Well fall has definitely arrived, which means cooler temperatures, shorter days, and cold weather attire. But with that said, fall is also the ideal time to beat the fireplace winter rush and have your chimney inspection performed. We all love cozy fires in the fall and winter months, which is why the folks here at All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair want to remind all our valued clients about their pre-winter chimney and fireplace maintenance.
WHY PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE IS SO IMPORTANT
Performing your annual chimney inspection is a surefire way of avoiding home fire hazards. There are a number of house fires each year that are a direct result of homeowners failing to perform routine chimney maintenance in advance of the cold winter season. When you reach out to our team to perform your inspection, rest assured you are ensuring a safe and efficiently operating chimney system for your home and family. Be sure your fireplace is ready for the winter months ahead by scheduling your annual chimney inspection with the team here at All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair.
Our team of professionals, much like every other chimney sweep company, is extremely busy from November through to the start of January with ongoing chimney repairs, installations and even emergency calls. During this span of time it can be near to impossible to schedule chimney maintenance, which is why we highly suggest you take time out and schedule your maintenance now to ensure that your fireplace is performing at peak levels when the cold weather arrives.
COMMON CHIMNEY HAZARDS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
Chimneys are quite vulnerable to all types of damage typically caused by deterioration and moisture. Chimney obstructions and deterioration are by far two of the most common and most dangerous hazards relating to your fireplace and chimney.
Chimney Obstructions – Common chimney obstructions include branches, limbs, leaves and other particles and debris that make their way into your chimney flue. In addition, more times than not, a chimney becomes blocked as a result of creosote buildup, which is a highly flammable substance.
When you perform annual chimney cleanings and an annual chimney inspection, you minimize the chances for a chimney fire endangering both your home and family. With that said, be sure to schedule your annual inspection now to avoid any hazards and ensure the comfort and safety of your family.
Deterioration in your flue and fireplace – The liner in your chimney provides a safe passageway for smoke and other gases to exit your living space. Replacing your flue liner regularly is beneficial as well. If you have noticed damage to the back wall of your fireplace, chimney repair is then an essential task since the fire bricks in your fireplace serve to protect your home much in the same way as chimney liners do. For this reason, repairs are essential in order to avoid an increased risk of fire in your home. In addition, when you have damaged bricks in your fireplace and a damaged flue, toxic fumes are able to make their way into your living space and put you and your family at risk.
If you have yet to schedule your chimney inspection, or are in need of chimney repairs, then we are the team for you. With the cold weather right around the corner, be sure to reach out to our friendly professionals and schedule your chimney maintenance now. Our chimney specialists can perform necessary repairs quickly, and allow for you and your family to enjoy the upcoming change of seasons in the comfort of your own home.
Beat the winter rush and reach out to the dedicated chimney specialists here at All Year Chimney Sweeps & Repair and schedule your chimney inspection and maintenance today.