It’s amazing how fast the time goes, especially in the summertime when there are so many fun things to do! It seems like not too long ago kids were getting out of school and plans were being made for summer vacations at the beach or hiking through the park. But now that August is here, thoughts are swinging back to the excitement of buying school supplies and getting back into the routine again. Another thing that you Strong chimney masonryshould be thinking of now is getting your home ready for fall. That can mean getting the plants pulled up out of the garden, making sure the windows are cleaned, or even getting the garage and attic cleared out. Another thing that you should put on the top of your list is having your chimney inspected and cleaned before the fall rush of appointments sets in. It’s time to give Firesafe Chimney Service a call before our calendar fills up.

Check For Damage and Clean it Out

It’s very important to have your chimney inspected because there can be some damage that will make your fire-burning experience less efficient or maybe even dangerous. We’ll be checking for creosote buildup. Creosote is a natural by-product of burning wood in your fireplace because moisture and chemicals are released through the fire. When this smoke reaches the cool interior of your chimney, it condenses and forms creosote, which is highly flammable and can cause a serious chimney fire. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that it all gets cleared out, and that’s also why it’s important that you call Firesafe Chimney Service. The employees at Firesafe are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America and also through the National Fireplace Institute, the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and the Massachusetts Chimney Sweep Guild. This shows how seriously they take their commitment to excellence. The training that they receive is top of the line in the chimney sweep industry, so they’ll always know just what to do to get your chimney in tip-top shape.

Besides creosote, we’ll also be checking for any damage that may have occurred to your chimney over the course of the year. This can include obvious damage, such as rust or spalling, but we’ll also check for interior damage that can’t be viewed without taking a closer look, such as cracks or chips in your chimney liner. We do all three levels of chimney inspection, whether it’s a simple Level One, where we go in and do a simple inspection or if we suspect there’s further damage and want to check out the interior with our video equipment, as in a Level Two inspection. If we need to do a Level Three, where we dig in a little further and open up some areas of the chimney, we’ll do that as well.

Call Today for an Early Appointment

If you live in the Worcester and Ware, MA areas, give us a call soon to make your early fall appointment. Avoid the rush and make sure we get you scheduled at your convenience rather than having to wait until we can fit you in!