It’s the beginning of summer which probably means that your chimney is the last thing on your mind when it comes to home upkeep. However, this is precisely the time you should be thinking about it! Waiting until fall, or as we like to call it, “the busy season”, could result in your chimney inspection being far down the list behind other clients, delaying your first use for the season. Why is a chimney inspection important? Let’s break it down.
The importance of scheduling your chimney inspection is not only true for new homeowners. It’s also the case for those who have had their home for a while. Whether your chimney was used daily or even sparingly over the winter, now is the time to schedule your next inspection for these five reasons.
Did you recently purchase your home? Then scheduling a chimney inspection should be high on your list of to-dos once you take possession.
First, you may not have a record of its last inspection. Second, you don’t know if the previous owners practiced smart burning/used the right materials. Much of your chimney’s inner components are hidden in the recesses of the structure and will require an experienced company like Chimney Solutions to inspect properly.
Creosote build-up inside your chimney can lead to several issues. Creosote is a black substance that collects inside the walls of your chimney from normal use. Creosote can also build up faster if you burn routinely burn unseasoned wood.
Creosote is a highly flammable substance. This is a recipe for disaster when combined with the first fire of the season. During your inspection, your Chimney Solutions technician will remove this buildup while also determining if it’s a result of the natural burn process, or indicative of another issue like a damaged damper.
Likewise, obstructions inside your chimney, while unbeknownst to you, can block the adequate venting of dangerous gasses and redirect them back into your home. Other damage high inside the chimney, such as a damaged liner or deteriorating masonry, can also be present but invisible to the naked eye. If left untreated, these can lead to the complete deterioration of the chimney structure over time. Timely inspections can help identify these problems before they lead.
Have you read your homeowner’s insurance policy lately? Many list regular inspections as a requirement for payout for chimney repairs in the event of damage to the chimney or your home. Not many are aware of clauses like these, so it pays to be on top of inspections.
While you are planning your summer flowerbeds, prepping the backyard pool for opening day, and enjoying the beautiful weather, schedule your chimney inspection. Get ahead of the curve by getting it looked at now, that way there is ample time for any repairs that be needed. Contact the team here at Chimney Solutions, LLC at 317-757-6979 or fill out our website contact form here.
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.
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! >>