Are you preparing to use your fireplace for the first time this fall? Before you do, it’s a good idea to have your chimney inspected and maintained to prevent running into any problems. If you fail to do this, you run the risk of starting a fire or sending carbon monoxide streaming back into your home when you begin using your fireplace again.
There are a variety of ways in which prioritizing chimney maintenance in colder weather can benefit you and your family.
Removes old wood and ashes from your fireplace
If you didn’t clean your chimney at the end of last winter, you likely have old wood and ashes scattered around inside of your fireplace. They could potentially cause issues if you attempt to start a fire without removing them. They could also end up entering your home and making a big mess. It’s best to have any lingering debris from last winter removed from your chimney and fireplace before you start using them this fall and winter.
Gets rid of the creosote lining your chimney
One of the most common causes of chimney fires is creosote. Creosote is an extremely flammable substance that builds up on the inside of your chimney over the years when you don’t clean it. If you fail to have chimney cleaning done, there is a good chance creosote could catch fire at some point and cause flames to go shooting up your chimney and back into your home. Those with fireplaces need to make cleaning creosote out of their chimneys a top priority year in and year out.
Ensures you don’t have pests living in your chimney
If you have a cap on the top of your chimney, pests shouldn’t be able to make their way into it. But some pests, including birds, bats, squirrels, and more, can find their way into chimneys and live there even when a cap is installed. During chimney maintenance, you’ll be able to remove these pests so that they aren’t able to access your home.
Provides you with a peace of mind as you start using your fireplace
You want to spend your time enjoying your fireplace this fall and winter, not worrying about whether or not it’s going to start a fire in your home. Routine chimney maintenance will give you a peace of mind that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
Superior Air Duct Cleaning can inspect your chimney for you this fall and clean it accordingly so that it’s ready to be used. Call us at 905-891-3828 or 416-651-3828 today to schedule chimney cleaning services.
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