Don't wait until it's Fall to have your chimney swept and inspected - Summer is a great time!

Don’t wait until it’s Fall to have your chimney swept and inspected – Summer is a great time!

National fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected at least once a year, and one of the best times to schedule this cleaning is in the fall, before you light your first fire of the season. Blue Ridge Chimney Services provides excellent yearly chimney maintenance services, including a chimney sweeping and inspection. Although fall may seem far away at the moment, September will be here before we know it. We suggest that you avoid the fall rush and go ahead and make your annual chimney sweeping and inspection appointment to be prepared for fireplace season. We would like to tell you why it is smart to be proactive when taking care of chimney maintenance.

No Waiting for an Appointment

If you procrastinate scheduling a time for your yearly chimney cleaning and inspection from one of the CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at Blue Ridge Chimney Services, you might find yourself waiting for at least a month before your appointment. Once September rolls around, our chimney sweeps are booked for weeks ahead. It can be frustrating trying to get the appointment date you want if you wait to get this important maintenance task scheduled.

Peace of Mind

For crucial safety reasons, your chimney should be professionally swept and inspected before lighting the first fire of the season. When our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps clean your chimney, they will remove all of the flammable creosote deposits that have accumulated on its interior walls. This will give you the peace of mind knowing that this fire hazard has been removed from your chimney. Furthermore, the chimney inspection will guarantee that your fireplace and chimney system function properly and safely. If Blue Ridge Chimney Services discovers any damage to your chimney during the inspection, we will be able to make any necessary repairs in time for fireplace season.

No Repairs Delay

If your chimney needs any masonry repairs, you need to have these taken care of before the temperatures get cold. For the mortar to dry properly, masonry repairs should be performed before winter to be sure the repairs will be done correctly the first time. Scheduling your chimney inspection in the late summer ensures you will have plenty of time to get any necessary masonry repairs done before cold weather prevents the work.

Avoid the fall rush for chimney maintenance services. Contact Blue Ridge Chimney Services to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection to be sure your fireplace and chimney are working properly and safely.