Fall is finally upon us here in the Seattle area, bringing cold temperatures. The low fall temperatures have many homeowners stocking up on firewood as they prepare to build cozy fires in their fireplaces. But is your chimney ready for another season of constant use?
Schedule Your Annual Chimney Inspection and Cleaning
Chimneys should be inspected once a year for damage that could be potentially dangerous to your home. In addition, chimneys should be cleaned once a year so that sooty buildup from past use does not accumulate enough to become a fire hazard. Getting an annual chimney check can prevent you from having a chimney leak with heavy rain or snow. Learn more about how to prevent mold in your chimney and the signs that you might need an inspection.
Remember that as you use your chimney, smoke residue called creosote builds up on your chimney’s inner surfaces. This residue must be removed by a professional with the tools and expertise to get the job done right. Another benefit to ensuring your chimney receives routine cleanings is a longer-lasting flue system.
By scheduling your annual chimney care you can ensure that your chimney will be ready for use throughout the cold months, and you can rest assured that it is not a hazard to your home or family.
Trust Powers Chimney & Masonry
Looking for a chimney sweep and masonry professional? Trust Powers Chimney and Masonry. Powers CM is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the NFPA. Contact us today for a free estimate or to learn more about our services.
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