It’s so amazing that spring is just around the corner! Soon you’ll be able to take walks outside, enjoying the sweet-smelling blossoms of spring and the freshness of the breeze, and start thinking about all those summer activities. Summer vacation is just around the corner, and whether that means staying home and enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of your hometown or going on an extended trip, you don’t want to worry about having a lot of summer chores waiting for you when you get back. One thing that is easy to cross off your to-do list early is to have your chimney inspected and cleaned. At Owens Chimney Systems, we’re ready today to get you on the calendar to have your chimney inspection completed. An added bonus is that scheduling early will allow us to address any needed chimney repairs before our schedule fills up in the fall.
Why Spring is a Great Time for Chimney Cleaning
You’ve used your fireplace quite a bit over the course of the winter; there’s no better way to take the chill out or to add a warm ambiance to the room. But as you use your fireplace all winter long, there’s a nasty buildup growing. As your smoke floats up the chimney, the chemicals and water vapor condense onto the interior of the chimney and a layer of creosote is building. This is very flammable and can also be a health hazard. If someone is subject to overexposure of creosote, they may experience burning in the back of your mouth or eyes or even a stomachache.
Spring is a great time to get that creosote buildup scraped down to nothing. At Owens, we have the tools, the training, and the experience to get the creosote out of your chimney. Not only do we know how to get the creosote out, we can also take care of checking for any structural damage that may have occurred during winter use.
Chimney Fires Cause Structural Damage
Did you know that you can have a chimney fire and not even be aware that it’s happened? Serious chimney fires are unmistakable, but sometimes there isn’t enough oxygen in the chimney to sustain a larger fire. These little fires, although not big enough to cause damage to your home, can cause some serious damage. If left unresolved can lead to costly chimney repairs. This is another reason that it’s a great idea to have us come in early. The sooner that we detect the damage, the sooner we can get in and start fixing it. This is especially important as the summer starts to fill up with more inspection and cleaning appointments quickly.
Call Sooner Rather Than Later
It’s easy to see that the earlier you give us a call, the better it will be. Give us a call today so we can set up a cleaning and inspection at your earliest convenience.