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It’s Not Too Late To Book Your Fall Cleaning

Fall is well underway, and there are some things that just should have been taken care of by the time the cooler weather hit. One of those jobs is to make sure that your fireplace and chimney are in great shape so that you and your family can be healthy and safe and your home can be safe from the devastating effects of a chimney fire all winter long. But if you’ve neglected to have your chimney inspected and swept over the spring and summer months, don’t panic! You can still give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc a call and we can get you on our schedule before the snow flies!

Why Chimney and Inspection and Cleaning are so Importanthouse behind orange and yellow trees

One of the reasons that people put off having their chimney inspected and cleaned may be because they don’t realize why it’s important. There are several reasons, some cosmetic and some that will actually affect your family’s health and well-being. First, if your chimney has a creosote buildup, it probably smells. Have you noticed a nasty odor when you walk into the family room, one that perhaps gets worse when it’s hot and humid outdoors? That probably means you have a creosote buildup, and the only way to get rid of both the creosote and the odor is to call in the professionals. Creosote is also highly flammable, and even an eighth of an inch of buildup can catch a spark and cause a devastating chimney fire.

Another reason to have Chim Cheroo Chimney Service is that our CSIA certified professionals know exactly what to look for in terms of repair work. For example, if your chimney crown is cracked or if your chimney cap is rusted or bent, you could be getting rain down your chimney that is causing the interior to become weak and cracked. This means that the smoke, rather than being directed out of your chimney, could be getting back into your home. Not only is smoke unpleasant, but the chemicals that are in smoke could also actually cause health issues for you and your family.

Blockages

Another reason you’ll want your chimney inspected is that there could be a blockage in your chimney. This could be because of debris, leaves, or sticks blowing into your chimney or because an animal may have gotten in and built a nest, which was left behind when the critter and its family moved out. These blockages are fire hazards, but they also block the flow of smoke out of your chimney, causing your chimney to work less efficiently.

Call Today

It’s never too late to call to have your chimney inspected and cleaned, but it is easier for us and for you if this is completed before the snow flies, so call now to have your chimney cleaned and inspected before those snowy, wintery days arrive!

By Don Rhine on October 11th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on It’s Not Too Late To Book Your Fall Cleaning

Fall, Football, and Chimney Cleanings

Fall is here and in Ohio, that means colored leaves and cooler weather. But that’s not all it means! When you’re from Ohio, you know that fall weather means football! Ohioans love their football, whether it’s the Ohio State Buckeyes you’re cheering on or you prefer the pros and pick the Cleveland Browns or the Cincinnati Bengals. Shoot – when your state is home to the Football Hall of Fame, you know that football isn’t something that Ohioans take lightly! There’s another thing that you shouldn’t take lightly, and that’s having your chimney cleaned.

Inspection, Cleaning, and Repairs

If you own a home with a fireplace, you should be aware of the need to have your chimney inspected and cleanedfootball on an annual basis. This is important for several reasons. First, if you use your chimney on a regular basis over the course of a winter, there is probably a considerable build-up of creosote on the interior of your chimney. Smoke is made up of the moisture that’s left in the wood you’re burning, which is why it’s important that your wood is properly cured. When the moisture and chemicals that are escaping in the form of smoke hit the cool interior of the chimney, it forms that gunky material called creosote, which is also highly flammable. If even an eighth of an inch of creosote exists, it can catch a spark and start a dangerous chimney fire. Many homeowners that burn with gas don’t realize that gas appliances can also cause a corrosive build-up in the chimney. No matter what type of burning appliance you have, it’s important to have your chimney cleaned on an annual basis.

When Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc comes in and inspects your chimney, we’ll also be looking for areas that are in need of repairs. It’s dangerous to have cracks in your mortar or chimney liner because your chimney won’t be venting those dangerous gases out of your home like it should be, so we are very careful to make sure that we lookout for any danger areas and take care of repairs before you start using your fireplace again. We’ll also take special care to look at your flashing, chimney crown, and chimney cap to make sure that precipitation is being properly directed away from your chimney openings.

Why Now?

Why is fall the perfect time to have your chimney inspected and cleaned? For one thing, repairs that are left unfixed will only become bigger and more expensive. Also, with cooler weather approaching, you’ll soon start wanting to use that fireplace again, and so it’s important to have your chimney ready for that use. That means making sure it’s clear of creosote buildup and other obstructions and that all areas of breakdown have been repaired. Give us a call today and set up an appointment to have your chimney inspected and cleaned, then sit back and enjoy cheering on your favorite team!

By Don Rhine on September 30th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Fall, Football, and Chimney Cleanings