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Schedule an Early Chimney Sweeping

Summer is here! Have you started thinking about your annual chimney sweeping and inspection? The answer, most likely, is absolutely not. The sun is shining and temperatures are soaring, and lighting a fire is likely the farthest thing from your mind. Thinking about your chimney sweeping and inspection right now, however, isn’t such a crazy thought. In fact, there are several reasons you should be thinking about scheduling an early chimney sweeping.

Beat the Rush

One of the top reasons to schedule your chimney sweeping early is that you’ll beat the rush! Most homeowners know that keeping their home safe from the dangers of a chimney fire or carbon monoxide poisoning means having their chimney swept and inspected at least once per year. For most people, that means calling their chimney sweep when summer vacation ends, the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop. When you wait until the fall, you’ll be contesting with everyone else to get your sweep to schedule an appointment. Scheduling now means you won’t have to wait to have your chimney swept, you will be able to find an appointment time that better suits your schedule and you won’t risk delaying your first fire while you wait for the chimney sweep to fit you into his or her schedule.

Protect Your Chimney and Fireplace

Believe it or not, an early sweeping is actually better for your fireplace and chimney system. That’s because the byproducts of combustion, whether you’re burning wood or gas, is corrosive. Leaving soot or creosote on the insides of your hearth appliance and your chimney all summer gives those corrosive byproducts the opportunity to deteriorate your fireplace components and your chimney liner. By having your chimney and fireplace cleaned as soon as the fire-burning season is over, you remove those damaging byproducts from the surfaces of your fireplace and chimney before they can cause additional damage.

Have Time for Repairs

Homeowners get used to the quick routine of fireplace sweeping and inspection. The chimney sweep cleans the fireplace, gives you the OK to operate the fireplace for the next season and goes on his way. But what about when something goes wrong? Will you have time to fix any problems before the fall? Summer sweepings and inspections leave plenty of time for unanticipated chimney repairs. You can also plan for improvements so your chimney and fireplace are ready to use as soon as temperatures drop.

Summer might be in full swing, but it’s not too soon to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection! Beat the rush and call Your Chimney Sweep to schedule your annual chimney maintenance today!

By Joe Sauter on June 28th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Schedule a Chimney Sweeping for the New Year

Have you made your New Year’s resolution? For many homeowners, having a cleaner home and staying on top of home maintenance top their resolution lists. Here is why you should schedule a chimney sweeping for the new year.

Stay on Top of Home Maintenance

Many homeowners feel lost under a mountain of home maintenance to-dos. If you’re looking to up your home-maintenance game, schedule a chimney sweeping and inspection! All chimneys and fireplaces should be cleaned and inspected at least once per year to keep home’s safe from the risk of a chimney fire and to lower the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. However, this is one home-maintenance task you should leave to the professionals. All you have to do is call to make the appointment.

Keep Your Home Cleaner

A cleaner chimney and fireplace also means a cleaner home. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, a dirty chimney can cause smoke to back up into your home, leaving dust and small particles all over your furniture. A dirty chimney also can lead to unpleasant odors that can flow backward into your home, leaving your home smelling foul no matter how well you clean it. Scheduling a new year’s chimney cleaning can help to freshen your home and rid it of embarrassing odors in the new year.

Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Are you looking to lower your impact on the environment in the new year? Keeping your chimney and fireplace — and putting them to use — can help. A chimney sweeping and inspection helps to keep your fireplace running more efficiently, lowering your energy bills and lessening your carbon output. And when you use your fireplace more frequently, whether you’re burning clean natural gas or carbon-neutral wood or wood pellets, you’re doing your part to heat your home in a cleaner, more natural way.

Save Money

Year after year, saving money tops the list of most popular new year’s resolutions. Having your fireplace and chimney swept and inspected can help! First and foremost, a clean chimney and fireplace help the entire system run more efficiently. As an added bonus, when you use your fireplace more frequently, you can lower the thermostat for the rest of your home and concentrate your heating dollars on the rooms you spend the most time in, which can lower you home-heating bills dramatically.

If you’re moving forward on your new year’s resolution, let Your Chimney Sweep help! Call to schedule your new year’s chimney sweeping and inspection today!

By Joe Sauter on January 1st, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment