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Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Burning Season?

When the air starts to cool down and the leaves start to change color, the neighbors start burning leaves and high school stadium lights start shining on Friday nights, then it’s time to start thinkingfireplace burning wood about making sure that your fireplace is ready for the days of fire-burning that are just around the corner. Are you prepared for the upcoming burning season? There are several things that you need to check to make sure that your fireplace is clean and safe before you start burning again.

What To Look For

Have you noticed a peculiar odor coming from your fireplace? How about some grit and grime floating down your chimney? Well, it may be that you have a build-up of creosote on the interior of your chimney, and that’s not a good situation. When you burn wood in a fireplace, moisture that is left in the wood escapes, and along with it chemicals. This is why it’s so important to make sure that your wood has been cured for at least six months after cutting it, and longer is better. So, when this moisture hits the cool interior of the fireplace, it condenses and forms a grimy buildup, which is creosote. It smells and it’s dirty, but even worse, it’s highly flammable and can easily catch a spark and cause a chimney fire. This is true at even an eighth of an inch of creosote buildup.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is cracks in your mortar. If you notice that the ceiling surrounding your fireplace or the wallpaper or wallboard is looking soft or weak or discolored, it could very well be that your chimney is leaking. This could be caused by a variety of things, and one of those things is weak or cracked mortar. Those cracks can let moisture in, and that’s a problem because it can cause instability in your chimney structure.

Speaking of leaks, there are other places that might be leaking as well. You’ll want to make sure that your flashing is secured and that your chimney cap is in good shape, with no rust or loose spots that might let leaks or animals in. You’ll also want to make sure that the bricks in your chimney are secure and in place.

Does it seem as though there are a lot of things that you need to make sure are secure before you use your fireplace for the season? Do you feel like you aren’t knowledgeable or skilled enough to make sure that your fireplace is ready for a fire? It’s probably true. You probably aren’t. So who should you call? Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc.

Why Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

When you call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, you are getting professionals who are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified and have over thirty years of experience in taking care of the chimneys in Mansfield and North Central Ohio. We’re the experts to call for all your chimney care needs!

By Don Rhine on September 16th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Burning Season?

Save on Chimney Services with a Coupon!

Who doesn’t love a deal! Although not everyone is a coupon-cutter, no one will turn down a deal when it’s offered. There are significant savings to be had if you watch for the good deals, so it pays to chim cheroo logolook at the ads or websites of those places where you shop to see if any offers are being made at the time you’re making a purchase, especially if it’s a bigger priced item. We usually think about this as referring to grocery items, but all types of dealerships offer price-cutting options, whether it’s an end-of-season sale at a car dealership or a retail store offering a good price on clearance items. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, although our pricing is already low, we like to offer our customers coupon deals on our services just to keep the savings going!

Services We Offer

People know that Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc does a great job on all chimney care needs. We do thorough inspections, and when our CSIA certified sweeps take care of cleaning your chimney, you know that all blockages and creosote will be gone and your fires will burn safely and efficiently. But did you know that we can take care of big jobs as well? When it comes to major chimney damage, our expert staff is trained to take care of any problems your chimney may have. If you notice that your chimney is leaking, give us a call. We can diagnose the problem and get it taken care of, whether the problem is a worn-out chimney cap, cracked chimney crown, loose flashing, or a cracked or ill-fitting chimney liner. And if your chimney has major structural problems, we can take care of that as well. We specialize in anything chimney related, so if you need tuckpointing done, we can do it. If it’s a bigger job, like rebuilding parts of the chimney to stabilize it, we can do that, too.


If you’re looking for products for your fireplace, we can help you there as well. We know how important it is to purchase quality items, so at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we sell only the top brands that will stand the test of time. Our customers’ safety and satisfaction is our number one priority, so we only sell items that we know will work well and last, while meeting all the safety regulations the industry has set. You can count on us to stand behind our products as well.

Call Now

Now is the perfect time to give us a call and set an appointment for an inspection and cleaning, or to stop in and purchase a new appliance. As winter gets closer, more people will start scheduling these appointments, so beat the winter rush and set an appointment today. Be sure to check out our website for our coupon specials as well!

By Don Rhine on August 31st, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Save on Chimney Services with a Coupon!