There is no better feeling than sitting around the fireplace with friends and family on a cold winter night. Your fireplace adds a warm and cozy touch to your home during the winter months. However, in the summer, your fireplace have the opposite effect. This is especially true if creosote and tar are causing unpleasant odors in your home. Don’t let a smelly chimney ruin your summer. At Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions, we want to help you get rid of a smelly chimney, and summer is the perfect time to get your chimney cleaned.

My Chimney Smells!Summer Sweeping to Reduce Smells and Remove Corrosive Buildup

Over the winter, continual use of your fireplace can cause buildups of creosote, tar, and ash in your chimney. If you allow creosote to build up for too long, it clogs your fireplace and lead to airflow issues for your chimney. Creosote buildup can also lead to a chimney fire that is impossible to put out. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) suggests getting your chimney inspected and swept at least once a year by a CSIA certified chimney technician to ensure top safety for everyone in your home.

Although creosote is a safety hazard, it also causes other issues. In the spring, when rain or condensation mixes with creosote and ash, it creates a challenging odor. It also creates a tar that corrodes and weakens your masonry. Weakened masonry is a issue that causes your chimney to crack, crumble, and not able to protect your home from heat transfer. Schedule your chimney sweeping in the summer can get rid of these odors and corrosive tar, and it also make your home more pleasant and safe.

Our Busy Season

Fall and winter months are very busy for chimney sweeps. Many people wait until the cooler months to get their annual chimney inspection. This means if we catch issues that needs to be fixed in the fall, we will be doing a lot of repairs too. Unfortunately, this also means that it is harder to schedule an appointment during this time. However, if you are proactive and schedule a sweeping in the summer, we are more flexible. Furthermore, if we find any issues, we can schedule repairs before the cool weather arrives. And your chimney will be ready when fall comes around.

You don’t have to live with a smelly chimney! Let the CSIA certified chimney sweeps at Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions clean your chimney today to give you peace of mind. Call us at 972-562-6851 or schedule an appointment with one of our chimney sweeps online today.