With winter coming to an end, you may be curious about what you can do to make sure that the chimney is deep cleaned and ready to use come next cool season. If you’ve never scheduled chimney cleaning before due to this being your first home with a fireplace, you may be unsure about what you can do to get it ready for a deep cleaning.
Move Any Decorative Items Away
It’s likely that you have a lot of decorations near the fireplace, making them at risk of being damaged during the chimney cleaning. Clearing off the fireplace mantel and cleaning out any accessories near the chimney can allow the chimney cleaners do their job without any worries over anything being broken.
Clean Out the Fireplace Ahead of Time
If you still have firewood and ash inside the fireplace, it’s important that you take care to move out all the contents of the fireplace. Cleaning out the fireplace yourself can allow the professionals to focus on the chimney cleaning itself, helping to save time for the cleaning job, as well as potentially saving you money.
Lay Down Tarps Near the Chimney
Chimney cleaning can be quite messy, especially if it hasn’t been cleaned in a long time. If this is the case, you might want to take preventive measures to ensure that the area around the chimney doesn’t get dirty. Laying down tarps around the chimney is a great idea if you have carpeting in the home since it can prevent soot from spreading and allow the cleaners to do their job.
Contact us if you’re curious about what else you can do to prepare for the arrival of cleaners. By knowing how to get started with cleaning your fireplace and getting the chimney ready for cleaning, you can have the reassurance that the cleaning will be done smoothly.