Spring is officially upon us and many homeowners are putting their fireplaces to rest until colder temperatures come back around this fall. Now, most assume that since they aren’t building fires any time soon, they can just put chimney maintenance on the back burner for a few months. In reality, this can lead to quite a few issues.
After months of use, chimney cleaning is always a smart investment that will keep your system standing strong in the years ahead. Book your appointment with our CSIA certified crew today. It’s a choice you will not regret.
Dangers Of Buildup
So, why is it so important to clear out that excess debris and buildup? Well, for one thing, it can lead to some pretty dangerous scenarios. If you think you might light up a fire on a cold or rainy night this summer, you will definitely want to ensure all of your wintertime creosote is cleared out.
Creosote is dangerous because it is highly flammable in nature. It could easily ignite and send flames up and throughout your flue and chimney, and this would cause all kinds of damage. It will break down your brickwork and mortar, leaving gaps and openings through which stray flames and carbon monoxide could easily escape into your home.
Too much debris can also cause clogs and obstructions, which will keep your system from venting properly. This lowers efficiency, making it hard to light and maintain fires, and it could cause harmful fumes and smoke to back up into your home, as well.
Worried about animals blocking things up? Birds, squirrels, and other critters can easily work their way into your flue, but here at Lou Curley’s, we can get them out, then install a chimney cap to keep them away for good.
Our Team Is Eager To Help
No matter what types of chimney problems you are experiencing, the team at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service is ready and eager to help you out. Our sweeps are certified with the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE, and we are certain we can tackle just about any issue you throw our way.
We are also the preferred company for many HVAC contractors, and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have a long list of satisfied customers all throughout Delaware County, and we love that we can keep homeowners in the area happier, more comfortable, and as safe as possible.
Give us a call today, and we can set up an appointment time that works well for you.