Spring is finally here! So just as you made preparations for your chimney before the winter season started to kick in, the same should also be done in spring. You may be wondering why. Now remember that water is not a chimney’s friend, and all the melted ice left by winter can leave a devastating blow to your chimney. It could cause permanent damage that just can’t be repaired; there might even be a chance that a new chimney has to be installed. You wouldn’t want that to happen, right? That’s why we at White Glove Chimney have created a checklist to guide you through the transitions your chimney will encounter.
What You Should Do
First on the list are the flue and the flue liner. These parts play a huge role in making sure that the smoke that is produced after open combustion is properly taken out of the house by way of the chimney. These parts are responsible for ensuring that there is enough draft inside the chimney to pull out all the unwanted air.
When the flue and the liner have cracks and holes, negative air pressure is created and not enough draft is produced. As a consequence, the smoke stays in the house instead of going out the chimney. This is very, very dangerous. You and the other people inside the house are in danger of inhaling harmful toxins in the smoke. This is when you seriously need to consider repairing or replacing the flue or the liner. When the flue or the flue liner needs to be replaced, the fireplace or any appliance connected to the chimney should not be used. Chimney relining is very important because this will directly affect the overall performance and functionality of your chimney.
Next on the checklist is having a chimney cap installed. Since water is really something that can pose a threat to chimneys, this will do the trick. The chimney cap functions as the primary defense system of the chimney not only against water but from many kinds of obstructions as well such as small animals and leaves.
Inspection and sweeping are also very important to maintain the cleanliness and efficiency of your chimney. This is also a must on your checklist because this will guide our CSIA-licensed sweeps on the things they need to do with your chimney. In this procedure, the flue is checked using a special kind of video camera to see whether or not it needs to be repaired, relined or replaced.
Who You can Trust
All of these can be made easy once you call us, White Glove Chimney. We can easily figure out the proper steps to be taken after we do our routine inspection. We have the best people in town and we can guarantee trustworthy, reliable service because we know that you deserve only the best.