Your chimney’s health is probably the furthest thing from your mind during these hot, summer months. However, you want your chimney in good working condition come fall and winter. Regular chimney maintenance is essential to keeping your chimney running properly. We can’t express enough how important it is to have your chimney annually inspected and maintained by a certified professional. That’s why we want to give you some information on why it’s important that periodic chimney maintenance be performed by an experienced sweep.
Why is regular maintenance so important?
There are a few reasons why regular chimney maintenance is so critical. Chimney inspections can uncover a variety of maintenance issues, such as creosote buildup and clogs to larger issues like cracking masonry or missing leak protection. During a chimney inspection, if a maintenance issue is spotted, it can usually be remedied right away. This is important because unaddressed small maintenance issues quickly become larger issues. They are more costly, take a longer time to fix, and are potentially more hazardous to your family’s safety. Regular chimney maintenance also gives you peace of mind that your chimney will operate correctly and safely when you need it too this fall and winter.
How often should I have my chimney maintained?
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) both suggest annual chimney inspections and maintenance. This is because people usually use their chimney seasonally, therefore it makes sense to inspect and maintain your chimney seasonally. Although there is no set rule as to what time of year to schedule a chimney inspection, it makes sense to perform it during the off season when your chimney isn’t in use. However, if you notice any problems or issues with your chimney, schedule an appointment right away.
Who should maintain my chimney?
At Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions, giving you safe and flawless chimney service is our company’s hallmark. That’s why we believe that it is essential for all of our chimney sweeps to be certified by the CSIA. CSIA certification can only be obtained through rigorous training and testing related to the latest chimney maintenance and safety techniques. In addition to that, they also must develop a personal code of conduct regarding how to conduct business ethically. Only a CSIA certified chimney technician has the knowledge and experience to correctly identify and address all maintenance issues.
If you haven’t had your chimney maintained this year, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions. Our summer months are less busy than the winter and fall ones, meaning we have more flexibility with scheduling. Call us at 972-562-6851 or schedule an appointment with one of our chimney technicians online today.