If you haven’t had the time to have your chimney cleaned and inspected, now it the time to get it done. After all, you are going to want to use your fireplace this holiday season, and you will want to ensure that it is safe and ready to go. Plus, we know that you want to start your new year off on the right foot, by having all these chores completed, so you can sit back and enjoy life.
A clean chimney begins with you calling a professional chimney sweep to clean your chimney. We recommend calling a professional who is certified and has been in business for a while, instead of one who could potentially be a fly by the night chimney sweep who has no idea what they are doing.
Your chimney cleaning will begin with the professional clearing all the creosote from your chimney. The creosote needs to be removed, so that it does not continue to buildup and cause a chimney fire.
Once your chimney is clean, the professional will inspect your chimney for any damage. The damage could include an improperly working damper, a damaged liner, crumbling masonry, or a missing or damaged chimney cap.
If your damper is not working properly, you could end up paying more for your energy bills, if it is stuck in the open position. If your damper is stuck in the closed position, you are taking a chance that smoke is going to billow back into your home.
If your chimney liner is damaged, it could cause a chimney fire and crumbling masonry could cause your chimney to collapse without notice. If your chimney cap is damaged or missing, it is not that serious, but you could end up with a lot of debris or animals inside your chimney. Therefore, we recommend having a new one installed.
Fireplace Safety and Chimney Inspections in Drexel Hill
Once all this work is completed, your chimney will be ready for a fire and you can begin to think about relaxing. We know that the holidays are a stressful time, but with this project completed, you will have gotten at least one thing checked off your never-ending to do list.
We have two CSIA Certified chimney sweeps standing by to assist you with your chimney needs. Give us a call at 610-626-2439 to schedule an appointment for a chimney inspection or cleaning. We provide chimney services throughout the Main Line region.