Have Your Chimney Cleaned This Summer
Summer is here! It's time to turn off the fireplace and head outdoors to enjoy the weather. Just because you're outside, though, it doesn't mean you should forget about the part of your home that kept you warm and cozy all winter long. As a matter of fact, summertime is the perfect time to take care of it by having your chimney serviced and cleaned.
Prevent Problems Before They Happen
On the outside, winter can be hard on your chimney, causing cracks or other damage that can allow water to seep into your home. On the inside, buildup of soot and other debris over the course the winter can easily cause water or smoke damage. Both of these issues can leave your home with a funky smell. Any accumulation of debris inside can create an appealing environment for birds or rodents. It can also pose a potential fire hazard or even lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. By having your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional, you can stop these issues before they ever occur.
Beat the Rush
Many people tend to forget about their chimneys once they no longer need to light a fire, only remembering to get them cleaned once the weather cools down again in the fall, thus creating a mad rush to schedule an appointment with a professional chimney sweep. By having your chimney serviced in the summer, you have a greater opportunity to schedule an appointment quickly and be sure that it fits into your schedule.
Weather is unpredictable. By having your chimney cleaned in the summer, you can rest easy knowing that should the cold set in sooner than you expected, your fireplace will be ready to go as soon as you need it.
Warmer weather means you can finally give your fireplace, and your chimney, a much needed break. Treat your chimney with the respect it deserves by having it cleaned and serviced now, keeping your home safe and clean, as well as prepared for the day the air inevitably cools again.