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Spring 2014

Why Spring Chimney Cleaning is Essential

Whether or not you adhere to your promises or not, everybody likes to discuss the spring cleaning that they are going to get around to once the final days of winter are fading into memory. If you really want to do a thorough job of spring cleaning, though, you cannot forget about your chimney. In fact, even if you lose a little of the fire in your belly, a thorough spring chimney cleaning is one of the tasks on your checklist that you really cannot afford to let slide. Here is some information to consider that should convince you of why professional chimney cleaning in the spring is so essential. Contact a member of our team today if you have any further questions.

First of all, homeowners that use their fireplace throughout the fall and winter months love to talk about getting their chimney ready for the heating season. Just what type of shape, though, do you think that your chimney is in after months of burning wood? Even if you are not planning on using your fireplace for the next few months, do you really think that it is wise to delay your chimney cleaning until the end of summer? After all, all of that creosote lining your chimney is not going to get rid of itself, and it certainly should not be left to dry out over the summer months. Creosote is a natural by–product of burning wood, and it can lead to serious fire hazards during the summer if you do nothing about it after a long, cold winter of fireplace usage. Call us today to ensure that you have nothing to worry about, even if your chimney and fireplace are in the offseason.

Another reason to schedule chimney cleaning in the spring is the fact that some critters may have made a home in there during the winter months. Obviously our furry friends like to keep warm in the winter, just the same as we do. Well, your chimney can offer a great heat source when the weather outside is frightful. If you are not planning on using your fireplace for a while, you don’t want your winter visitors setting up any further than they already have within the confines of your chimney.

Your indoor air quality can benefit from scheduling a professional chimney cleaning at the beginning of the spring season. When the sun begins to shine and plants begin to bloom, many homeowners will find themselves suffering with the allergy symptoms that come along with the time of year. Why let your settling chimney dust and debris add to the problem? When you schedule service with our experienced chimney sweeps, you won’t have to worry about such problems.

The bottom line is that a professional spring chimney sweeping can make your home a safer, cleaner place to live. Do not let the warmer weather lull you into thinking that you have no reason to fret over your chimney at the current time. Give us a call today, and let us ensure that your chimney is spic and span throughout the warmer time of the year and into the winter months.