A chimney helps the air in your home stay breathable…just as your bathroom, attic and kitchen vents do. Unlike those other exhaust points in your home, however, fireplace and wood stove chimneys need a special kind of care. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends an annual inspection of your chimney. A chimney fire may not sound like much of a risk in Texas especially with the little use they receive in this part of the country. But it only takes one use, usually the first winter fire you start, that could be the cause of a devastating fire. Failure to maintain your fireplace and chimney properly is the leading cause of total losses for residential and commercial properties as a result of a fire. The fact is that dirty chimneys can cause damage structures, destroy homes and injure or kill people. Please don’t take the risk. Please call Alamo Chimney Sweepers for an inspection.