It’s that time of year again when we begin spring cleaning. As you plan for indoor and outdoor maintenance on your property, add chimney inspection to the list.
Here we’ll review the benefits of a springtime Martins Ferry chimney cleaning. Martins Ferry area residents—need a hand? Fireplace ‘n’ Fixins is ready to help.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends an annual inspection and cleaning of your fireplace and chimney. You may think everything is working just fine, but soot and creosote can build up and affect the safety and efficiency of your chimney. Creosote can build up, creating the chance of corrosion. Creosote on your flue liner, plus excess moisture, can cause serious damage.
Reduce the possibility of costly repairs
With the right preventive care, you can keep your chimney in top working order and avoid expensive repairs. During usage all winter long, those enjoyable crackling fires may have left too much residue all up inside your chimney. The good news is all of this is fixable.
Schedule now, during the off-season
Now is the perfect time to schedule your chimney inspection. If you wait until fall, as most homeowners tend to do, you won’t get the appointment scheduled as easily. You’ll have to work around weather and compete with other homeowners since chimney sweeps get booked up then.
You have time to address any problems that may arise
You’ll have all summer to schedule to fix any issues that arise during the chimney inspection. That gives you breathing room. Your chimney will be ready for action come autumn.
Lessen the risk of odor in your home
As the weather warms up, you may notice sour odors coming from your fireplace. These will be more pronounced. That’s another reason you should tackle a thorough cleaning of your fireplace and flue now rather than later.
Ready to get started?
If you’d like to schedule a chimney inspection, Martins Ferry area professionals are ready to help. Call Fireplace ‘n’ Fixins today so you can check this item off your to-do list!