Although your chimney may look just fine from the outside, there might be hidden hazards lurking inside the flue. It can be difficult to check out the condition of the interior of your chimney on your own. Therefore, you need to make sure to schedule a professional inspection at least once a year. An annual chimney inspection is recommended by many national fire safety organizations like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Blue Ridge Chimney Services proudly provides professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the Shenandoah Valley area. Luckily, we also provide professional chimney inspections! We would like to tell you more about why it is so important to schedule an appointment for a professional chimney inspection every year.
Why do I need to have my chimney professionally inspected every year?
The most important reason to schedule your annual inspection is to make sure your chimney and fireplace system has no damage or other issues that could lead to dangerous and even possibly deadly hazards. When our CSIA-certified chimney technicians inspect your chimney, we are looking out for problems like flue blockages that could force toxic combustion gases back into your home. We also check for things like excessive creosote buildup. This natural compound is so highly flammable that the CSIA has named it as a leading cause of chimney fires.
When is the best time to schedule my annual chimney inspection?
Blue Ridge Chimney Services recommends scheduling in the warmer seasons because we are busiest in the fall and winter. This way, you can receive an appointment time and date most convenient to you. The CSIA and NFPA recommend professional chimney sweepings and inspections before lighting the first fire of the year. This ensures that your systems works safely and efficiently. It also guarantees a prompt appointment instead of potentially waiting weeks to schedule during the busy season.
When you schedule your annual chimney inspection with Blue Ridge Chimney Services, we include a sweeping with this service. Contact us today to make your professional chimney maintenance services appointment.