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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!

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

Chimney Restoration and Rebuilds

Summer is the best time to do remodels or rebuilds in your home. Whether it’s exterior or interior work, it’s easier to get rid of the things you need to tear out and bring in the supplies you need to complete the work. You don’t have to worry about the cold air coming in or tracking in snow or mud. You don’t need heavy clothes to stay comfortable if you’re working outside and you don’t need to put a coat on if you need to go outside to do some cutting or sawing.

Everything is easier when you don’t have to deal with the cold and wet conditions of winter, and this includes work on your chimney. Whether you’re thinking of restoration work or doing a complete rebuild, summer is the best time. Chim Cheroo Chimney Service is the best chimney company to call for your major repairs or rebuilds.

Chimney Repairs

masonry chimneyYou may think that your chimney looks just fine, and no restoration or rebuild work is necessary. However, there are some things that can go wrong with the inside of your chimney that isn’t visible to the average eyes. It’s so important to have the professionals come in and do a thorough chimney inspection. We may find work that needs to be done to restore your chimney to its maximum efficiency.

One thing that may have happened without you even being aware of is a chimney fire. When most people think of a chimney fire, you think of a roaring, crackling, catastrophic event. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. In fact, because of a lack of oxygen inside your chimney, most chimney fires burn out before the homeowner is even aware of it. This is unfortunate because it means there may be chimney damage that you aren’t aware of. This could include major structural damage that adversely affects your family’s safety. If there are cracks or breaks in the chimney mortar, then dangerous gases could be leaking back into your home.

Chimney Rebuilds

Even if your chimney doesn’t need major rebuilds, you could be looking at restoring your chimney. Whether this means replacing brick from the chimney, tuckpointing to replace mortar that is worn out and looking dingy or redoing the hearth or the fireplace surround, you are looking at major restoration or remodeling.

At Chim Cherro Chimney Service, we can help you out. If you would like your chimney back to its original state or you’d rather go with a completely different look, our technicians have been trained to give you results that will last a lifetime. If you’re ready to give your chimney a new look and better efficiency, give our team a call today!

By Don Rhine on June 26th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Chimney Restoration and Rebuilds