Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Jodi Eisenhour
A chimney often becomes blocked due to the accumulation of creosote inside it. Creosote is formed when the smoke from the fireplace moves through the chimney and becomes condensed over time. It can be black or brown in apperance and can be seen as a solid or flaky crust. A Richland Customer had an interesting senario while the crew was up installing his new roof. He hadn't realized his chimney was clogged with soot which was the reason his house wasn't heating properly. As the crew was working and banging on the roof the soot left loose. This could have been a serious issue for this homeowner had he not decided to install a new roof. Just a reminder of how important is is to check you chimney on an annual basis.