31 May 2013
The warm weather is finally here. It is time to close up our stoves and fireplaces for the season and perform that seasonal maintenance. Now is the perfect time to schedule your chimney cleaning and inspection from the Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk.
If you want a safe chimney next winter, you need a clean chimney. Not only does burning unseasoned or wet wood create the need for chimney cleaning, but animals do as well. Chimneys make the perfect home for birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and bats. Chimney caps should be installed by your chimney sweeps if your home is without one.
Chimney sweeping is an unregulated business. So really, to be sure your chimney is functioning properly it should be cleaned and inspected every year. This ensures that it is safe, clean, free of blockages, and ready to use when the winter begins. If you have taken advantage of the housing market and bought a home recently, consider a chimney inspection.
Regardless of if you choose to make use of your hearth and chimney this winter, a chimney inspection is still a great idea. This can give you piece of mind. Having an expert inspect your home’s chimney will let you know that there aren't any leaks that can cause damage to your home. Additionally Fireplace Showcase can help you make your chimney less drafty. Lower utility bills all year round, stop your air conditioned air from going out the chimney.
Chimney inspections can even help protect you from deterioration or a decaying flue liner. For more information on chimney cleaning and inspection, contact the Fireplace Showcase.