Get Your Chimney Swept and Inspected Before the Big Rush
By Doug Hetsch
August 25, 2014
Now that summer is wrapping up and the kids have made their way back to school, it’s time to look ahead to fall. The season of changing leaves and pumpkin carving has arrived, along with the promise of cooler weather. While the initial days of fall may still heat up in memory of a hot summer, soon enough the weather will cool down. Before you know it, snow will have fallen.
Generally, now is a time to turn off the central air conditioning and open the windows to keep the house feeling comfortable. For most people, lighting up the fireplace is a fleeting thought in the back of their mind, but eventually the time will come to stoke a fire. These same people who forget about their fireplaces until the last minute must battle the masses to find an available service person to inspect and sweep their chimney.
Rather than scrambling just before your holiday gathering to have your chimney swept, you should schedule a regular maintenance appointment now. Usually the busiest time of the year starts in the fall and lasts through the holidays. Many service companies book up several weeks in advance at this time, and as the weeks go by and the temperature drops, any snow and ice may make it impossible to get on the roof anyway.
CallAll American Chimney Service, LLCtoday to make an appointment to have your chimney fully serviced. All American Chimney Service works out of the Louisville, Kentucky area, and travels as far north as Charlestown, Indiana and as far south as Fort Knox, Kentucky.
This company offers affordable chimney sweeping services along with inspections that meet the latest codes set by the National Fire Protection Association. In addition to each of these inspections, the business provides complimentary video scanning of the interior of your chimney using Chim-scan products. The closed circuit video inspection supplies you with an accurate understanding of the state of your chimney and helps you make the best decision on repairs on updates.
Your fireplace and chimney should be inspected annually, but particularly if you have just moved into a new home, your fireplace has been dormant for some time or if you have experienced any issues with the fireplace. The freeze-thaw cycle of winter and any water leaks into the chimney could cause structural damage to the masonry, which should be checked every year. If a fireplace has not been used for a while, such as since last season, birds and other pests may have moved into the chimney and caused a clogged vent. Unknowingly using a fireplace with an obstructed vent can pose serious danger to your home and family.
With summer finishing up and fireplace season just around the corner, there is no better time than now to schedule your chimney sweep and inspection with All American Chimney Service, LLC.