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Cooler Weather Is Approaching: Is Your Chimney Prepared?

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.

Don’t wait until you notice problems with your chimney before scheduling services. Get your home prepared today by scheduling a chimney inspection and cleaning with a certified chimney sweep near you.

An Inspection Can Reveal Safety Issues

A chimney inspection may unveil cracks in the chimney flue, damaged masonry, moisture damage, blockage, excessive creosote buildup, or a problem with the chimney cap. Or, it may reveal that there are no safety issues with your chimney whatsoever. In any case, this service is worth the peace of mind you’ll have as a result. A chimney cannot operate safely if there are cracks or obstructions, and some repairs may even help to improve efficiency.

Routine Cleaning Protects You from Small Chimney Fires and Performance Issues

Another equally important part of any annual chimney service is a routine cleaning of the chimney flue and many accessible portions of the fireplace. A chimney sweep can help to reduce or eliminate creosote buildup, a major contributor to unexpected chimney fires. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that develops during the combustion process. While most byproducts vent out of the flue, water vapor causes this sticky substance to stay behind in the chimney, and an annual cleaning by a professional is the best method of removal.

Contact 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. today for an inspection and cleaning of your chimney and fireplace in Minneapolis, MN.

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