Your home or apartment chimney and the flue that lines it, add architectural interest to your home. But, its real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace or furnace, out of your home.
As you relax in front of your fireplace, or bask in the warmth of your wood or pellet stove, the last thing you are likely to be thinking about is the condition of your chimney. However, dirty chimneys can cause a chimney fire, which can lead to damage or destruction of your home or even loss of life!
The release of carbon monoxide gases through chimneys and/or heating unit vent pipe is responsible for hundreds of deaths every year.
Early fall is the time of year to have your heating unit, chimney and/or vent pipe inspected, serviced and cleaned. Your furnace and/or chimney service company will not find it safe to climb onto your roof when it is covered in ice and snow! So, make certain your home is made ready for winter!
Lastly, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
This safety message is being sent to you from the Brookfield Fire Marshal’s Office and the Fire Companies of Brookfield, CT. Please help to make your home safe for the coming winter season! Thank you!