When wood is burned, the combustion process is never complete. The smoke from a wood fire usually contains a dark brown or black substance which has a smoky odour. This tar like substance is called creosote and is found nearly everywhere in a wood heating system.
Wood has different characteristics - certain types of wood release more heat than others. Hardwoods such as Oak are denser than softer woods such as pine. Hardwoods will burn longer. Unseasoned 'green' wood will burn with difficulty and produce more creosote.
Over time, the creosote from wood fires builds up inside your chimney or flue. Creosote is a flammable material which can ignite causing a fire in your chimney.
Bryan Cater Ltd are able to remove Tar/Creosote from your chimney/liner. We are able to do this with the use of Cre-Away. A powered chemical treatment which is applied to your affected chimney. This modifies the tar/creosote in to a cleanable state. We will then return to clean/remove the tar/creosote to leave you with a safe usable chimney.