One of the best times to notice the need for home remodeling and improvement is during the summer. Not only is the weather hospitable to making repairs, but they are often easier to spot as well.
Naturally, there are many things to focus on after the long winter months. One great place to start is with your roof-line and chimney. These items can go through quite a lot of abuse over the winter months, which makes summer the perfect time to repair them.
For those with a fireplace, it is always suggested that you have an inspector come out to look at your chimney at the beginning and the end of the season. This is also something you should have cleaned and the flue checked after you have been using it during the winter.
Some of the most important things to look for are soot, glaze and creosote. You should not use your fireplace until these items have been removed from the chimney. One of the concerns you may be faced with is a chimney fire or improper chimney ventilation. Avoiding this process until winter can make it more difficult and costly.
Having your chimney inspected and cleaned during the summer is something that can help make you more comfortable as the temperatures start to drop again come fall. You will also be able to rest assured that your family is protected from the dangers of an improperly working chimney. When the cold months finally roll around again, you will be able to use your fireplace with confidence.
To learn more about chimney inspections and cleaning, contact us today.
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