As summer activities dominate your schedule, it’s easy to forget about chimney inspections and put off cleaning until fall.
And regardless of the services completed on your chimney, there are three critical tasks that need to be completed before you light your next fire. At MCP Chimney and Masonry, we can perform all three of the following, important tasks to ensure your chimney is in working order to keep you and your family safe:
- Have your Chimney Cleaned: It’s important to have your chimney cleaned to remove excess creosote — a tar-like substance that adheres to the inside of your chimney and can catch on fire in intense heat, possibly spreading throughout your home. Having your chimney’s creosote removed annually greatly reduces the threat of a chimney or house fire.
- Have your Chimney Inspected: The inside of your chimney and flue are often difficult to see, so it’s important to hire a reputable chimney cleaning company that has the equipment and know-how to thoroughly inspect your chimney — inside and out. Chimney damage on the inside can impact the overall health of your system, therefore it’s imperative you have someone inspect your chimney to ensure its safe, even if you don’t use your fireplace on a regular basis.
- Inspect the Chimney Crown and Flashing: Cracked and deteriorated chimney crowns and flashing can allow water to seep into your home, creating costly water damage. Inspecting chimney crowns and flashing annually means you’re likely to identify and fix any issues before they create any further harm to your home.
Having these three tasks completed will ensure an efficient and safe chimney. At MCP Chimney and Masonry, we have the experience, expertise and equipment to thoroughly inspect and clean your chimney. We also can identify any issues with your chimney crown and flashing before it becomes a bigger issue.
Contact us today to schedule your cleaning and inspection to ensure your chimney is ready for winter weather.