It’s easy to put things off until later, especially if it’s something you don’t want to do. There are some jobs that seem too major to undertake. You might think they will take too long, or they are just too hard to do. Sometimes it’s because you have so many other things to do, this can especially be true in the summer. Besides, there are all the fun activities you can do in the summer like going to the beach or aquatic center, hiking, or taking a fun family vacation.
However, those things we put off aren’t as tough as we think they might be. One of those things that you might be putting off is getting a chimney cleaning. If you think that’s going to be a tough job, think again! In fact, all you need to do is pick up the phone and give Firesafe Chimney Service a call.
Why is Cleaning Your Chimney So Important?
You might wonder why cleaning your chimney is so important. For one thing, you may have noticed that now the weather is hot and humid, you’re noticing a nasty odor near your fireplace. If this is the case, you probably have a pretty good build up of creosote in your chimney. Creosote is the material that builds up during the burning process. The smoke has a lot of moisture in it, especially if your wood hasn’t been cured for a long time. This moisture along with other chemicals is released during combustion and travels up through the chimney.
When it hits the cooler upper part of your chimney, some condenses and turns into creosote. Creosote is extremely smelly, especially when it mixes with heat and humidity. This smell can get drawn back into your home, where it will permeate the carpets, drapes, or pillows and cushions. When our team come in and perform a professional chimney sweeping, we’ll get rid of the smelly creosote and its odor problem.
The odor isn’t the only reason you’ll want the creosote out. It is also a highly flammable material and if it’s not cleared out of the chimney, even as little as an eighth of an inch can catch a spark to cause a fire. Even if the fire isn’t oxygenated enough to cause major damage, it might cause structural damage to allow chemicals to sneak back into your home.
Call Early to Avoid the Rush
It’s a good idea to call now to set up your chimney inspection and cleaning to avoid the fall rush of people who wait until the last minute. If you want to schedule at your convenience, now is the time to call! If we find repairs that need to be completed, calling early will give us plenty of time to make those repairs before the burning season starts again in the fall.