5 Reasons to get your chimney swept now
For most of us, it’s hard to remember when the last time was that we had our chimney swept. Now that we’re into the cooler weather, and eager to use our fireplaces, it’s even more critical to take care of this potential fire hazard in your home.
In fact, we’ve got five good reasons why you should.
1. Your safety
According to the National Fire Protection Association, regular cleaning, maintenance and repairs will do more than prolong the life of your chimney. They will keep your family and home safe. Sooty buildup can lead to a chimney fire that is capable of damaging your chimney and spreading to inside your home.
2. Prolong the life of your chimney
It’s true, regular chimney sweeping services will lengthen the life of your chimney in addition to keeping your home safe. Like anything, regular maintenance will help you avoid big surprises that require costly repairs.
3. Be proactive
Often, we take our home appliances for granted until they break or need repairs, and then hindsight is always 20/20. Don’t let yourself get blindsided. Handle your maintenance check now, before winter sets in, before you really need that chimney again, and you’ll be in good shape.
4. Avoid creosote buildup
You’ll lesson the likelihood of dangerous creosote buildup inside your chimney. How? Creosote can buildup in degrees. If you let it go, it can progress into third degree creosote buildup, which is very difficult to remove. The application of a professional-grade chemical treatments become necessary to remove the hardened creosote tar.
5. Peace of mind
There is no question that we all need to sleep at night. Remove one more task off your to-do list, and make the call today to Fireplace ‘n’ Fixins. We’ll give you the confidence to use your fireplace this winter without worry.
Call Fireplace ‘n’ Fixins today to schedule a chimney inspection for your home. You’ll be glad you did!