Start Off the Summer with a Professional Chimney Inspection

Warmer weather is here, which means it is time to close down your fireplace and chimney for the summer. Take the time for your chimney maintenance tasks now! This means you will be ready to light the first fire of the fall as soon as you wish. Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists always tells our customers to go ahead and start off the summer with a professional chimney sweeping and inspection. Since it is our off-season, you will be able to schedule this important appointment at your convenience.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend homeowners have these chimney maintenance services performed at least once a year. So, you will have already crossed this task off your fall to-do list when you schedule these services in the summer. We would like to tell you more about why you should consider these summer chimney services!

Why should I have my chimney professionally swept and inspected in the summer?

Here in Upstate South Carolina, we usually have mild winters. However, over the past several years, we have had at least one or two freezing spells each winter. The frigid temperatures can be rough on masonry chimneys. Have you noticed a few cracked, loose, or missing bricks from your chimney at the end of the winter? This type of chimney masonry damage is known as spalling. Unfortunately, it can lead to further deterioration. This being due to water being able to get into your chimney through the cracks and gaps.

One of the most important reasons to schedule your professional chimney inspection in the summer? To have any chimney masonry damaged repaired promptly to restore the soundness of the structure of your chimney. Over our 39 years of working on chimneys in the area, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists have seen chimneys that completely collapsed. All from neglecting to have spalling damage repaired at the end of winter!

Another good reason to have your chimney professionally inspected in the summer? Being able to schedule this maintenance appointment on the date that works the best for you. If you wait until the fall to contact us, you may have to wait several weeks before being able to schedule our services! This is because our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have a full calendar from September through December with appointments across Upstate South Carolina.

The CSIA recommends that you take care of these essential maintenance tasks before lighting the first fire of the year. If not, you run the risk of not having your fireplace ready to safely use by the holiday season if you put off making this appointment until the fall!

You can trust Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to make sure your chimney works safely and efficiently. Contact us to schedule an appointment today for your annual professional chimney maintenance services this summer before the fall rush.