We’re certain you’re eager to put your fireplace to use this winter, but investing in appropriate care before doing so is a must! Neglecting annual inspections, regular sweepings, and necessary repair work can put your home and family at serious risk, and you could easily wind up with poor heat output, smoke back-up, and more frustrating issues, as well. All this hassle can put a damper on everyone’s holiday spirit in a hurry, so take action now to avoid any problems down the line.

CSIA logoNot sure what company to turn to for help? Why not rely on us? Our experts are certified with the CSIA, and we are CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians, as well. To top it off, our owner, Lou Curley, is Pennsylvania’s only CSIA Certified Master Sweep! We’ll have you covered every step of the way.

Why is a CSIA certification so important? A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep will have undergone extensive training, and they must study for and pass an extensive exam before receiving their qualifications. All in all, when your sweep is associated with this reputable nonprofit organization, you can rest easier because they are certain to know your fireplace and chimney inside and out.

Let’s get you set up right soon. Give us a call today.

The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide

Now, a major reason why it is vital to invest in care from an expert is because of the threat of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a harmful gas that is nearly impossible to detect, and exposure to it leads to hundreds of deaths every single year. It has no color, so spotting it in your home isn’t an option, and unlike some gases that have an obvious rotten egg smell, carbon monoxide also produces no scent. Needless to say, avoiding its presence at all costs is a must!

One of the most effective things you can do to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home is to hire a qualified professional to regularly service and inspect your appliances. Anything from a clogged chimney to an incorrectly installed fireplace, plus a hundred things in between can lead to dangerous gases entering your home, but our team is equipped to offer the preventative care you need.

We can also check for any obstructions, as well as any cracks, gaps, or holes that may leave your household vulnerable. We know where to look, what to watch out for, and how to fix any problems that come our way. If you’re ready to invest in the care and personal attention you deserve, then reach out to our team today!

The Threat Of House Fires

Another major risk involved in avoiding professional attention is the likelihood of experiencing a house fire. There are multiple reasons that one might occur, but let’s start with one of the more common ones – creosote accumulation.

As you light fires in your fireplace, creosote forms along the interior walls of your chimney. It can either be flaky, sticky, or glossy, but no matter what form it takes it is dangerous and flammable. The more you have, the higher your chances are of experiencing a chimney fire, which will cause extensive damage throughout your structure. These issues will be time-consuming and costly to fix, and ignoring them will create even bigger headaches down the line in the form of gas leaks or – you guessed it – house fires.

While creosote is a major cause of chimney damage, this isn’t the only way holes and decay can form in your structure. There are a lot of things that can cause your structure to deteriorate, such as bad weather, water penetration, pest infestation, and more. The more it breaks down, the more likely it is for flames to enter your home. Finding the root of the issue and resolving it is essential to preventing deterioration which could lead to a house fire.

At Lou Curley’s Chimney Service, we take your safety seriously, and we would love to help you out with every step of this process. The time to reach out is now!

Don’t Always Trust An Easy Fix!

Is there a company out there offering you a cheap, quick and easy fix for all of your chimney-related woes? It may seem like a no-brainer to go with the company that offers the lowest prices and the fastest results, but in the chimney industry, this kind of offer should actually raise a red flag or two. When hiring an expert, you want a crew that will do the job thoroughly and carefully without cutting corners or taking shortcuts. This guarantees that nothing gets missed, and you won’t be left with any hidden damages that could threaten your home.

Ready for the best care possible? On top of our CSIA certification, we hold certifications with both the NFI and the FIRE, and we are also members of the NCSG, the HPBA, the MAHPBA, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps. We’ve won multiple awards, received countless 5-star reviews, and we have an A+ rating with the BBB. Our high reputation speaks for itself!

Due to a busy time of year, it may be a few weeks before we can get you booked, but we urge you to hold out for our technicians – we’re worth the wait! Give us a call today.