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Why Should You Worry about Your Chimney and Fireplace When It’s Warm Out?

We know that in the summertime, few people have their chimneys on their minds. But if your chimney has issues that go ignored for too long, it can become a serious headache when winter arrives. When you take care of chimney problems or routine cleaning this summer, you can make things a lot easier for the rest of the year. Take a look at some examples.

Damper Issues

There’s a damper in your chimney that you can open up when you’re ready to use your chimney and close after your done. Sometimes, old age causes this damper to stick and fail to close back up (or open in the first place) when you need it.

Getting this fixed can immensely improve your home efficiency in the summer. It keeps heat from getting into the home and cool air from escaping when it is closed. And if it’s stuck in the closed position, you must be able to open it if you want to use your chimney in the winter.

Structural Damage

Damages to the outside of the chimney might not seem like things that ought to be fixed right away. But waiting too long to schedule repairs can put your home at risk. Masonry flaws are not as charming as they sometimes look. They may allow chimney fires to spread to the outside of the home quickly. Take care of these repairs in the spring or summer so that you don’t have to worry in the winter.

Chimney Cleaning

Having your chimney cleaned in the spring or summer helps to keep out pests and reduces the chances of a chimney fire. Harmful creosote deposits in the chimney can ignite easily, so it’s best to have this taken care of sooner rather than later.

2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. provides fireplace and chimney cleaning in St. Paul, MN. Call us today! 612.922.9600 or 1-888-PIXLEYS

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