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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Chimney

Fireplace & Chimney Cleaning - VA Chimney SweepsSpring is the perfect time to ensure your chimney is properly swept and cleaned, so it’s ready when colder weather arrives again. It may not be the most exciting way to spend some of your free time in the beautiful spring weather, but it is important, and you will be glad you did.

The Convenience of Spring Cleaning

Most people wait until fall to have their chimneys serviced. Scheduling your cleaning during this time means that you may have to wait longer for service due to peak demand. But scheduling your cleaning during the spring (when there is less demand), you’ll have your chimney cleaned at a time that is most convenient for your schedule.

Detect Any Problems Ahead of Time

Over time, the harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on chimneys and cause damages to the mortar, brickwork, and crown, for example. Cracks in the masonry or flue can allow rainwater to enter the chimney, mix with creosote and cause flue liner corrosion. Having your chimney inspected and cleaned in the spring gives plenty of time to make any necessary repairs. The last thing a homeowner wants is not being able to use the fireplace in the dead of winter, especially if it is their primary source of heat.

Eliminate Creosote

Frequent fireplace use may lead to a build-up of creosote deposits on the chimney walls. Creosote build-up reduces the airflow through the chimney, is highly combustible and is the number one cause of chimney fires. Also, creosote is acidic and when it mixes with moisture, it becomes smoky and can accelerate deterioration of the chimney. Clean your chimney in the spring to get rid of creosote, prolong the chimney’s life and ensure a safe environment for everyone in your home.

Enjoy Spring Chimney Cleaning Discounts

Spring is a time of year when chimney cleaning is not in high demand. This is also the time of year when we offer valuable money saving coupons and discounts on many of our chimney services. Schedule your annual spring cleaning and inspection appointment to enjoy these discounts and save some money too.

richmond va chimney sweep prosSpring Chimney Cleaning: Professional or DIY?

Since spring is the best time to clean your chimney, will you do it yourself or contact a professional chimney sweep? Before deciding on the former, it’s very important to know that chimney cleaning is messy and dangerous work for an inexperienced homeowner.

If you don’t have the knowledge or the equipment for effective cleaning, it is best to leave it to the experts. Our certified chimney sweeps use state of the art chimney cleaning tools, equipment and techniques that will ensure your fireplace is safe for use while saving you time and money.

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