Now that summer weather is here, it is the perfect time to get your chimney swept by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweep. Although people tend to associate chimneys with cold, winter weather, summer is actually a great time to clean and maintain your chimney. Here are a few reasons why we here at TN Chimney & Home think summer is the perfect time to schedule a chimney sweeping.
Get your chimney cleaned before the busy season
The fall and winter can be a very busy time for a chimney sweep. Being proactive and getting your chimney cleaned in the summer will guarantee a clean chimney once it gets cold out. It also gives you assurance that any other potential issues are taken care of before winter. You can have peace of mind knowing that your chimney will be ready to fire up when you need it after a TN Chimney & Home CSIA certified chimney sweep inspects and cleans your chimney.
Catch problems before they get worse
The winter can be hard on your chimney. Problems that seem tiny at the end of winter can create bigger problems throughout the summer and fall. That’s why it’s important to have a CSIA certified chimney sweep check out your chimney in the summer. They will catch any problems before they get bigger and cause you more time and expense.
Remove smells caused by moisture
Some fireplaces leak in the spring when the snow melts and it begins to rain more. When water mixes with ash and creosote, it can create unpleasant smells throughout the summer. A CSIA chimney sweep can determine how to get rid any odors and repair any leaks that your fireplace may have.
Watch out for those critters
Birds, squirrels and raccoons nest in the spring. Unfortunately for home owners, a common place for these critters to nest is in or on top of their chimney. Nests can create issues by blocking chimneys causing improper air-flow and bad odors during the summer. They could even be a fire hazard once you start using your chimney again. Summer is a great time to get rid of animal nests. It’s also a good time figure out a plan to prevent animals from invading your chimney again.
If you live in Knoxville or the surrounding communities and are looking to repair, inspect, or perform routine maintenance on your chimney, summer is the perfect time to contact us here at TN Chimney & Home to set up an appointment.