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How does reducing particulate emissions benefit your home?

Chimney Fire Prevention

When burning a fire, hot smoke travels into your cold chimney and condenses to liquid, then solid soot called creosote. Creosote is flammable, smelly, and is the root cause of most chimney fires. Burning clean firewood properly creates reduced smoke. Reduce smoke means reduce creosote and reduced chimney fires nationwide. Please put us out of business with your safe wood burning practices. We dare you..

Reduced smoke -> Reduced creosote -> Reduced Chimney fires -> Reduced costly repairs

Reduced After burn smoke odor

Burning clean firewood properly creates significantly reduced smoke compared to a traditional fire. Sometimes on windy, rainy days, or the days following a fire in your fireplace, you may smell a sooty odor in your home. This is due to several factors discussed in detail upon your inspection. One of the easiest ways to reduce this odor is to reduce the amount of smoke going into your chimney thus reducing the amount of creosote produced. Creosote inside the chimney is the odor you are smelling days or even weeks after burning a fire. Reduce that smell by properly burning clean firewood.  Reduce or even eliminate that smell with The Chimney Scientists by scheduling a in-person inspection.

Reduced smoke -> Reduced creosote -> Reduced smoke odors in your home

Reduced costly Repair & Cleanings

Creosote buildup leads to chimney fires. Chimney fires damage chimneys & fireplaces. One small chimney fire can produce thousands of dollars in damage and create large cracks inside your chimney which can allow fire to escape into the chimney cavity and potentially the drywall area of the home. These repairs are the foundation of our business. Have your chimney inspected before burning. Burn clean, reduced particulate emission firewood. Burn smart, stay safe. Now that you are sold on burning clean, we have accepted our fate.

Reduced smoke -> Reduced creosote -> Reduced Chimney fires -> Reduced costly repairs

Epidemiological studies worldwide have consistently demonstrated links between ambient particulate matter exposure and adverse health outcomes. The greater the concentration of particulates the greater the probability of adverse health outcomes. Currently some of these particulates cannot be avoided in our communities (1) transportation exhaust (2) coal fired power plants.

Wood smoke particulates comprises a fraction of national particulate emissions, however, it may comprise a larger portion of particulate emissions in your neighborhood in the winter season. If you have a hardcore wood burner on your street, If you regularly smell smoke in the evenings, sometimes in your home while a neighbor is burning down the street, this can be a neighborhood health problem more so than a global climate issue. Let’s work together to educate the public, make wood burning guilty free, and safer for our communities.

We strive to burn wood in a way that significantly reduces particulate emissions to combat climate change and improve my community’s air quality.