Creosote is not something you want in your chimney, but it’s likely something you have in your chimney. This corrosive and flammable substance is created when fuel is burned incompletely, and the byproducts of combustion settle on the flue walls as the flue cools.
Not all creosote is the same. In fact, there are three different levels of creosote, each differing in texture. Level one is somewhat velvet-like in texture, level two is flaky in texture, and level three is hard and shiny, like a glaze. Because of the difference in texture, level one and level two creosote is much easier to remove, while level three can be a real bear. But no matter what level we find in your chimney, we have the tools and products to effectively and safely remove any creosote.
Here at Sootmaster, we’re big fans of ACS (Anti-Creo-Soot) creosote remover, which is a non-toxic product that can be sprayed onto the creosote-glazed surface to make removing level three creosote easier and less stressful on the chimney system. The product also greatly reduces the odor and air pollution that can come with other methods of creosote removal.
For more than 30 years, ACS has been trusted to get the job done, which is why we continue to rely on ACS when our customers have creosote problems.
Here’s how it works:
- The ACS product is sprayed onto the creosote.
- Upon contact, ACS works to modify the makeup of the creosote, changing it into a substance that’s much easier to clean.
- Once the creosote is modified, we use our sweeping tools and brushes to remove it, revealing a clean, creosote-free surface.
Are you looking for ways to improve system performance and reduce your fire risk? Scheduling regular chimney sweepings is one of the best ways to do both, especially if you have creosote buildup. So don’t put off a cleaning, call Sootmaster at 850-712-3470 and let our fast, efficient, and courteous chimney professionals take care of it for you.
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Find out the other benefits of regular chimney and fireplace sweeping when you call on the pros at Sootmaster Chimney Sweep. You’ll be glad you asked!