If you are like so many other homeowners who neglect to have their chimney inspection and cleaning performed, then surely you are apt to find yourself facing unnecessary problems and costs over time. It is important to have your chimney inspected at least once per year so as to avoid any performance issues that can otherwise arise. Without proper routine maintenance and inspection of your chimney you increase your chances of encountering performance issues with your chimney, fireplace problems, and possibly even heating system issues over time. As for those home buyers who have just completed a purchase of a home, make certain you have your chimney inspected as soon after you move in as possible. Again, this inspection and any minimal maintenance needed thereafter, will greatly minimize any chances of costly and far more serious problems down the road.
Here at All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repairs we advise all our clients on the importance of chimney inspections and the significant role they play in the overall health and safety of your home. Waiting too long, or not scheduling your chimney inspection at all can most assuredly result in additional repairs and in some cases may even result in property loss. Thus, the importance of scheduling and maintaining routine chimney inspections for your home, at least once per year.
When issues, such as those mentioned above, arise, surely it makes perfect sense to schedule a chimney inspection in your efforts to find the ultimate source of the problem and present with an ideal solution as well. In addition to those circumstances mentioned above, another important time to have your chimney and venting system inspected is when you either upgrade your current heating system, change the heating system altogether or even add a stove or insert. Conducting an inspection will ensure that your chimney, as well as the lining and the entire venting system are all functioning properly and are able to accommodate the upgrades and/or changes you have made.
Further, if you have not used your fireplace in quite some time, there are a variety of pests that can actually make their homes and build their nests in your chimney thereby clogging your flue or your chimney’s chamber, thus the need for a chimney inspection. Also, moisture coupled with cold temperature cycles can take a desperate toll on your liner materials and the masonry as well. Each of these circumstances, along with normal wear and tear that is left unattended to, can affect the performance of your entire venting system. Over time, deterioration can occur, and if left unattended will contribute to system problems as well. Like anything else, the longer you let defects or problems go without addressing them, the greater the repairs will be and the greater the costs to repair will be as well.
With that said, it makes perfect sense to stay on top of your chimney and venting system. Not only is it a safe and remarkably smart choice to make, but it is also the most cost-effective choice homeowners can make overall. Nobody looks forward to unsuspecting problems with their chimney, their venting system or any other component or system in their home and surely disciplining yourself to engage in routine maintenance of all your important home components, including your chimney, will give way to both a safer and healthier home for you and your family.
If you are guilty of any of the aforementioned scenarios, then the time is now to contact the professionals here at All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repairs to have your chimney and venting system inspected. Contact us today. We look forward to serving you with all your chimney needs.