We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Although less harmful than throwing litter out the window, burning a wood fireplace can have its own adverse effects on the environment. Gases such as nitrous oxide and fine particulates of soot get released into the surrounding air every time a fire in the hearth is enjoyed. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is a harmful byproduct of burning wood. Even the act of cutting down a large, mature tree to use as fuel has a negative impact on Mother Earth.
While there are clear dangers to using a wood-burning fireplace there are ways you can make your hearth more eco-friendly.
Follow these burning tips for a more eco-friendly hearth:
The Truth About VOCs
Volatile organic compounds, also known as VOC’s, are toxic gases that can cause harm to the environment. While wood does not emit these dangerous fumes when burned, there are other solids and liquids that do. Here are a few examples of items which release VOC’s when burned:
At Lindemann Chimney Service, we strive to educate homeowners on ways to safely use and maintain their wood-burning fireplaces. We work hard to keep you informed on the best burning practices so you can not only enjoy a nice, warm fire but also a safe one. Visit our website to learn more about steps you can take to achieve optimal results at the hearth.