After a long, cold winter, your chimney and fireplace would have served its purpose and kept you nice and warm. However, now with the freshness of spring you want to enjoy the clean air both inside and outside the house. One of the first steps to ensure that you truly have fresh air inside is to clean your chimney and fireplace to get rid of the smoke. This is important since chimneys mostly get dirty and smelly when they are used, and they are mostly used in the winter.
Four reasons to consider getting your chimney clean and inspected in the spring are:
- Once used, there tend to be a buildup of creosote in chimneys. This substance can be deadly and lead to chimney fires, so it is important to remove creosote as soon as possible. The odor from this acidic substance will also detract from the freshness of your home. Fireplace odors tend to get worse as the months become warmer. During the warmer months, moisture can react with the creosote and degrade the masonry in your chimney. This can cause costly repairs to the chimney and flute. For these reasons, spring maintenance and cleaning of fireplaces and chimneys make sense.
- Many homeowners tend to schedule chimney maintenance in the fall, so you are more likely to get an appointment at a date and time that is convenient to you.
- An early maintenance will find potential issues so that you have time to get them repaired before winter rolls around again. During the winter months anything could have gone wrong resulting from rain, snow and ice, so finding these problems early with an inspection is a good idea. This also gives you enough time to budget for any repairs that may be needed.
- The joy and comfort of a clean living space is not only healthier, but contributes to your well-being and the enjoyment of your home.
Even before winter has ended, you should go ahead and schedule your chimney maintenance and cleaning for the spring. Scheduling before you need the work done will ensure that you can easily get a spot, especially if your sweep is normally booked out during this time of the year. Early booking may also mean that you get a discount, and everyone loves a bargain. You want to protect the value and look of your home, and a chimney in good condition is one way to do this.
Give us a call at 610-626-2439 if Lou Curley’s Chimney Service can assist you with your chimney needs this year. Make sure to schedule your post-winter chimney inspection and cleaning by spring so we can get you on the schedule. Don’t wait until the end of summer, because that’s when our rush starts. Plan early and get it over with early.