Chimney Fires all to common in Edmonton
Having your Chimney Swept once per year will keep it operating correctly and efficiently but it will also help prevent chimney fires. In Canada and the US it is reported that over 30,000 chimney fires occur each year due to un-maintained chimneys.
It is folk lore in Europe that stocks nesting in chimneys are good luck but really nesting in chimneys is very bad luck and can cause a chimney fire if not found before using your fireplace. Blockages of any kind in the chimney can cause multiple issues such as fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and smoke problems in the home.