Here at Chim Chimney Sweep, we love serving Middlesex County and Worcester County, and one thing we know our customers are normally gearing up for this time of year is baseball season and the Boston Red Sox.
Unfortunately, like many things right now, the official starting date of the season this year is uncertain. However, even with most things being up in the air this spring, this doesn’t mean you should have to put off your spring cleaning checklist.
Our team of sweeps is ready to help homeowners all throughout our service area get their chimney in the best shape possible for the warm weather ahead. After a long winter, most fireplaces are filled with soot, ash, and creosote, all of which should be cleaned out, so that no deterioration occurs while the system is out of use during the spring and summer months.
The crew at Chim Chimney is ready and eager to help you out, so call today to book a spot. We look forward to working with you soon!
Why Cleanings Are Important
So, why are cleanings such a must for fireplace owners? Well, most systems see a lot of use during the holidays and when temps are low, and throughout this time a substance called creosote builds up. Creosote is dark and varies in texture, but no matter what type you have, it needs to be regularly removed.
Why is it so dangerous? Well, creosote is highly flammable, meaning the more you have of it, the higher your chances are of experiencing a chimney fire. During a chimney fire, flames move slowly throughout your structure, severely damaging your liner and causing all kinds of decay and deterioration throughout your masonry.
As you can imagine, using a chimney after a chimney fire has occurred is very dangerous. The fire likely caused metal components to warp and become ineffective, and your liner will definitely need repair, too. Along with this, there is sure to be cracks, holes, and gaps all throughout your brickwork and mortar, leaving countless open pathways through which smoke, carbon monoxide, and flames can exit and enter your home.
Unfortunately, since chimney fires are typically not loud or obvious, many homeowners don’t even realize they’ve experienced one! This means they continue putting their system to use, unaware that they face serious risks by doing so. As you can see, avoiding chimney fires at all costs is essential, as is investing in annual inspections and maintenance. The safety of your home and family depends on it!
Another big reason cleanings are important is so that any nesting materials or outside debris can be removed. It’s all too common for woodland creatures and birds to make their way into your system and bring leaves, twigs, grass, and all kinds of other things in with them. It’s always best to get this stuff cleared out regularly, so you don’t run the risk of operating your fireplace while flammable materials are lodged in your flue.
We can remove anything that is clogging up your system, then we can see if a new chimney cap may be in order. If a bunch of critters are finding their way in, it’s likely that you need some better coverage, and our high-quality caps will ensure no animals, debris, or harsh winds get in your system any time soon.
All in all, a clean chimney will operate more efficiently, and your chances of experiencing fires, gas leaks, smoke back-up, and more will be minimized significantly when everything is cleared out. You deserve peace of mind moving forward, and this is one way to get it! Not to mention, if all that gunk is taken out before the heat of summer arrives, you won’t have to deal with nasty odors entering your home when your A/C is cranked up.
It’s the right move to make. Book your cleaning with our team today.
What To Expect
So, you’ve got your appointment on the calendar. What can you expect when our team comes to your home? Well, first of all, our crew prides itself on treating our customers and their homes with respect and professionalism, so you won’t need to worry about facing a big mess or an unsafe situation. We use tarps and powerful vacuums to ensure no soot or ash gets on your rugs, carpets, or furniture, and our trained techs are careful to not track anything through the space, either.
We then put our specialized, high-quality equipment to use! The tools and brushes we use are only the best, and we never skimp on care or cut corners, so you can bet your system will be in tip-top shape once we’re through. All you’ll have to do is sit back, relax, and let us do the hard work – it’s never been so easy!
Why Hire Us?
So, why are we the team to trust with all of your chimney-related services? Because we put your needs first, and we never settle for anything less than the best! We are Certified Chimney Professionals, we hold an A+ rating with the BBB, and our decade’s worth of experience ensures we can handle any problem that’s thrown our way.
Don’t put it off any longer. We’re here and ready to take your call – reach out now!