Make Chimney Maintenance Your First Step to Enjoying the Cooler Months
Fall signals sadness for some folks because it marks the end of summer pool parties, barbecues, and weekends at the lake water skiing and boating. But it also ushers in a new beginning of fun: high school football games, hay rides, and times to stay in for game night, movie night, and cozy suppers. Whether you are opting for indoor fun or coming in from the crisp and chilly outdoors, a lit fireplace always makes a home feel more welcome. So take the time now before you want to use your fireplace for chimney maintenance.
Do You Know When Your Chimney Was Last Cleaned?
When was the last time you had your chimney cleaned or inspected? If your answer ranges from one year ago to never, then it’s time for maintenance. For your safety, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) urges homeowners to invest in annual maintenance. Whether you burn wood or gas, your chimney still needs service. Gas fireplaces are popular because they burn more efficiently and cleanly than wood, but dirt, debris, and blockages can still turn up in a gas fireplace chimney. You’ll want to make sure that nothing is impeding the flow of gas out of your home.
With wood, of course, there is soot and creosote accumulation, along with foreign objects that may enter your chimney throughout the year. Things such as leaves, twigs, and animals can show up in your chimney. When you are hosting a post-game party in your home on a cool Saturday night, the last thing you need to find when you light a fire is that a bird built a nest in your chimney the previous spring!
What You Can Expect from Olde Towne Chimney
Chimney maintenance can encompass anything from a top to bottom sweeping to repairs. A video inspection will help us to know. We use a camera to perform one of three levels of inspection that determine any buildup, blockages, and breakages happening inside of your chimney. We will show you the results, and form a plan with you for your chimney maintenance. We keep your home clean while we do our work, and our work is performed by CSIA trained and certified technicians. We are also certified through the National Fireplace Institute and are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.
Contact Olde Towne Chimney today. Fill out our online scheduling form, and we will respond as soon as possible. Also, you can call us at 812-284-0123. We are trained, we are reliable, and we can take care of all your fireplace and chimney needs.