It’s here! Beautiful fall weather is in full swing in New Hampshire, and that means that the leaves are bright and colorful, you can hear the dry crunch of fallen leaves under your feet, and there’s that special smell that reminds you that, although snow is on its way, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the crisp, clean air of autumn. Make sure you’re taking advantage of every single, glorious day! But autumn also means extra work, getting things cleaned up and tucked in before the snowy weather hits. One thing that should be done before you find yourself closed in the house in freezing cold weather, snuggling in front of a crackling fire, is having your fireplace cleaned and inspected. If you haven’t had this done yet, there’s still time to get on our schedule and get it done before the snow flies!
What We Will Be Looking For
There are several things that we’ll be looking for when we come to your home and inspect your fireplace. First, the expert technicians at Ceaser Chimney Service, LLC are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified. This means that we have been trained and educated in all the latest chimney inspecting and cleaning techniques. It also means that we have access to continuing education classes, so if there’s something new in the chimney industry, we’ll know it. We’ll start by looking at any areas that appear concerning, like cracks in the chimney crown, rusty chimney cap or flashing, or weak, crumbly mortar. If we see an area that we can fix, just like the flashing, we’ll take care of it after consulting with you. If there is something that will require more repair work, we’ll also discuss that with you and set up a time when we can make those repairs.
We’ll also be looking at any blockages that may be present in your chimney. Over the course of the summer, birds or other creatures could use your chimney as a place to raise their young. When they leave, the nest gets left behind, and that dried nest could cause a blockage in your chimney that could cause your fires to be less efficient. Worse yet, it could catch a stray spark and cause a chimney fire.
Another thing we’ll be looking for is creosote buildup. Creosote is a natural byproduct of burning a fire in your fireplace, whether wood or gas. It forms as smoke and gases rise to the top of your chimney and condense there, where it forms into a dark, flammable substance, creosote. It is very important to remove this so that it doesn’t catch a stray spark and cause a chimney fire.
The sooner you give Ceaser Chimney Service, LLC a call at 603-518-5773, the sooner we’ll be able to get on our calendar for a thorough inspection and cleaning. Our crew is the best in the business and you’ll know that the job is done right when you hire us to take care of all your chimney care needs.