Smokey Chimneys Cause Creosote

Smokey Chimneys Cause Creosote

What is Creosote? Simply put, when you burn wood and you have a smoky fire, creosote can form inside your wood burning appliance and chimney system. Tar particles in the smoke condense on a cool surface and cause creosote.

Why is Cresote a Concern?

Why should creosote accumulation be of concern to you and is Cresote flammable? Creosote stinks and is corrosive. Creosote can block your chimney. That blockage can cause smoke back-ups, Creosote is flammable and can cause a chimney fire. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that creosote thicker than % inch be removed. The CSIA also recommends that a layer of glaze creosote (3rd degree creosote) as thin as

1/16th of an inch be removed. If you suspect that you have creosote accumulating in your chimney, please contact a CSIA certified chimney professional. Contact Black Goose at 218-721-3192 or at to learn about creosote mitigation and removal options

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