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Don't Neglect Chimney Maintenance in the Summer: Why it's Important to Maintain Your Chimney Year-Round

Timing Is Everything: Summer is the time of year when we experience the heaviest rainstorms. By catching minor cracks or repairs early on, you can prevent costly floods. Scheduling a chimney sweep in the summer allows you to beat the rush of fall and ensure timely service. Avoid the difficulty of trying to schedule a chimney service when everyone on your street realizes they need one at the same time.

Why Should I Get My Chimney Swept? Regular chimney sweeping is crucial because as you burn wood in the fireplace, a layer of smoke residue called creosote begins to build up on the surfaces inside your chimney. This creosote is highly flammable and can lead to a dangerous chimney fire if too much builds up. Additionally, routine chimney sweeps can extend the life of your flue system. Creosote and soot contain corrosive chemicals that, when combined with moisture buildup, can prematurely corrode your flue system. By getting your chimney swept regularly, you can mitigate this risk.

Don’t wait until fall to think about chimney maintenance. Take care of your chimney this summer to avoid potential risks and ensure the longevity of your chimney system. Contact us for professional chimney maintenance services.