Warmer weather is on the way, which means it is time to start your spring cleaning routine. Since fireplace season is ending, spring is the best time to schedule your annual professional chimney sweeping and inspection. Not only will these services ensure your chimney did not suffer any winter-related damage, but a chimney sweeping in the spring will prevent unpleasant odors invading your home from the chimney through the fireplace. The humidity in the warm summer months can cause any accumulated creosote and soot in your chimney to release a smoky, almost tar-like smell, which can be blown into your home by backdrafts. The best way to be sure you will not be affected by these stinky scents is to have your chimney professionally cleaned. All Seasons Chimney is proud to offer professional chimney sweeping services from our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps, and we would like to advise you that you will have an easier time scheduling this appointment on the date that is most convenient for you in the spring.
Our busiest chimney sweeping season runs from September to December as most people tend to wait until the fall to get their chimneys ready to be used, but you can take care of this chimney maintenance task earlier so that your fireplace and chimney are ready to go in the fall. We would like to tell you more about why it is so important to have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year.
Creosote can cause all sorts of problems in your chimney. The CSIA claims that this natural compound is the leading cause of chimney fires because it is so flammable. Creosote forms during the combustion process of burning wood and sticks to the internal walls of your chimney. This residue can accumulate into large deposits that can easily ignite if the temperature inside your chimney reaches a high enough point. Not only does creosote create a fire hazard, but it is also responsible for creating unpleasant odors. During the humid months of the summer, these odors can get very strong and can invade your home from the chimney through the fireplace. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps from All Seasons Chimney take care to remove every bit of accumulated creosote from the interior walls of your chimney to reduce your risks of experiencing a chimney fire and of smelling its acrid scent.
After All Seasons Chimney sweeps your chimney, our CSIA-certified chimney technicians will then professionally inspect your chimney. We will look closely at the condition of the interior and exterior of your chimney to be sure your chimney has not suffered from winter-related chimney damage that could make your fireplace unsafe to use. We will also check to see if your chimney contains any blockages that could force smoke and carbon monoxide into your home. Our top priority when performing these chimney maintenance services is your safety.
Keep your home smelling sweet this summer by having your chimney professionally swept and inspected this spring. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment for these important chimney maintenance services.