What you may want to know about those long and smoking chimneys.

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Chimneys serve a purpose of preventing accumulation of toxic and obnoxious smoke. It contributed to industrialization and efficiency of factory operation. Now it is used in factories, locomotives, crematoriums, furnace and home kitchen. They also require maintenance and repair just like your house renovation and repair.

What you may want to know about those long and smoking chimneys.

It’s yuletide season and Santa Claus with his team of reindeers flew beside the chimney. Carrying a bag of toys and chocolates, he descended down the chimney. Upon reaching the bottom, feel on ash laden fireplace and brushing off dusts from his boots and trousers, he proceeded to the room with sleeping kids. Unknown to him, the children were pretending to sleep and they greeted him laughter, joy and astonishment. Luckily, Santa went down unharmed as the chimney’s interior is smooth. With chimney, Santa was able to deliver those Christmas goods.
By the way, what is chimney? Well, it’s a long protrusion in roofing and an outward opening inside the kitchen. It channels smoke outside and prevents them accumulating inside. Imagine if your kitchen has no chimney; you will smell like the dishes you just cooked a minute ago. Smelling like roast beef won’t be nice if you are going to promenade party or turning your kitchen into a foggy zone won’t be a good place for flipping your wok over the fire. Chimneys serve a purpose of preventing accumulation of toxic and obnoxious smoke. It contributed to industrialization and efficiency of factory operation. Now it is used in factories, locomotives, crematoriums, furnace and home kitchen.

Chimneys existed for over a millennia starting from ancient Romans using tubes in their bakeries and hot baths. The Romans made those chimneys as vents for hot air and smoke coming from cooking earthen pots and roasted venison. Not long after, by middle ages, about 800 and 12 century AD, chimneys appeared on castles, houses and factories producing clay pots. These chimneys have its breaks and cements for limestone, granite or hardened clay. By industrial revolution and Victorian era, large and sturdy chimneys with spacious flue (the space inside chimney) allowed metal work factories to process metal ores, a process which carries harmful fumes from lead and chemical additives.

Modern times saw the construction of metal or stainless steel chimneys. They have now caps or cowls to prevent backflow or drafts. Cowls resembles a hood and comes into different shapes and sizes. Types includes an onion shaped rotating cows, H style, oast, wind directional cowl. The onion shaped cowl is exceptional as it rotates while venting out fumes. Cowls also protects against sleet and animals that may enter the chimney.

Chimneys also require maintenance by removing that soot and goo accumulated over time. Some home repair or renovators such as chimney repairs in Burnaby, roofing services Coquitlam, and roofing repairs in Vancouver do chimney restoration. Initially, they will do inspections using high luminance lights and video camera. Aside from that, they use brickwork repairs, relining, de burring aided by camera and CCTV camera inspections. If the chimney is too damaged, the repair service will rebuilding of chimneys and finish up with much improved chimney version.

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