With summer fast approaching, now is the time to schedule your annual chimney sweep and inspection. However, before Chimney Solutions Indiana arrives at your home this year, there are a few steps that you will want to have already completed. Preparing for your chimney inspection and sweeping takes time, so today we’re going to break down the six steps you’ll want to do before we get there.
The first thing you’ll need to do when preparing for your chimney inspection and cleaning is to stop using your fireplace. If our team is supposed to arrive on a Monday, don’t use your fireplace at all on Sunday. A 24-hour window will allow all components to cool off sufficiently so that our technicians can do their job.
In some ways, this is a two-part step. The first thing you’ll want to do while preparing for your chimney inspection and cleaning is to have a plan for your pets. Since we’re “invaders” entering their space, some may not appreciate that. Others may be eager to make a new friend. In both cases, they should be kept clear of the living space we are working in to protect their health.
Second, let your kids know we are coming. Again, we want to protect their health just like your four-legged friends. Keeping your kids in another room or letting them play outside is best.
Both the inside and outside of your home should have a clear path for our teams to access your fireplace and chimney. Move any vehicles and yard accessories. If necessary, move your patio furniture as well. On the inside, remove the grate, tools, and small items near your mantle so that our technicians can easily reach the fireplace.
We know that many homeowners like to keep important items prominently displayed on their mantles. However, to protect those valuables, it’s a great idea to move them off of them while preparing for your chimney inspection and cleaning.
Likewise, nearby furniture should either be moved or covered in large drop cloths. While our team will take every precaution to protect your home, there is always a remote chance that ash or soot could make its way out of the firebox. A bit of precaution here can save major headaches.
Finally, don’t hesitate to ask questions. Preparing for your chimney inspection and cleaning will undoubtedly reveal questions you haven’t thought about with your fireplace.
Rather than try to remember all of them, write them down now so that you can ask our team when they arrive at your home.
As warm weather draws closer, more and more homeowners will start scheduling their annual sweep and inspection. While there is plenty of time between now and fall, don’t wait too long. The sooner you book, the faster we can address any unexpected issues so that you’re ready to use it during the end of the year.
Are you ready to schedule your sweep with our team? Then give Chimney Solutions Indiana a call at 317-757-6979 or send us a request for your next sweep and inspection.
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! >>