There are a number of reasons for having your chimney inspected and cleaned.
the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning
chimney fires from occurring
the safe & efficient working order of your chimney
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas with no smell or taste. This highly difficult to trace gas can have fatal results if left unchecked, which is why it is essential that you have your chimney checked regularly.More than 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. More than 200 are left extremely ill from the vicious gas.
There are a number of noticeable symptoms that may suggest carbon monoxide poisoning:
Carbon monoxide is hard to detect because it holds no smell, taste or colour.When fuels such as wood and coal, for example, do not fully burn, carbon monoxide is produced. Burning fires in enclosed spaces, like your living room, will use up the oxygen, which is then replaced with carbon dioxide, preventing the fuel from fully burning and producing carbon monoxide.