Fireplace & Chimney Been Inspected Image - Northern Virginia - Winston's ChimneySummer is nearing the end, which means the cold weather months will be here before we know it. For homeowners with a fireplace this may be exciting news. Once Fall and Winter hit, the fireplace will be put to good use, heating the home and offering a cozy and welcoming aesthetic to any household.

An important thing to remember during this time is to schedule your annual chimney cleaning and inspection. Get it in now so you are good to go on those first cold days! Once Fall approaches, every chimney sweep gets booked up fast, so now is the ideal time to get your maintenance started.

How Inspections Help

Many know they need regular upkeep, but not everyone realizes just how important it is for your chimney’s health. Check out a few of the ways that cleanings and inspections keep your chimney in the best condition possible.

  • Eliminate Blockages: When dirt, debris, and excess creosote start building up in your chimney, you will start to face a lot of issues. Not only are these materials highly flammable, but they will eventually block off the pathways that smoke and other toxins use to escape your home. Your fireplace will not run as it should and your family will face potential health hazards.
  • Reduce Risk of Fire: A fire can quickly get out of control, especially in a dirty chimney. The more creosote that is built up, the higher your chances are of experiencing a chimney fire. A chimney fire will cause a lot of damage to your masonry and will likely call for costly home repairs, as well. Avoiding buying replacement parts for your fireplace by getting that inspection scheduled.
  • Prevent Costly Repairs: When an expert checks out your fireplace, they can note any cracks or other signs of damage that may need repair. While most fixes are common and fairly inexpensive to address, these issues need to be taken care of right away. The longer you put off these repairs, the worse damages will become and you may wind up paying a lot more down the line.

Protect Your Home

Above all, regular cleanings will ensure that your home and family stay safe. By reducing the likelihood of chimney fires, preventing toxins from entering the air, and ensuring that all damages are adequately taken care of, you will greatly reduce the risk of unwanted doctor visits and costly home repairs.

Call Winston’s Chimney Service today and let us do the work for you. Our experts will ensure that your fireplace is in top condition and that all the parts are working together as efficiently as possible. When it comes to great customer service, fair prices, and a business you can trust, we are the ones to turn to. Start an appointment today!