If you’re like most people who own a fireplace, you use it occasionally throughout the winter and you don’t really think about it throughout the rest of the year. This often means that people don’t think to have their chimneys cleaned until right before winter, usually in late fall. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the best time to have your chimney swept, and we’re here to tell you why.
Surprisingly, now may actually be the best time of the year to have your chimney cleaned? Why exactly is that? Well for one thing, most people aren’t thinking about it like we said. That means the wait to have it done is typically nonexistent. If you have it done at the end of fall, you risk having to wait additional days or weeks.
But that’s not even the most important reason why you should have your chimney cleaned in the spring or summer. Often times, chimneys become damaged by snow or ice throughout the winter, and you may not even realize it until you have it inspected. If you’re told about the repairs that need to be made in spring, you have a bit more time to get the job done.
If you’re worried that your chimney is going to need a second cleaning once fall comes around, don’t If you aren’t using your chimney throughout the spring and summer (and why would you?), it will remain as pristine as the day it was cleaned.
These are just a few reasons why you should consider having your chimney swept today!