Now Is the Perfect Time for a Chimney Inspection

As we head into spring, it is time to start organizing our home maintenance and cleaning plans. The beginning of spring gives us the perfect opportunity to take care of annual maintenance responsibilities, including having our chimneys professionally swept and inspected. Since 1978, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists has provided these services to the residents of Upstate South Carolina. We would like to tell you more about why these chimney maintenance tasks are so important.

Why do I need to have my chimney professionally swept and inspected every year?

Many national fire safety organizations like the CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that homeowners schedule this professional chimney maintenance appointment every year to make sure their fireplace and venting system is working efficiently and safely. Your chimney needs an annual sweeping to have all of the creosote removed from its inner walls. The inspection is important to ensure there is no damage or other problem that could cause problems. These services help to avoid the risk of chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks.

What can I expect from a chimney maintenance service appointment with Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists?

The first thing our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will do is protect the area around your fireplace. We lay down drop cloths and set up a high-powered vacuum. We then will use rotating brushes on rods and other specialized tools to remove all creosote and soot. In addition, we check for blockages from leaves, sticks, and other debris. Blockages cause drafting and other exhaust problems. Next, we will then inspect the exterior of your chimney to see if there is any damage or deterioration to your masonry. Masonry damage could allow leaking and other problematic issues. Finally, if we find any damaged masonry, we will provide you with pictures of the damage and a written estimate.

Spring is the perfect time to schedule your annual chimney inspection appointment. Contact us for any of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs.

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