The month of April has been an active month for fireplaces and chimneys. With the continuous bouts of rain, sleet and snow, chimneys have extended their usefulness! This past weekend, family came to town to visit. Even with all of the warm bodies and lots of talking, the chill in the air made everyone strongly mention the cold (they meant in the house). Since it’s spring, no one wanted to put on an extra sweater or blanket. So when the
offer was made to start a fire in the fireplace, a ‘YES’ came out of everyone in unison.
The cold won’t last as nature will take its natural course and temperatures will rise! If you’ve put off the spring cleaning of your chimney, now is a perfect time to schedule it. If you want to play safe, schedule your chimney cleaning for a week or two out. 877-CHIM-FIX 877-244-6349.
If you’ve used your chimney a lot or just a couple times, here’s the top 3 reasons why it’s important to get a chimney spring cleaning.
1. After using the fireplace, creosote builds up in the chimney. The dark brown oil or creosote combined with humidity and rain is a perfect recipe for a sour odor. If you find yourself wondering what that terrible odor is inside your home…and you haven’t swept the chimney, now you know!
2. Not only does the combination of water and creosote create an odor, but it can also cause corrosion of the flue liner.
3. Cracks only get worse over time. Get any repairs on the chimney done now so it looks as pretty on the outside as it does on the inside!
If you don’t want to take my word for it, here are the words from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). They state that an annual cleaning of your chimney, fireplace and vents is important for safety reasons. So that’s the 4th reason to get it done.
Call us to get your spring chimney sweep done!