Before you light your first fire of the season, you should have your fireplace inspected. A proper inspection will identify potential defects, as well creosote buildup. Creosote is a black residue that travels up your chimney and builds up on the flue every time you light a fire. Many consider a creosote fire in the chimney one of the most dangerous because it can spread quickly, severely damaging or destroying your entire home within minutes.
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