Most homeowners choose to wait until fall to hire us for a chimney inspection and cleaning. While it’s always a good idea to have the chimney swept and inspected before that first fire of the season, there are a few advantages of having it done earlier in the year. Let’s take a look at several great reasons to hire us during the spring instead of waiting till the onset of fall or winter.
The fall and winter months are very busy here at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service. We hired another CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep last year to ensure that we can take care of all of our loyal clients. Sometimes we have to schedule cleanings and inspections 30 to 45 days in advance if someone calls for a fall or winter appointment. Spring and summer is much slower and we’re generally able to work new appointments in within a few days.
It’s Better for the Chimney
Creosote continues to damage the flue as long as it touches it. The combination of soot and water creates acids that deteriorate mortar joints and cause damage to the structure of the chimney. Cleaning the chimney and flue at the end of the burning season prevents damage due to the corrosive nature of creosote and soot.
Rain and high humidity create a moist atmosphere in the chimney and fireplace. The moisture mixes with the creosote and soot, and creates a very bad odor that permeates your home over time. Cleaning the chimney and flue early in the spring prevents the normal fireplace odor.
Imagine discovering that your flue needs to be relined or the chimney is in need of repair just days before you expect to need to build a fire. That situation doesn’t arise very often, but it becomes stressful very quickly when it does. The earlier we discover potential problems, the sooner we can repair them.
Who doesn’t like to save money on regular home maintenance? We offer monthly discounts on certain aspects of chimney maintenance throughout most of the spring and summer months. Look for our Father’s Day special in June, and $20 to $25 off of select services throughout the spring and summer.
Many homeowners don’t really think about having the chimney, flue, or fireplace cleaned until fall or winter. Now you see why we recommend scheduling it earlier in the year to lock in the best price, the best timeframe, and the timeliest repairs if needed. You can rely on the services of Lou Curley’s Chimney Service for all of your chimney and dryer vent cleaning needs in Drexel Hill and the surrounding areas. We’re a locally owned and operated business, and we pride ourselves in providing top notch chimney services in Delaware County and the Springfield area. Call us at 610-626-2439 to schedule an appointment with one of our CSIA certified technicians.