Santa's Friend Chimney Service

Be Santa’s Friend With A Clean Chimney

Can’t wait to hear the jingling sleigh bells and little tapping feet on your rooftop? It won’t be long now until that jolly old elf, Mr. Claus himself, will be making a trip down your chimney. But there’s nothing that makes Mrs. Claus quite so unhappy as having to spend time after the holidays cleaning soot stains off Santa’s red suit! Here’s how you can help make Santa’s and Mrs. Claus’ lives a little easier when it’s time to relax after the busy holiday season – make sure that your chimney is safe and clean by having it swept and inspected now, before it’s time for Santa to make his visit.

What’s Making it Dirty?

So, why is your chimney getting so dirty anyway? It’s the smoke that’s causing all the problems! What kind of firewood you burn can make a difference in how much smoke is being produced. When you burn a hot fire using hardwoods, your chimney will get less dirty because less smoke will be produced. Hardwoods, such as oak, maple, ash, or beech work best, but it’s also important that the wood you burn be well seasoned. This means drying it for at least six months to a year in order to make sure that the moisture content of the wood is very low. This will cause less moisture in the smoke, which means less creosote buildup, and that means Santa’s suit stays cleaner!

Creosote Build Up

An even bigger worry with creosote buildup, however, is the worry of a dangerous chimney fire. Even when you use the right kind of wood, you’ll still get some creosote buildup. Creosote is the thick, gummy deposit that condenses onto the interior of your chimney when smoke floats up. This is extremely flammable, and a buildup of even as much as an eighth of an inch is enough to catch a spark and cause a serious chimney fire. You’ll want to make sure to hire the CSIA certified technicians from Santa’s Friend Chimney Service to make sure that every bit of creosote is cleared away.


Another thing that could cause some problems for Santa is obstructions in the chimney. Over the course of the summer, birds and other animals could have made their home in your chimney to avoid the weather and predators. Trouble is, when they leave their home, they leave the nest behind. This won’t just make it tougher for Santa to fit through that already narrow space, it could also be a catalyst for a chimney fire! All it takes is one spark touching that dry tinder and you could have a fire burning in your chimney. That could cause chimney damage at best and a fire disaster at the very worst! Santa’s Friend will clear those obstructions out lickety-split!

Avoid Problems by Having Your Chimney Cleaned

All it takes is one phone call to make sure that Santa’s trip down your chimney is safe and clean. Call Santa’s Friend Chimney Service to set up your chimney cleaning today and enjoy a safe and beautiful holiday season!