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Don’t Get Stuck without a Safe Chimney This Winter

You wouldn’t drive your car for years without getting an oil change and general maintenance services. So why would you light a fire in your fireplace without having your chimney cleaned and inspected? This service is important for purposes of comfort, but more importantly, for the safety of your home.

Before winter comes, schedule a chimney inspection and cleaning so that your home is as safe as possible. Call us for more information and learn more here.

Why Schedule an Inspection

An inspection can reveal some major issues with your chimney that you would not know about otherwise. Chimneys can develop structural issues that put your home at a greater risk.

When the masonry of a chimney is asymmetrical, many people choose to see it as charming. Older homes that have retained a vintage look and feel are in high demand, but uneven bricks and cracks and holes in the masonry are a bigger deal than you might think.

If a fire were to start in your chimney, it could easily spread to the outside of the home with any gaps in the masonry. You need an inspection to find out whether your chimney is in need of some repairs or major renovation before you can use it safely.

Why You Need a Pro Chimney Sweep

You should always hire a professional chimney sweep for your annual inspections. That’s because they are able to recognize problems and they know the standard procedures when it comes to inspections.

In addition, your chimney should also be cleaned each and every year. With annual chimney sweeping, your chimney is cleared of debris and creosote, a flammable substance that makes chimney fires more likely. Don’t put your family’s well-being at risk!

Call 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. for professional chimney sweeping and inspections in St. Paul, MN.

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