It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Chimney Swept Before Winter

Even though it feels like just yesterday you were enjoying the last lazy days of summer, the holiday season is almost here. Time can pass quickly, especially when your fall calendar has been packed full of things to do. You may have forgotten to schedule an appointment to have your chimney professionally swept and inspected. This may cause concerns about using your fireplace during the holidays. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend having this professional chimney maintenance done before lighting the first winter fire.

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Chimney Swept Before Winter - Greer SC - Chim ChereeChim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists would like to put your mind at ease. We want you know that it’s too late to get your chimney serviced before winter! While our calendar is busy, we can still find a time that works for us both for us.  Our priority is making sure your fireplace and chimney will work efficiently and safely during the winter season. We would like to tell you how our professional chimney sweeping and inspection service can prevent hazardous situations.

Prevent chimney fires.

The most important reason for having your chimney professionally swept has to do with creosote. Creosote is a natural compound that forms during the combustion process of burning wood. This compound sticks to the inner walls of your chimney and accumulates into deposits that can become hazardous. If the internal temperature of your flue gets hot enough, creosote can ignite into flames. These creosote deposits are so flammable that the CSIA has named it as a leading cause of chimney fires. Our certified chimney sweeps will make sure to remove every bit of creosote from the inside of your chimney. So, now you won’t have to worry about the possibility of a chimney fire upsetting your holidays this year.

Avoid carbon monoxide leaks.

When Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists inspect your chimney, we are looking for anything that could cause potential problems and dangers. We make sure nothing is blocking the flue. A blockage of debris can force toxic combustion gases like carbon monoxide back into your home. If we find any blockages, we will remove the debris to make your chimney vent safely. Our chimney experts will also be on the lookout for cracks and gaps in the liner. These could also lead to carbon monoxide leaks. You can trust us to pinpoint any type of damage that could be a safety hazard. In addition, we will provide you with a written estimate of the repairs needed to correct the issue. Your safety is always our top priority.

It is not too late to have your chimney swept and inspected before the arrival of winter. Contact us at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists today to schedule an appointment for our chimney maintenance services!

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