Time to get ready for Fall!
We hope you have enjoyed the summer and the beautiful weather we are having now!
According to virtually every fire-safety agency in the United States, chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces need to be professionally inspected and cleaned, if necessary, on an annual basis. This work is necessary to keep the system safe as well as to ensure efficient operation – but you probably already knew that.
What you may not know is that early Fall is the ideal time to have your chimney cleaned and inspected. By having cleaning work done sooner rather than later means your fireplace will be ready to go when the cooler days of late September begin. Scheduling now is also advisable as we are already booking 2-3 weeks out!
You can schedule your annual chimney inspection and cleaning or feel free to call us at (781) 893-6611.
When you arrange for chimney cleaning and inspection and get your system ready for fall and winter, you’ll enjoy the following benefits.
Reduce Fire Hazard
Burning wood creates creosote, a sticky and highly flammable substance that clings to the inside of chimneys. Excess creosote buildup that ignites is a leading cause of house fires in America every year.
Find Chimney Problems Early
A professional chimney inspector can spot problems in their early stages and initiate solutions before the problems become very expensive to fix. From leaking bricks and mortar to damaged chimney liners, an inspector will find and resolve issues quickly.
A chimney check can determine if there are any obstructions throughout the chimney system. Soot build-up, leaves, twigs and other debris to animal nests and sometimes the animals themselves can block the passageway. With obstructions gone, your chimney will draft heating exhaust and smoke efficiently and safely.
Add Necessary Components
Chimneys operated without chimney caps are open doors for all the obstructions mentioned above. A quality chimney cap prevents debris and animals from entering your chimney. Your chimney inspector likely will recommend installing a cap if you don’t have one.
Safeguard Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Burning wood and gas create carbon monoxide, an odorless, invisible gas that is poisonous to humans and animals. This gas can easily infiltrate your home if your chimney is obstructed. A clean chimney means smoke and gasses are exhausted into the outside air.
Eliminate Chimney Smells
If water is getting into your chimney, it will mix with ash and create offensive odors that find their way into your home. Dead birds, mice, raccoons, squirrels, and other animals also produce unwanted smells. A clean chimney can alleviate odor problems.
Peace of Mind
All the benefits we listed here are important, and so is your peace of mind. When you have a professional, certified chimney sweep perform a thorough cleaning and inspection of your chimney and fireplace, you’ll be able to rest easy, knowing everything is in order to see you through the upcoming winter.
We want your system to work right and be a wonderful comfort in your home. You can schedule an appointment here or feel to give us a call at 1-781-996-5400.
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