You’re sitting by the pool, with not a care in the world. Summer, for many, can be an incredibly relaxing time. You’ve endured the harsh northeastern winter, so why shouldn’t you pamper yourself and live it up a bit during the warmer months of the year (after all, fall and winter are only a few short months away). Why not invest a little bit of your downtime into getting your chimney and fireplace ready for the heating season with a little help from the certified chimney service professionals at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney. Let’s face the facts: you never know exactly when that first cold snap will hit and you always want to be prepared for whenever it does!
WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE MY CHIMNEY AND FIREPLACE SWEPT ANYWAY?
The prevention of dangerous and explosive chimney fires is a huge point of emphasis here. Clean chimneys don’t have chimney fires, as these are reserved for chimney with un-swept creosote buildup. Removing this main ingredient from the recipe certainly puts you in a much safer place already. Chimney fires can quickly damage and compromise the inside of your chimney and have the ability to enter other areas of your home via these compromised access points. A chimney fire can quickly turn into an even more dangerous and potentially deadly situation: a house fire.
WHY HAVE THESE SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE SUMMER?
Many homeowners are under the impression that chimney sweeps only work during the colder months of the year. Believe us when we tell you that this couldn’t be further from the truth! We work year round (granted some times are busier than others). We encourage our customers to have these services taken care of as soon after the heating season has ended as possible, as it only serves to prepare them well in advance for the next fall and winter. We already have enough to worry about in our lives. Why not ensure that you have one less thing to worry about for the rest of the year?
GENTLE SUMMERTIME REMINDERS
Many homeowners complain of a particular odor coming from their chimneys during the summer months. This smell is the result of a heating season’s worth of creosote deposits combining with the humidity in the air. Even the slightest breeze outside can force air down your chimney and into your home, leaving you with a not-so-pleasant smell. If this doesn’t serve as a reminder to get your chimney inspected and swept, nothing else will!
Northeastern Masonry & Chimney urges you to consider having your annual chimney inspection and sweeping carried out during our non-peak time of year. You can take advantage of other homeowners’ insistence on waiting until closer to heating season and get one more thing checked off of your To-Do list. When you’re ready to schedule your appointment, we can be reached at 518-767-9315 or click here to access our online appointment scheduling page. We look forward to serving you and your family for this and many years to come!