When you consider chimney services, you most likely think about one thing alone. Yes, they can help you with the basics of your fireplace, but you’re going to need a lot more than just that. When you call up a professional in this field, you will be able to get a variety of services. However, amidst the various things that you want to get, look at the following three that you absolutely should have from time to time. There’s a reason why the following options should not be delayed too long, especially if you want to maintain a good fireplace, chimney, and more without issue. Take too long to alleviate the following, and you could end up with something dangerous in your home.
If you do not have a lining inside the chimney, the heat, smoke, and other elements can end up combusting and causing problems. This could cause your home to fill up with gas, or catch fire. Carbon monoxide, smoke, and many other elements could end up in the home, and causing serious ailment. Chimney relining doesn’t need to be done every year, but it should be inspected just in case. When you call a good professional, they can test your home’s lining to ensure you are not dealing with flue gasses or anything along those lines.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Taking out the lint from your dryer is a good thing to do. However, do not just think that’s all you have to do in order to keep your dryer running efficiently and safely. You have to look into the dryer vent, replace it, clean it, and ensure that it’s installed properly. When you speak with a professional about this, they’ll be able to ensure that your dryer works at top efficiency, and is not going to cause a fire. If you do not clean and clear vents properly, the lint could spark and catch your home on fire. You may not know the warning signs, and you may not even see anything wrong at first glance, which is why you should get an inspection from time to time.
Another great thing that you should call a professional chimney service for is in regards to the heating element of your home. Without a good damper in place, you are going to be losing heat to your home. Heat can escape from the openings of your fireplace, and while some may have one in place, you may want to look into having a chimney top damper replacement, installation, or inspection. It’s absolutely important that you look at this because if you have one in place and it’s warped, or you do not have one in place correctly, you will end up losing heat, which translates into losing money on your bills.
Call a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep
The aforementioned services should not be done DIY. Do not assume that you can go to the hardware store and get this done, you will need to hire a professional that knows what they are doing, and get through the right elements moving forward. If you do not, you will end up with a serious problem that could end up causing damage to your home, and even cause health concerns to manifest. You do not want to deal with fumes, smoke, and worse of all, fire. If combustible elements are left alone, you could end up risking a lot more than just cosmetic issues.
At the end of the day, it’s imperative that you hire a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Certified Chimney Sweep like Lou Curley at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service. I help homeowners with their dryer vent cleaning and everything to do with their chimney, fireplace, or flue on a daily basis. Make sure to call me at 610-626-2439 to schedule a chimney inspection every few months, or at least once or twice per year, and you will end up with a positive result overall.