In order for your chimney to function properly, it must be clear of blockages and obstructions. Anything that prevents the smoke from venting out of your home is a hazard and must be addressed immediately. One of the most common chimney blockages is caused by glazed creosote, and it leads to serious problems if left unaddressed for a long time. Luckily, C&C Chimney has a team of CSIA-trained and certified technicians ready to handle all your glazed creosote removal needs in the Tulsa, OK area! Read below to learn more, then give us a call at (918) 396-8296 today!
What is Glazed Creosote?
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, creosote builds up in your chimney over time. As the wood burns, byproducts such as smoke, water vapor, gases, and other particles are discharged through the chimney. The condensation in your chimney causes them to form into a black, tar-like substance called creosote. It clings to the interior of your chimney, and anywhere from ¼-⅛ of an inch is a severe hazard because creosote is extremely flammable.
There are three degrees of creosote buildup. First-degree creosote is naturally occurring and very common in all wood-burning fireplaces and chimneys. It is a light, feathery soot that is easily removed with a dry brush. Second-degree creosote is darker, harder, and flakier. It must be removed with a rotary loop or stiffer brush. It usually occurs in fireplaces that are not regularly cleaned and maintained. Third-degree or glazed creosote is the most problematic and dangerous. It is extremely flammable and must be removed by a special product called Poultice Creosote Remover (PCR). This product breaks it down and absorbs the creosote, so it unsticks from the wall.
How Do We Remove Glazed Creosote?
If you have a third-degree creosote problem, you have a major risk of a fire. Luckily, the professional technicians at C&C Chimney can safely remove any glazed creosote to have your fireplace working as new! When removing glazed creosote, we use shoe covers and tarps to ensure your home remains clean. We then use PCR and tools such as brushes and rotary loops to clean out the entire chimney system. Finally, we use a commercial vacuum to catch any leftover soot. When we’re done, your chimney and home will be spotless!
Schedule a Glazed Creosote Removal Appointment Today!
Not only do we handle glazed creosote removal, but we also offer a variety of chimney, fireplace, air duct, and dryer vent services! Give us a call at (918) 396-8296 or schedule an appointment online today!