When is the best time to get your car’s oil changed? The answer can vary, depending on how many miles you drive per week and when you last took it in for servicing. Many of our home and auto decisions are like that too, with one major exception: your fireplace system. Let’s look at a few reasons why summer is the best time for chimney maintenance.
Let’s use the car analogy one more time. Have you ever known someone who waited far too long between oil changes (or perhaps did so yourself)? This can lead to other problems with your vehicle including critical engine damage.
Likewise, Hoosier winters can be rough. There may be damage to your chimney already present, such as spalling bricks, missing or rusted components, or even structural damage. Fixing those now can help mitigate larger problems later.
As a slight extension of that last comment, snow and ice can cause damage. But chimney maintenance also helps prevent additional summertime damage from torrential rain storms. Masonry materials are porous.
Now is the time to waterproof your chimney (after, of course, repairing winter damage) so that you don’t incur additional problems from a heavy rainstorm.
For many, this statement is a given. Many prefer warmer weather over the colder months. However, while we may agree with the sentiment, what we’re referring to is the needed temperature for masonry materials to cure properly. Everything from cement for your crown to mortar for your brick will require a warmer temperature to set. If you wait for chimney maintenance until the fall, some of your repairs may not cure correctly.
This is a two-fold statement. One, if you wait until fall for your chimney maintenance, you may find yourself on a waiting list. Two, if your chimney requires extensive repairs, there is no better example than this as to why summer is the best time for chimney maintenance.
While unlikely, your chimney could need an entire rebuilding instead of a minor repair. This takes time, and scheduling an appointment with Chimney Solutions Indiana now ensures there is sufficient time for everything to be completed before fall.
And speaking of fall, this is our final reason to schedule chimney maintenance in the summer.
Once the water turns colder, you’re going to want to use your chimney right away. If you do so before having it inspected, it can cause health and safety concerns. It may even lead to a major carbon monoxide problem with your chimney.
With summer quickly approaching the halfway point, don’t get caught waiting for service this fall when everyone else is scheduling appointments. Instead, get ahead of the crowd and schedule your next chimney maintenance appointment today with our team. We’ll sweep, inspect, and make repair recommendations. Plus, we can complete the fixes before fall shows up.
Ready to get started? Then call Chimney Solutions Indiana at 317-757-6979 or request an appointment via our contact form.
Our Service Area
If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area. See a complete list of zip codes, cities, and towns that we serve in Marion County and beyond >>
We believe that education and ongoing training is important, which is why we continuously invest in ourselves and our team to deliver better service to you. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) – certified and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so whenever advancements are made within the industry, we’re among the first to know about it. When you work with Chimney Solutions, you can expect the latest information and the most advanced services and techniques. We strive to exceed expectations on every job from a routine chimney sweep and chimney cleaning to a full chimney restoration.
We’re committed to providing the best service possible and look forward to serving you and your family, year after year. Call 317-757-6979 to get started! >>