The weather is warming up and now is the time to get a jumpstart on spring cleaning. Most people remember to pick up the yard, clear the gutters, and even plant spring bulbs, but your chimney is one of the areas you won’t want to forget, as well. Here are some reasons why spring is the time to get a chimney cleaning.
Prevent Fire Hazards
The number one reason to get your chimney cleaned is simple – if you don’t it could start a fire. The buildup of soot and creosote in the chimney flue is a safety hazard and can be a potential danger as the deposits accumulate.
There may even be critters, debris, or birds that have fallen or died in your chimney, and that can be a fire hazard too. Get it cleaned and inspected at least once a year to prevent that.
A clean fireplace is a more efficient fireplace, because it’s free from obstructions. You don’t want that soot blocking airflow, so get it cleaned.
You Don’t Use Your Chimney As Often In Spring
Another great reason why spring is the time to get it cleaned, is because you will be using it far less. As the temperature warms up, you’ll find yourself going outside more and using your fireplace less than you did on those bitter cold winter days when you wanted to stay warm and cozy by the fire.
Because you are done using it for the season, it’s the perfect time to start fresh and already have it ready to go by next fall.
If You Get It Done Early, You’ll Get Better Deals/ Flexibility
Finally, the off-season is the best time to get maintenance done on your chimney if you want deals and flexibility. Since you won’t be competing with the people who procrastinate right up until they want to use their fireplace (i.e. The fall), you’ll notice better prices.
You may also notice better service, because you’ll be able to schedule your cleaning and inspection for better days of the week and better times of day, which also means less waiting and less time away from work. That’s a win-win!
So if you’ve been putting off getting your chimney cleaned, take it from our experts and know that now is the time to call for an inspection. Leave the cleaning to the pros this spring and you’ll be ready to light that fireplace come fall.