4 Chimney Maintenance Tips You Need Now

If you’re like most people, you probably love having a fireplace, but it can easily be one of the most dangerous places in your home. Keeping it safe has to be a priority, and that can only come with better chimney maintenance. This plan can help you keep your chimney safe in the years to come.

  • Start inside. If you have a chimney and you regularly have fires, protection is your number one priority. you’ll want to start with carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors in your home. Put them near the fireplace and in every bedroom.
  • Choose a yearly inspection. We’ll be happy to help you keep an eye on your chimney each year. Just schedule a check up with us so we can visually check both the fireplace and the chimney to look for any damage or buildup on the walls. If we spot a problem, we’ll let you know immediately.
  • Schedule regular cleanings. A visual inspection is a good idea, but so is routine cleaning. For every 1/2 cord of firewood you burn, you need to have your chimney cleaned. Professional cleaning is essential here, as that’s the only way to make sure it’s as clean and safe as possible.
  • Tree trimming may help. If you have any trees that hang over the chimney, you’ll certainly want to have those trimmed as soon as possible. A branch could ignite should a spark head up the chimney or it’s possible that a branch could fall in a storm and damage your chimney.

We can help you maintain your chimney year after year. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.