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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!

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