Make Sure Your Fireplace Is Ready for Burn Season
By Doug Hetsch
October 30, 2018
One of the most important seasonal home maintenance is preparing your fireplace and chimney for cooler weather. It is important to take care of your annual chimney maintenance services before your life gets too hectic, especially with the holidays around the corner.
Since 2006, All American Chimney Service has been sweeping and inspecting the chimneys of the Louisville area. We are here to serve all of your chimney needs and to make sure your fireplace is safe. To help you better understand the importance to having your chimney professionally swept and inspected before burn season, we would like to tell you more about our chimney maintenance services.
According to the leading national industry experts such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), homeowners need to have their chimneys professionally swept at least once a year. The main reason for this is the accumulation of creosote, which is a fact of life when you have a wood-burning fireplace.
As condensation occurs during the combustion process, creosote develops and sticks to the interior of your chimney. If it continues to build up, it can cause odor problems and become a fire hazard. A leading cause of chimney fires, creosote is highly flammable. When All American Chimney Service sweeps your chimney, we make sure to remove every bit of creosote out of your chimney.
When our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps and inspects chimneys, we check to make sure there are no blockages that could force toxic gases like carbon monoxide back into your living spaces. Our experts will run a video camera through the inside of the flue to check for structural issues inside your chimney that would prevent your fireplace from venting properly.
We check for damage on the exterior of your chimney and look for issues like cracked, loose, and missing bricks and mortar joints. These types of issues prevent your chimney from protecting the inside of the home. When finished, we provide a written evaluation of the condition of your chimney and fireplace, which includes photographs. If problems are found, you will receive an honest written estimate of the repair work needed.
Call Us Today!
Make sure your fireplace is ready for the holidays.Contact ustoday at All American Chimney Service at502-435-2364to make your annual professional chimney maintenance service appointment!