It’s the middle of November, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Even though this can be an exceptionally busy time of the year, it can also be a time for making memories that last a lifetime. There’s nothing like building a crackling fire and gathering around it with your family. However, if you haven’t taken the time to have your chimney inspected and cleaned, then you should give us a call right now!
The Power of an Inspection
You may wonder if it’s really that important to have your chimney cleaned. After all, you’ve gotten by this long without having it cleaned, so will it make a big difference to wait until next spring? There are several things we’ll be taking care of during an annual inspection. One thing we’ll look for is cracks or chips in your fireplace system. If your chimney cap or crown has cracks in it, it could cause precipitation to leak into your home.
When we find that your flue liner is cracked or chipped, this causes the smoke to not leave your chimney as effectively. If your damper system is rusted, you won’t be able to close off the chimney while the fireplace is not in use. This means cold outdoor air can get into your home. You also won’t be able to open the dampers when you need to, especially while burning a fire. We’ll recommend repairs or solutions for any problems we come across. We are also qualified to make those repairs.
For a clean chimney, you need to get the creosote out. Creosote is a byproduct of burning firewood. When wood burns, moisture is released along with other chemicals in the form of smoke. When this smoke hits the cool surface at the top of the chimney, it will condense to form creosote. A buildup of creosote is very flammable and dangerous, even an eighth of an inch. If creosote catches a stray spark or ember from your fire, it can mean a destructive chimney fire. Creosote is also be very smelly, and it leaves behind an obnoxious odor.
Call Ceaser Chimney Service
If you live in Manchester, Concord, or the surrounding area, the best company to call is Ceaser Chimney Service. We are a highly professional group of chimney and fireplace techs, certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the National Chimney Sweep Guild, the Northeast Association of Chimney and Hearth Professionals (NEACHP). We are also veteran-owned. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience, and we will make sure that your chimney is thoroughly cleaned, right in time for the holiday season!