It is almost that time of year again! You grab your favorite blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, and add a few logs to the fire to get warm and cozy. But is your fireplace safe to use?
Chimney Sweeping is essential in maintaining a safe fireplace for your home. The National Fire Protection Association Standard says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
Even though you may not have used your fireplace much last year, you could still have nests or other debris from animals. Many of them, like birds and raccoons, like to make their home in your chimney.
Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires. A chimney sweep will remove soot and debris that are potential problems. Regular cleaning and upkeep will keep your family and home safer.
Besides cleaning your chimney during a sweep, you will also have your chimney structure checked for cracks, loose bricks, or leaks.
Chimney sweeps have top-of-the-line professional equipment. They will point out any potential hazards or problems that are found in your system. They will make sure that everything is in working order.
Before you throw the logs on the fire this winter, we here at Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service can make sure your fireplace is safe. We are CSIA Certified and provide chimney sweeping and cleaning. You can contact us to schedule your sweep today.