The New Year is finally here! Now is a time of reflection and setting new goals and resolutions. If you are thinking about investing in a chimney inspection, then you are in the right place! It’s as easy as making a phone call to Firesafe Chimney Service and setting up an appointment.

Inspections are Important

man sweeping chimneyThere are several reasons that the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) suggests to get your chimney inspected and cleaned on an annual basis. One reason is because over the course of a year’s fireplace use, your chimney become damaged or worn out. If there’s a water leak from a faulty chimney cap or chimney crown, it may cause your damper to rust or warp. It that happens, the damper won’t shut as tightly as it needs to, and that means that the draft may not be good enough to support an efficient fire in your fireplace.

Another problem with a faulty damper system is that it may not keep the cold, outdoor air out of your home when it’s supposed to be closed tightly, when your fireplace isn’t in use. Water damage can also cause the brick and mortar of your chimney to deteriorate, and this cause water leakage. Another danger is that the chemicals that should be drawn out of your chimney may be getting back into your home, This is not good for your family and pets.

Creosote Buildup

Another thing we’ll be looking for when we inspect your chimney is creosote buildup. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that builds up inside your chimney over time. It’s a byproduct of smoke, and even an eighth of an inch of creosote buildup can catch a stray spark to start a chimney fire. Sometimes a chimney fire occurs without the knowledge of the homeowner, which is very dangerous because your chimney may sustain damage that goes undetected without a professional inspection.

At Firesafe Chimney Service, we know just what to look for and how to make necessary repairs. When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, make sure to put a chimney inspection and sweeping at the top of the list! We can’t wait to help you restore your fireplace!