With summer in full swing, most of us have absolutely no interest in starting a blaze in our fireplaces! However, because they are not being used now may be the perfect time to have your chimney swept!
Summer is often considered the “low season” for chimney sweeps. This year, beat the fall rush by scheduling your chimney sweeping during the summer! By scheduling your chimney sweeping appointment now you can be sure your chimney and fireplace are ready to go once fall arrives in a few months.
The importance of yearly chimney maintenance
Regular yearly maintenance is one of the best ways to extend the life of your chimney and ensure your fireplace burns safely year after year. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that homeowners have their chimneys swept and inspected at least once per year.
During a chimney sweeping, a CSIA certified chimney sweep will use brushes, brooms, and other tools to remove ash, soot, and creosote from the flue. Doing this can help your fireplace burn and vent more efficiently as well as reduce the risk of chimney fire. A chimney inspection may be performed at the same time; during a chimney inspection, the accessible portions of the exterior and interior of the chimney will be checked for signs of damage or deterioration.
Why schedule your chimney sweeping this summer
While it may seem like an odd time of year to have a chimney sweeping done, there are a number of benefits to summer chimney maintenance. Below are four reasons to schedule your chimney sweeping appointment now!
- Get an appointment that fits your schedule. In today’s hustle and bustle world, it can be hard getting service appointments that fit into your schedule. However, since this is our low season, it is easier than ever to schedule an appointment time that is convenient for you!
- Less waiting before services. Whether you’re waiting for a routine sweeping or are having an emergency repair done, there are often fewer waits before services during the summer. This is especially important if you are waiting to have certain masonry repairs, such as leak resolution, done.
- No waiting to use your chimney. If you wait to have your chimney swept until you’re ready to use it, you might find that it’s not ready when you are. Because so few homeowners use their fireplaces during the summer it makes it the perfect time to have repairs and maintenance done – your chimney gets cleaned and you don’t have to wait to use it!
- Think ahead and be ready for fall. Instead of waiting for fall to arrive before thinking about chimney maintenance, be proactive and get it done ahead of schedule. This will allow you to use your fireplace as soon as the first cold snap arrives – no waiting required.
Don’t wait until temperatures cool down to think about having your chimney swept. Instead, schedule your chimney sweeping appointment now to beat the rush and be ready for fall! Contact Pristine Sweeps today to set up your next appointment!