How often do I need to clean my chimney?

How often do I need to clean my chimney?

As homeowners, we know the importance of maintaining our home and property. While your chimney may be the furthest thing from your mind during the dog days of summer, it’s a hot topic among the wildlife. Birds, raccoons and squirrels tend to take over and inhabit chimneys when they’re not in use, accumulating massive debris that will need to be removed before it’s safe to use.

Summertime is a great time to clean your chimney

  • The early bird gets the worm—you’ll have your choice of appointment times and dates
  • If there is a problem that must be addressed, you have ample time to resolve it
  • Your chimney will be cleaned and repaired, keeping it well maintained and adding years to its life and use
  • You’ll be prepared when that first chill is in the air

Schedule an inspection of your chimney once a year

Annual chimney maintenance will keep your home safe and your chimney operational for years to come. The job of a chimney sweep involves removing blockages from wildlife or a buildup of a substance called creosote as well as cleaning your firebox, damper, and smoke chamber.

Prevent a chimney fire

Did you know that according to the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America), when soot and creosote accumulate, you are at greater risk of a chimney fire that could damage not only the chimney, but your roof and home. In addition, the venting system needs regular maintenance that you may not be aware of. Make a point of scheduling your appointment with an expert now before time gets away from you.

Call today!

Don’t wait until fall to have your annual chimney sweep. Schedule your chimney inspection today to be sure that everything is in good working order.