Fall is finally here, which means the nights are getting cooler and soon you’ll be able to lounge in front of the fire of your fireplace. But are your fireplace and chimney ready for the fall and the long winter ahead? Make sure that these parts of your home are safe and efficient by following our tips. For more information, contact a local chimney sweep!
2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Archive for September, 2015
If you’re ready to sell your home, you know there’s a lot of work that leads up to the final transaction. Putting your home on the market involves selecting a real estate company to work with, staging your home for an open house, and boosting the curb appeal as well. You also have to disclose some important information about your home, and if there is a chimney on your property, the new buyer has a right to know about its condition.
Unless you’re a professional chimney sweep, it can be tough to tell if your chimney is in trouble. Chimneys don’t exactly make noise or show many other outward signs that they need repair. However, there are some ways to determine if you should replace your older chimney liner with a new one. Here is how you can tell that your chimney need relining services from a professional chimney technician.
We know how wonderful it can be to cozy up to the fireplace on a cold evening. We also know that safety is your number one priority, and using your chimney for the first time this upcoming season may be a little nerve-wracking. That’s why we’ve put together this list of safety tips we think every homeowner should keep in mind.
You take your car in for regular inspections and oil changes so that the unexpected repair need does not appear at a dangerous time: while you’re on the road. Similarly, regular maintenance of your chimney helps to ensure that performance and safety issues don’t pop up while you are using your fireplace or stove, when a chimney fire is a real concern for your home.
Nothing beats the feeling of warming up in front of a wood stove or fireplace in the wintertime. And as you’re getting warm and cozy in your living room, chances are that you aren’t really focused on the state of your chimney. Unfortunately, this can lead to some major safety hazards, which is why we recommend scheduling chimney cleaning before you use your chimney in the upcoming season.