If you are wondering when to schedule your annual chimney sweep and inspection, then now is the time. Many choose to wait until fall or even early winter before getting their regular maintenance completed, but there are countless reasons why summer is time to make your appointment. Check out just some of these reasons below.
Ideal Weather For Repairs
Upon inspection, no one wants to hear that there is an issue with their chimney. Yet, if that is the case, it is much more convenient to know sooner, rather than later. Some repairs may take some time, making your fireplace unsuitable for use well into the cold weather months. Also, a lot of chimney-related fixes involve materials that need adequate time to cure and the temperature needs to be within a certain range for this to occur. If it gets too late in the year, there will be no choice except to wait until the weather warms up in the spring.
Chimney professionals are typically a lot busier once fall comes around. Everyone starts gearing up for the oncoming winter season and homeowners everywhere start filling up time slots with cleanings and inspections. If you stay ahead of the game, there will be no chance of delay, allowing you to use your fireplace as soon as you please. Do not make friends and family wait to enjoy a crackling fire on those first cold nights and schedule an appointment right away.
If you notice a nasty and persistent smell coming from your fireplace, this is not uncommon during the summer months. When homeowners run their air conditioning more often, it causes the smell from all of the excess creosote and other debris to find its way out of the chimney and scatter throughout your home. A cleaning will work well in reducing this odor. If it persists, then a sweep will be able to offer more insight as to what other techniques could be used to eliminate the unpleasant aroma.
Before you start burning more frequently, you will definitely want to ensure that your annual inspection has been completed. By getting this done earlier in the year, you remove any chance that your fireplace will be used when it should not be. If you light a fire after months of not using the chimney, you could be putting your home and family in danger. There could be nests and other debris built up inside of it and creosote is known for being highly flammable.
Put your mind at ease and call Wells & Sons Chimney Service today to schedule an appointment. Our experts are trained and certified, so you know that you are in the best hands possible. We’re a locally owned company who has proudly served Pottstown, Allentown, Phoenixville, and the surrounding areas of Montgomery and Chester Counties for nearly 40 years. Visit our website, or give a call today to schedule your home or commercial business inspection.We look forward to meeting all of your chimney and fireplace needs!