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Schedule Your Chimney Sweeping Appointment Now!

Schedule Your Chimney Sweeping Appointment Now Image - Westhampton Beach, NY - Guaranteed Chimney Services Inc.With the sweltering heat outside, few of us are planning on using our fireplaces any time soon. However, this season of disuse makes it the perfect time to have your chimney swept!

Summer is one of the best times of year to have your chimney swept and inspected. With more open scheduling available and no impact on your ability to use your fireplace, schedule your chimney sweeping appointment now!

Why sweep your chimney in the summer

While it may seem odd to have your chimney maintained when it is rarely – if ever – used, summer may be the best time for chimney maintenance. Below are three reasons why you should have your chimney swept in the summer.

  • Better appointment availability. Because fewer families choose to have their chimneys swept in the summer – and because the days are much longer – there is often better appointment availability during these months. This means that you are more likely to get an appointment time that is convenient for you and can easily work into your schedule.
  • No breaks in use. If you are waiting for chimney maintenance or for a serious repair to be completed, you may be asked not to use your chimney. While in the winter this can be a major inconvenience, during the summer it has a much smaller impact; because you are more than likely not using your fireplace already, there are no breaks in use as you wait for repairs or appointments.
  • Be ready for fall. Having your chimney swept during the summer means it will be clean and ready to use again in the fall. When the first cold snap arrives, you can rest assured that your fireplace will be able to burn safely and efficiently for the rest of the season.

Benefits of regular chimney maintenance

Regular preventative chimney maintenance is one of the best things you can do to improve the safety, efficiency, and lifespan of your chimney system. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that all homes have their chimneys swept and inspected at least once per year.

One of the primary functions of a chimney sweeping is to remove any buildups of creosote from the flue.

Creosote is a natural byproduct of combustion that can coat the walls of the flue; despite being created in small amounts by all fuel burning fires, creosote is most commonly found in the chimneys of wood burning fires.

It is important to have creosote removed regularly because it is extremely flammable. Accidental creosote ignition is the leading cause of chimney fire; even small chimney fires can cause structural damage to the chimney as well as damage to the rest of your home from smoke, heat, and flames. Likewise, creosote buildup can also cause unpleasant chimney odors; strong, smoky odors – especially during the hot and humid summer months – are often the result of excessive creosote buildup in the flue.

Don’t put off your chimney maintenance until you’re ready to use your fireplace in the fall. Instead, get a head start on keeping your chimney in great condition with a summer chimney sweeping! Contact Guaranteed Chimney Service today to schedule your next chimney sweeping appointment!

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