With winter now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to spring cleaning and summer fun.
But before you dive headfirst in warm weather activities, have your chimney cleaned and inspected to identify any chimney damage from the long, cold winter, and to cross off the chore off your to-do list.
A thorough chimney cleaning now will ensure your fireplace system is ready for use next fall when temperatures dip to an uncomfortable cold. And while cleaning your chimney can seem like a tedious task, hiring a professional chimney cleaning company — like MCP Chimney and Masonry Inc. — makes your part effortless.
Among the benefits of cleaning your chimney now, instead of waiting for fall, include:
- Scheduling: This time of the year is often slower for chimney cleaning companies, giving you more flexibility in the days and times you want to have the task completed. As fall approaches, our schedule fills for those who wait, leaving you with fewer choices in the time you want your chimney cleaned and inspected.
- Freshen a smelly chimney: The repeated use of your fireplace all winter long resulted in the build-up of creosote, a dangerous by-product of burning that sticks to the interior walls of your chimney. Come summertime, the hot and humid weather can cause creosote to give off an unpleasant stench that can permeate your entire home. Clean your chimney now to avoid any dirty or musty smells this summer.
- Identify Immediate Issues: Continued use of your fireplace all winter wreaks havoc on your chimney. The contrast of temperatures inside and outside the chimney can cause damage, cracking the flue liner or damaging the brickwork. Any substantial chimney damage should be identified early to allow adequate time for repairs before you want to use your chimney again.
Lastly, a thorough chimney cleaning now will give you the peace of mind that your chimney is good working order before you want to use it next.
At MCP Chimney and Masonry, we have the experience and knowledge to thoroughly inspect and clean your chimney. We have the tools and skills to identify any areas of concern and can recommend any needed repairs to ensure your chimney is in good working order.
To schedule the springtime cleaning of your chimney, contact us today.