A chimney inspection is really necessary at least once per year. Many homeowners prefer to schedule this type of routine maintenance in the spring, along with all the other “spring cleaning”. Scheduling in the spring means that the system will be clean throughout summer, alleviating any odors that may arise as humidity and temperatures rise in the summer. However, if you haven’t had your system checked over since last burn season, or if you had a problem during the summer such as an animal intrusion or chimney leak, it’s important to schedule an inspection this fall BEFORE lighting a fire.
Chimney Inspections for Safety
Your chimney is safer and more efficient when it is cleaned on a regular basis and inspected annually. Did you know that your chimney is cleaned during an inspection, and it’s inspected during a standard chimney sweep? When you schedule a fall chimney inspection with Anderson’s Chimney and Masonry Services, you can count on a safer and more efficient fire this fall. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that the chimneys that are maintained in this way are the safest and most efficient. Your chimney should last a lifetime, and we want to help it to.
Schedule Now and Beat the Fall Rush
There is still time to schedule your fall chimney inspection and to get it completed before burn season. If you wait too long, you may run into the busy season called the fall rush. During this time, chimney companies are inundated with appointments and services from October to January and it can be impossible to get the desired appointment time or technician that you want. Schedule now and make sure there is time to have the chimney system inspected. By getting the system inspected as soon as possible, there is time to make necessary repairs before you need your fire for warmth.
When you call 717-500-8306 and speak with an Anderson’s Chimney expert, we can help you determine which inspection your chimney needs. If it’s an annual inspection of a chimney system that has had no problems or changes, we will schedule a level one inspection. If there have been problems with the system or changes made, we’ll schedule a level two inspection. Regardless of what inspection your chimney needs, one of our technicians will arrive on the scheduled day with clear identification, and all the tools required to get the job done right. We’ll begin by putting down drop cloths to protect your flooring and furniture, check that the fireplace is cool and safe for our technician to work, and get started right away.
We’ll use brushes to clear away deposits in the flue so that we can get a good look at the liner. Cracks, gaps, and damaged joints and parts will be recognized during the inspection. Missing or damaged items such as the crown, cap, or flashing will be noted in the inspection so that repairs can be planned.
If your technician recommends repairs following an inspection, these should be made as soon as possible, before a simple fix becomes a big repair. Neglecting chimney repairs can lead to extra costs and damages after a long winter of use. Schedule your inspection with Anderson’s Chimney & Masonry and you can rest assured your system is in proper working order and is ready for you to light your first fire of the season. You are lighting a fire in your home, why trust anyone else?