Summer has arrived! So, you have most likely stopped using your fireplace, stove, or insert. However, have you schedule your chimney maintenance? The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend routine maintenance to keep your chimney safe and efficient. A regular chimney sweep to clean away debris, soot, and creosote is the first step in prevention that will keep your chimney working properly. In addition, an annual inspection is the thorough assessment in which early detection can save you in costly repairs and damage later.
Schedule these services in the spring, before you close out your chimney and fireplace for the off-season. When it’s been cleaned, you won’t smell the soot when it mingles with summer’s humidity. Additionally, you’ll know it’s ready for the first fire in the fall. Schedule your inspection at the same time. This way you don’t have to spend the summer fretting over possible problems with your system. By scheduling a chimney sweep and inspection in the spring, you have the entire summer to schedule repairs!
Benefits of Summer Chimney Repairs
- Flexible Schedule.
By scheduling chimney repairs during the summer, you avoid the “fall rush.” This is the time between September and January when chimney sweep companies are busy on emergency calls, installations, repairs, and inspections. If you wait for the fall, you may not get an appointment time that you need, or the sweep that you want.
- No Cold Nights.
If you schedule repairs in the fall or winter, you have to discontinue use of the fireplace for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Depending on how extensive the repairs are, you might not be able to use your fireplace or chimney for more than one night. This can be quite an inconvenience if your fireplace is a main heat source in your home.
- Avoid Financial Distress.
Scheduling chimney repairs in the summer means you avoid the financial stress of the holidays. Did you have your inspection in the spring? If so, you can plan ahead and use your tax refund to pay for necessary repairs.
- Stress-Free Summer.
The last thing you want to do during the summer is fret over your winter heating. Schedule your summer repairs NOW, and don’t give it a second thought. Our office will even call and confirm your appointment, before dispatching your chimney sweep!
When it’s time to schedule the necessary repairs for your chimney, call on New Hampshire’s #1 chimney professionals. At Black Moose Chimney & Stove, our chimney sweeps are experienced professionals who specialize in masonry construction and repair. Request an appointment with a Black Moose sweep today and find out what we can do for you this summer!