Summer’s now long over, and winter is on its way, which means we’re close to another season of fireplace usage. However, to use your fireplace throughout the colder season with peace of mind and confidence, you’ll need professional inspection and cleaning. Why wait until winter starts? As the leading provider of chimney cleaning in Cherry Hill, NJ, we recommend getting your chimney inspection over and done with during the fall. There are a few good reasons to do this.
Essential Time-Sensitive Repairs Could Be Required
Unless you invest in professional chimney and fireplace inspections, it’s impossible to know if any repairs are needed, any damage exists, and how bad the damage could be. It’s typical that older systems will need repairs, especially if they have gone years without any inspections or routine maintenance. If you schedule an examination in the fall, you will be able to get everything fixed and working efficiently for winter.
Chimney Inspections Prevent Fires
Before we inspect your chimney, our sweeps will scrub the chimney area from top to bottom using professional equipment. This cleaning removes all creosote from the inner walls of the chimney. When a chimney has creosote deposits inside, the risk of a chimney fire increases massively.
Creosote has been named as the number one cause of chimney fires in America. The substance forms naturally during the combustion process as wood burns. However, it can leave large deposits on inner chimney walls. Creosote is highly flammable, making it an immediate fire hazard if it is not professionally removed.
Chimney Inspections Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks
When we inspect your chimney, we look for any problems or potential damage that could cause a hazardous situation. We check the flue for blockage and remove any obstruction to avoid a carbon monoxide leak. When a chimney flue is blocked, toxic gases such as carbon monoxide can’t exit through the chimney and can quickly enter your home.
Damaged chimney liners can also cause carbon monoxide leaks. We ensure that there are no cracks or gaps in the chimney that could allow a leak to develop. It’s a fact that carbon monoxide is odorless and invisible, and it has caused many fatalities in the past. Our job is to avoid any death or danger occurring from your chimney this fall/winter season.