollars.
Install or Replace Chimney Liners
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires that chimney liners be replaced if cracked, broken, or missing. Chimneys with a damaged clay liner can be replaced with the more economical, durable, and popular option, a stainless steel liner with insulation.
Absolute Chimney & Masonry Restoration is dedicated to keeping residents safe. During the winter months, Absolute Chimney is offering a free carbon monoxide detector with every chimney liner installation. A Better Business Bureau accredited business with an A rating, their staff is fully certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). They are leaders in providing industrial chimney liners for hospitals, colleges, and schools. In fact, one of their industrial projects will be featured in the spring issue of the international publication, Sweeps Monthly.
“We consider it an honor to be welcomed into our customers’ homes,” says Jason. “We treat their home as if it were our own. We do whatever it takes to keep the customer truly satisfied, which is one of the reasons we have never received a complaint.”
To learn more about this company with an impeccable reputation, please visit their website at http://www.1absolutechimney.com.
About Absolute Chimney & Masonry
Absolute Chimney services include chimney certification, chimney cleaning, chimney liners, chimney sweeps, complete rebuilds, fireplace and wood stove installations, masonry repairs, chimney repairs, and fireplace repairs. Fully licensed and bonded, they specialize in providing industrial chimney liners for hospitals, colleges, and schools. All their work is 100% guaranteed and they offer free safety inspections, a lifetime guarantee on chimney liners, and an inspection report with every cleaning. They proudly serve Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania.