Now that the summer is here, chimney maintenance may be the furthest thing from your mind. Scheduling an annual chimney cleaning and inspection is crucial to protect your home from the risk of a house fire or carbon monoxide exposure. It can also protect your home from water damage caused by chimney leaks. While it may not seem like a priority, this is the best time of year to setup an appointment with a licensed and certified chimney sweep.
Dealing with a chimney fire or leaking chimney isn’t fun. Regular maintenance of your chimney is the best way to catch the underlying issues that can cause these problems that lead to expensive damage and put your home and loved ones at risk of a house fire. In the fall and winter, you’ll be glad that you found time, between your vacation and summer activities, to fit a cleaning into your schedule.
These are three of the top benefits of scheduling a chimney cleaning and inspection in the summer:
#1 – To Catch Chimney Problems Early
Though chimneys are built to be resilient, they are susceptible to many types of damage from broken flue liner tiles or warped linings from small chimney fires to corrosion from water intrusion. Water intrusion is an especially big problem during the summer because it is thunderstorm season. It can cause a wide range of additional problems. Catching these issues early can significantly reduce the cost for repairs. Another benefit of identifying any chimney problems in the summer time is that you’ll have more time to fix them before cold weather sets in.
#2 – Avoid Long Wait Times for Chimney Cleaning
Fall and winter are the seasons when chimney sweeps get the most calls for service. If you put off scheduling your cleaning until later in the year, you may have to wait long periods of time to get an appointment or accept an inconvenient time because the options are limited. By scheduling a cleaning and inspection during the slow season, you can cut out the long wait time and have your pick of convenient appointment times.
#3 – Prepare Chimney for Cold Weather
Preparing your chimney for a new burning season by scheduling a cleaning during the summer can ensure you won’t have to go without your fireplace on chilly winter nights. If you are used to only calling on a chimney technician when you notice a problem or waiting until the fall or winter for a chimney cleaning, you know that it can prevent you from using your chimney for significant stretches of time during cold weather. You can avoid this by taking care of your chimney during the summer.
You don’t have wait until cold weather sets in or you notice strange smells or smoke coming from your chimney to call on a professional chimney sweep. Many chimney problems can be detected early through a cleaning and inspection. Only reaching out to a chimney technician when you need urgent repairs can lead to expensive bills. The earlier you catch a problem, the less you’ll have to pay to fix it in most cases.
Call on Chimney Solutions Indiana today to set up a chimney cleaning and inspection! All of our technicians have been trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) so that they can provide the best service to you.