In the dead heat of summer the last thing on a homeowner’s mind is starting a roaring fire in their fireplace. However, fall is upon us and it won’t be long until the weather catches on. Before you know it, we will all be enjoying cooler evening temperatures that will inspire many to gather together around a cozy fire. However, before you fire up the logs, play it safe and plan for a chimney cleaning. Also, consider that your chimney is not the only thing to clean in preparation for heating season.
Furnaces, water heaters and gas appliances also have flues that vent to the outside. They can become clogged with debris or damaged which can affect their venting efficiency. This can pose dangerous possibilities. So when homeowners call out chimney cleaning experts, be sure to get every flue inspected and cleaned.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America advises all homeowners to perform annual routine inspections and maintenance on any components designed to vent gases from the home. Dirty chimneys and flues raise the risk of fires and toxic gas build up.
Homeowners snuggling around the warmth of their fireplace may not realize a dangerous fire has erupted within their chimney flue. Neighbors may not see the tips of flames shooting forth from the top of the chimney. Often, it is simply too late when a homeowner recognizes they have a chimney fire. Pressure, heat and gases can build up quickly, resulting in an explosive situation that rapidly gets out of hand. The good news is that chimney fires are preventable when the right approach to inspection and maintenance is taken.
To schedule your own inspection, please contact us. Our skilled teams have been providing quality service with the latest technologies and methods for more than thirty years. We offer complete services for your chimney cleaning in Beverly Hills, CA. as well as professional repairs of masonry, ceramic flues, stainless steel components and the latest state-of-the-art heating systems.