It’s that time of year… The weather outside is getting colder and soon we’ll be experiencing snow! It’s also a festive time as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are all coming up fast. Due to drops in temperature and the cozy aesthetic of a crackling fire, homeowners tend to use their fireplace a lot more this time of year.

If you’re getting ready to put your fireplace to use, then it’s probably a good idea to schedule an inspection! The CSIA and NFPA recommends investing in at least one chimney inspection per year, so if you have yet to get yours completed, call on our team right away.

If you’re not sure when you’ve last had an inspection done, or if you have had one within the past year, but are still experiencing issues, then it’s still a good idea to work with our team. Here are some other signs that you may be due for some professional care.

You’re Noticing Draft Issueschimney inspection

Has smoke been filling up your living room every time you go to light a fire? You’re likely experiencing clogs or damper issues. Whether there is nesting materials and/or animals in your flue or creosote building up all throughout your chimney, we can find the source of the problem and set you up right.

There’s a chance your damper could be malfunctioning, too. Your damper plays a huge role in how well your chimney drafts, so if it is stuck or rusted, then it may be time for a replacement. Our team recommends switching to a top-mounted damper, which seals at the top of your flue and works with the chimney cap to keep out excess debris. You’ll notice better results in no time!

You’ve Noticed Leaks In Your Chimney

If you’ve become aware of leaks, water damage, and holes/cracking throughout your chimney, then get an inspection on the books as soon as you can! These are all things that can do a lot of damage when left unaddressed, and it’s important to get them fixed up as soon as you can. Our team of experts can locate the problems, then patch up your brickwork and mortar, as needed.

And don’t forget to waterproof! Our team uses ChimneySaver to ensure your chimney stays more protected than ever.

You’ve Moved Or Experienced Extreme Bad Weather

If you’ve recently moved into a new house or if you’ve had some extreme bad weather (like flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc.) in your area, then it’s always recommended to invest in a level two inspection. This will give your sweep the chance to get a more accurate and in-depth look into your system to ensure everything is running great for your burning season!

No matter what issues you are experiencing, the best way to resolve them is to get an expert’s insight. Schedule your inspection with the team here at Chim Chimney Sweep today to get the care and attention you deserve this holiday season! We appreciate your loyalty!