Summer brings a lot of outdoor fun with it! With all the gardening, swimming, hiking, and other outdoor activities that you are doing, it can be difficult to focus on your heating needs when the cooler fall weather approaches. However, being proactive and getting your fireplace service needs to be taken care of now, instead of when it gets cooler out, can have some advantages. We here at The Chimney Guy think that now is the perfect time to beat the fall rush and get your fireplace inspected.
The Fall Chimney Service Rush
When the weather starts getting cooler, chimney sweeps get busier. This is the way it’s been since chimneys and fireplaces were created. The same holds true for us here at The Chimney Guy. This is due to an onslaught of service calls that we receive when people first attempt to fire up their fireplace when it gets cold and realize that they have a fireplace issue. However, if you schedule your annual inspection now, you can beat the fall rush, which makes scheduling a time to meet you a lot easier.
Catch Problems Early
Your fireplace and chimney are designed to handle a lot of stress. However, the freezing temperatures of last winter and summer storms may have caused cracks, leaks or other issues to occur since your last inspection. If we identify an issue with your fireplace or chimney, we’ll have a better chance to remedy that issue before it gets cold out meaning your fireplace will be up and running when you need it and you won’t be left out in the cold.
Watch out for Nature
Did you know that to many animals, your chimney resembles an old hollowed out tree? Because of this, many animals, such as birds, raccoons and squirrels might think that your chimney is a good place to call home. When an animal builds a nest inside your fireplace, it can cause a wide variety of issues, including restricted airflow and fire hazard potential. Because of this, it is best to check if animals have been nesting in your chimney before you start your fireplace up for the season.
We are CSIA Certified
The most important thing you need to consider when selecting a fireplace and chimney service provider is to pick someone who is well-trained, safety oriented, and puts customer satisfaction above anything else. Luckily for you, there is an organization dedicated to certifying chimney sweeps based off of those considerations. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) allows chimney sweeps to become certified through rigorous training and testing on the latest fireplace and chimney service and safety techniques. We here at The Chimney Guy believe that being certified gives us and our customers an advantage when it comes to the service you receive.
Don’t hesitate and beat the fall service rush by calling The Chimney Guy at (920) 830-1920, or you can schedule an appointment online on our scheduling page. We look forward to making sure your chimney is ready to operate when cold weather arrives.