As the cold winter weather is moving out of the Elkton, MD area, it is time to get ready for the warmer seasons of spring and summer. Many homeowners are starting to get busy with their spring cleaning routines, and Ace Chimney Sweeps would like to remind you to include your chimney and fireplace on your to-do list this spring. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other national fire safety organizations recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and inspected at least once a year, and spring is the best time to take care of these important maintenance tasks. We would like to tell you why this season is such a good time to make this appointment, and we would also like to share a few tips with you about decorating your fireplace for spring.Decorated Spring Fireplace - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney Sweeps

Why should I make an appointment with Ace Chimney Sweeps to have my chimney swept and inspected this spring?

Spring is the perfect time to have our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps come to your home for this chimney maintenance visit because it is our offseason, which means you will have no problems with scheduling this appointment on the date that is the most convenient for you. You will not have to wait for weeks for this appointment as you would in the fall and winter months. Another reason why this season is the best time to have your chimney swept and inspected is that you will not have to worry about the creosote deposits that have built up over the winter inside your chimney causing a fire hazard or unpleasant odors in the summer. We will make sure to remove every bit of creosote when we are sweeping your chimney. We will also check out the condition of your chimney to see if there is any damage that could lead to water leaks or other problems.

How can I change the look of my fireplace for spring?

After your chimney and fireplace have been serviced, you might be thinking of ways to spruce up the look of your hearth area for the warmer months of the year. No matter what your budget may be, there are a few simple ways to decorate your fireplace for spring and summer. One of the most popular ideas is placing candles inside your fireplace. To make this look more unique, you can add vases or other types of pottery and glassware. If you want to bring some nature into this space, you can arrange plants into and around the fireplace opening. Just make sure this area of your home gets a good amount of sunlight. A contemporary idea for warm weather fireplace decor is to prop a large framed mirror in front of the opening. This can also make the room seem larger.

Be sure to include your chimney and fireplace on your spring cleaning to-do list. Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to make an appointment for our professional chimney maintenance services.