There’s nothing better than having a fireplace in your home, especially when you live in an area with particularly harsh winters. But having a fireplace also comes with the added responsibility of taking care of the chimney. The good news is that with regular chimney maintenance, your beloved fireplace does not need to be another homeowner headache. Below, find four very important motivating factors for having your chimney swept!
Nobody Wants Their House To Catch On Fire!
Do you hear popping noises even when no one is making popcorn? Has the area around your fireplace begun to turn black even though you haven’t painted? These are signs that creosote is building up, and your fires are burning too hot. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) states that 1/8” of sooty buildup is considered to be enough to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging your chimney and possibly spreading to the home.
Your Fireplace’s Performance Is Subpar.
Buildup of these dangerous substances is not just a safety concern. There is also the matter of efficiency! Your home will not be as warm and cozy as it should be, and the chimney will not work to the best of its abilities. Another effect of too much creosote deposits in your chimney can be an unpleasant odor. That means colder nights in the winter, and smellier rooms in the summer..
Keep Your Money In Your Pocket!
Don’t want to fork up for a regular chimney inspection? You could pay the price – literally! Regular chimney inspections will run you way less over the long run than a larger, more costly chimney issue.
What Are Those Scratching Noises?
Has your chimney become the local nature reserve and nesting ground for squirrels, birds, and raccoons? While these animals can get into the chimney, they may not always get out. This will cause trouble when you next try to light a fire thanks to the accumulated debris.
Without a doubt, removing these build-ups and letting a professional chimney sweep address any other issues is the key to having a safe, effective, and happy fireplace! Are you interested in a chimney sweep before the winter begins? Contact our helpful team today at (416) 992-7965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.