According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2011: “The National Fire Protection Association estimates that in 2011, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 400 civilian deaths, 1520 civilian injuries, and $893 million in direct property damage. These fires accounted for 14 percent of all reported home fires.”
Of that $893 million, 125 million of that damage was because of Chimneys! In other words, paying a small amount of money to have your chimney swept is a light price to pay to ensure your safety. We often post about ensuring the safety of your home, but that is not simply a marketing ploy. It is imperative that your chimney is in healthy condition. It may save your life, and exponential property damage.
Additionally, “confined fires, those fires confined to chimney’s, flues, or flue burners, accounted for 87% of residential building heating fires (USFA). Let me be honest with you: Chimney sweeps typically (depends on where you are located, range between $99-300.
There quite a number of factors that determine the exact price, but that gives you an idea of what you could be paying for a chimney sweep. I do not mean to be morbid, but imagine what you could lose in your home because your chimney was not properly maintained.
You may say,”Well I never use my chimney so why does it need to be swept.” Animals can make a home in your chimney. Water can cause leaks which threatens the structure of your home.
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