Now that winter is over and the weather is warm and sunny, many people love being outdoors. Maybe you would like to hit the Worcester Art Museum, check out Bancroft Tower, spend time wandering around Old Sturbridge Village or take a relaxing walk around Cascading Waters to see the waterfalls.

Whatever it is that you’ve been dreaming all winter long doing, it’s really hard to put those things off now that it’s nice outside! But you know that there are things that need to be done before you can start enjoying yourself, and the longer you put those things off, the less you can relax and enjoy yourself. One of those things that you need to make sure gets done sooner rather than later is getting a chimney inspection and cleaning. At Firesafe Chimney Services, we are here to help tackle your chimney cleanings and inspections.

The Importance of Annual Cleaning

masonry chimney on roofYou may be wondering why this is so important. The reason is that over the course of a winter of burning fires in your fireplace, a lot of creosote can build up inside your system. When smoke is released from the fire, moisture and chemicals float up your chimney to be released into the air. When this hits the upper part of your chimney, where it’s cooler, it condenses and forms a layer of black or brown grime called creosote. The problem with this is that even an eighth of an inch of creosote buildup is highly flammable, and is enough to catch a chimney fire. At Firesafe Chimney Services, we will check for creosote levels during a fireplace and chimney inspection.

There are many important parts of your chimney that need attention to make sure things are running properly. We’ll make sure that your chimney cap and chimney crown are in a great shape to ensure no water gets into your system. We’ll also check for rusting of the dampers, the firebox, or the fireplace accessories, cracks in the chimney liner, or blockages from leaves or nests.

Make An Appointment Today

It’s important to have your annual chimney inspections and cleanings. By getting it done now is a great idea. Let’s face it – most people tend to procrastinate, and that means there will be lots of late summer and fall calls to make chimney cleaning appointments. Avoid the rush, give Firesafe Chimney Service a call today!