Summer is full of swimming pools, air conditioning, and camping out. While you’re enjoying your summer you probably don’t want to think about your chimney and fireplace, but it’s important to have it ready for fall. With fall comes burning season, and you don’t want to get caught in cold weather without a chimney you know you can operate safely.
The best way to know your chimney is ready is to schedule your annual chimney inspection now.
The Experts Recommend Chimney Inspections
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends regular chimney sweeps and annual chimney inspections for efficient and safe use of the chimney system.
Officials Require Chimney Inspections
Real Estate agents and companies require an inspection before a property is sold or transferred. Most homeowners Insurance companies require an annual inspection of the chimney system as well. Finally, if you have experienced a flue fire, authorities may require an inspection to determine cause.
Why Have it Done Before Fall
When you schedule your inspection in summer and have it completed before fall, you will have less of a headache in the long-run.
- Beat the fall rush
When you schedule your inspection during the summer, you avoid the busy fall rush. Summer is the off-season for chimney sweep companies, so during this time customers have a better chance of getting the work done on their schedules. Getting caught in the fall rush means limited availability so homeowners can easily get caught waiting for an appointment, unable to use the chimney and fireplace until it’s completed.
- Have repairs done during the summer
When you have your chimney inspected during the summer customers have more time to make necessary repairs before fall comes. If your chimney needs even minor repairs they should be completed as soon as possible to avoid more damage to the system. Damage can allow moisture into the chimney over an entire summer, and in the fall this moisture freezes and thaws, causing even more damage to the structure. Summer inspections mean you can make summer repairs.
- Avoid animal nesting in your chimney
Spring is the time that animals are nesting, and small animals are notorious for entering chimneys and nesting there in the warm, dry space. Scheduling inspections during the summer will make homeowners aware of any problems resulting from animal habitation, or any other debris left in the chimney from spring storms.
At White Glove we put your safety first, always. We follow the recommendations of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and encourage homeowners to schedule yearly inspections. These should be completed yearly, regardless of the time of year. However, having the inspections before fall each year ensures that the chimney is ready for burn season. Forward scheduling these inspections is an even better idea.
A White Glove chimney sweep is ready to complete your inspection and have you ready for fall. Call White Glove Chimney and Air Duct today or schedule an appointment online.