The sun is shining, your windows are wide open, and the birds are chirping. Spring is finally in the air! The fresh air coming into your house from the outside is going to make you want to do some spring cleaning, so that everything inside your home smells fresh, just like the outdoors.
You will probably find yourself washing your curtains, deep-cleaning your rugs, and scrubbing every surface in your home. However, have you thought about your chimney and fireplace?
Your chimney and fireplace are going to need a deep-cleaning as well, after the long cold winter. After all, it worked hard removing the smoke from your home as the fire burned day after day. The inside of your chimney is going to be filled with creosote, which can become a fire hazard over time. We recommend that you hire a professional to remove all that creosote and to perform an inspection of your chimney to make sure that there is no damage that needs to be fixed.
A professional chimney can clean your chimney fairly quickly and remove all the creosote as well as any blockages inside your chimney that you do not know about. Sometimes small animals build nests inside chimneys and you may not notice it, especially if the smoke is still exiting the chimney. The one thing that you would notice from the blockage is a bad smell, which would get worse over the course of the summer months as the temperatures continue to rise.
Once your professional chimney sweep is finished cleaning your chimney, they will perform an inspection to check for loose or damaged bricks, damaged or missing chimney caps, water damage, and anything else that could cause significant damage to your chimney or house. If they find any damage that need to be repaired, you will be better off having it completed during the summer months, when the weather is nicer.
Cleaning your chimney during the spring when you are completing the rest of your spring cleaning, will ensure that your house is as clean and fresh as possible. There will be no lingering odors that will get worse as the summer goes on and you won’t have to worry about when you are going to find time to have your chimney cleaned as you are having fun with family and friends. Your chimney will be ready for the fall and the winter and will be waiting for its first fire of the season.
Call us at 610-626-2439 for an appointment for a consultation. Our CSIA certified chimney sweeps will take care of all of your chimney needs and have the chimney and fireplace ready for use when fall settles back into the area.