Posts made in May 2018

Do Dryers Really Cause House Fires?

dryer vent cleaning fairfax county vaDid you know that dryer vents can cause house fires? At High’s Chimney, it is important to our company to educate our clients to help protect their property through our repair and preventative services. When it comes to your dryer, it is vital to properly clean the vents to prevent future property damage. On average, there are an estimated 2,900 home fires reported each year that are caused by dryer vents. Within the same average of 2,900 house fires each year, there is also an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and 35 million dollars accumulated in property loss.

In addition, on average 34% of home clothes dryer fires are caused by failure to clean the dryer. These statistics prove how vital proper maintenance and preventative services are to the safety of your home. Our professional chimney specialists recommend cleaning the lint filter before and after each load of laundry. We also suggest cleaning the lint filter with a nylon brush at least every six months to help relieve congestion. Our team can provide vent pipe cleaning every three months.

If you are noticing your clothes are taking longer to dry than normal, or you would like to ensure your dryer vent is safe and clean, look to our competitive dryer vent cleaning in Fairfax County, VA. Contact our company today at 1 (888) 444-4712 to schedule your next appointment.

What is Creosote?

chimney repair washington dcAt High’s Chimney, we believe in the importance of educating our clients to help prevent and maintain the safety of their chimney and overall property. As your trusted chimney company, we are dedicated to our craft and customers, which is why we continuously improve our services to help you have a superior experience every time.  As a homeowner with a fireplace, it is vital to understand the harmful substance called creosote that can accumulate in your chimney.

Creosote is one of the most dangerous things you can find inside of a chimney. This substance is often found in chimneys by building up naturally as you burn fires in your fireplace. This thick substance develops as a part of the combustion process, but it tends to develop when wood is not burned completely. Since creosote is highly flammable if left untreated, a common consequence of creosote build-up is house fires. To prevent a house fire, look to our professional and insured chimney contractors to help you clean your chimneys free of creosote.

Whether you are in need of a chimney repair in Washington, DC, or a chimney cleaning, we are sure to provide you with honest services to better your property. If you are interested in learning more about our services, we encourage you to contact our company today at 1 (888) 444-4712.