Spring has finally sprung! This is a great time of the year to do some long overdue deep cleaning in your home. While you’re at it, don’t forget to take care of your chimney! Now that the weather is warm and you’re done using your fireplace for the winter, it’s actually an ideal time to take advantage of a professional chimney sweep’s services. It may seem like the last thing you want to think of now that the weather is nice, but there are good reasons to get it taken care of now:
- Creosote Deposits: During the cold weather months frequent use of your fireplace results in a build-up of creosote. Not only is this substance a major cause of chimney fires, it also can cause another problem that becomes quite apparent in late spring and summer: As the weather gets warmer, the creosote deposits can develop an odor that is rather sour in nature. Having your chimney swept clean of this build-up will eliminate that unpleasant smell and keep your house smelling spring fresh!
- Damage Detection: The combination of the cold winter weather outside and the heat of the fire inside can wreak havoc on your chimney’s components as well. This can cause cracks to form in the masonry over time. The ice and snow of winter can also cause damage. Moisture can make its way into your chimney that can corrode your chimney liner. A chimney cleaning and inspection shortly after the cold weather is over can detect these types of problems and fix them sooner rather than later, saving you money in the long run!
Having your chimney cleaning taken care of now will ensure that you’ll be ready to enjoy a nice cozy fire safely when the cold weather inevitably returns! Contact us today.