In order to be sure everything is working efficiently and safely, chimney maintenance is a necessity ever year. What happens if you neglect this maintenance? It can lead to hazardous situations, including chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks! This is why national fire safety organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend that homeowners have their chimneys swept and inspected at least once a year. However, it can be easy to forget to make the appointment, which is why Ace Chimney Sweeps offers the option of forward scheduling to our customers. We would like to tell you more about this option. In addition, why it is so important to have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year.
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What exactly is forward scheduling?

Ace Chimney Sweeps asks our customers if they want to schedule their appointment for the next year, after we have swept and inspected their chimneys. This convenient option makes it difficult to neglect the responsibility of ensuring that your chimney poses no safety hazards. We will contact you to remind you of the appointment.

Why do I need to have my chimney swept and inspected every year?

These chimney maintenance services are very important. Why? It ensures that your chimney and fireplace system are working properly. One of the main reasons why you need to have your chimney professionally swept annually? Having all of the creosote removed from its interior walls. Formed naturally during the combustion process of burning wood, creosote sticks to the inner chimney walls. This can accumulate into large deposits. Highly flammable, these deposits can ignite into flames if the internal temperature gets hot enough!

In fact, the CSIA names creosote as one of the leading causes of chimney fires. Another reason why you need to keep up with your chimney maintenance? Making sure that nothing is blocking the chimney’s exit. When Ace Chimney Sweeps inspects your chimney, we will check for flue blockages. Also, we remove any debris that is keeping smoke, gases, and other byproducts of combustion from exiting out of the chimney properly.

Forward scheduling your chimney maintenance appointment is a great way to make sure that you are not neglecting your fireplace and chimney system. Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps today to schedule your appointment for your annual chimney sweeping and inspection!