We suggest an annual cleaning before using your fireplace for the first time of the season to ensure any of last year’s left over debris has been removed and your fireplace and chimney have been properly cleaned to prevent ventilation issues or potential fire hazards. Vintage and antique wood stoves and even the newest gas fireplaces have ventilation chimneys that are equally as important to have cleaned as traditional brick fireplaces. Whether you have a traditional chimney that vents up through the roof of your home, or a direct vent that goes out to the exterior of your home through a side wall, call Aura today for the best chimney cleaning Pasadena has to offer.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that fireplaces be swept at ⅛ inch of soot buildup. This has been proven to be enough soot to cause a fire capable of damaging not only your chimney, but can even spread to your home. This means that if you use your fireplace as lighting decor and more frequently, rather than using it for heat like you would north of central Texas, that you may need to get your fireplace cleaned more frequently. This is also true for outdoor fireplaces that you use throughout the summer for hangouts with family and friends. If you’re not quite sure how much soot you have in your chimney, call Aura today to get a free inspection and an estimate on cleaning your chimney.