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It’s important to keep up with the maintenance on your wood or gas burning fireplace and heating systems. The National Fire Association states the fireplace and chimney should be cleaned and inspected yearly. By having ST. Louis Chimney Co. sweep and inspect your fireplace you will have a piece of mind knowing that your chimney is safe and ready to burn. Our technicians go through rigorous training to make sure they meet all CSIA standards.
Chimney House Fire Facts (2008-2010)
- 21% of Chimney Fires occur in January 21% 21%
- 30% of Chimney Fires occur from 6:00pm-8:00pm 30% 30%
- Chimney Fires accounted for 87% of residential heating fires 87% 87%
In 2005, there were 24,500 residential fires in the United States originating in chimneys, fireplaces and solid fuel appliances, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. These fires resulted in 20 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage
Heating fires account for 87% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. Book your cleaning and inspection now.
Types of Fireplaces
This is a typical prefab fireplace. This style chimney consist of a metal flue and the chimney is generally wrapped in siding or faux brick panels.
This is a typical prefab masonry fireplace. This style chimney is built with bricks from the ground up. Homes built after the 1940’s generally have clay flue tile liner.