Summer is almost over! It is time to start getting ready for your kids to go back to school. Once your family has adjusted back to the school routine, your schedule may become overwhelmed with appointments. Not to mention, events for the holidays will arrive before you realize it. Your fireplace is most likely the centerpiece of your home during the holiday entertaining season. This is why it is important that you take care of your annual professional chimney maintenance services now.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected – before lighting the first fire of the year. Ace Chimney Sweeps has been providing professional chimney sweeping and inspection services to residents of the Elkton, Maryland area for over 20 years! We strongly suggest that you schedule this important appointment with us in the late summer. You will have an easier time scheduling for the most convenient time for you. In addition, you will not have to wait for weeks for our visit, as the fall is our busiest time of the year. We would like to tell you more about what you can expect from our chimney maintenance services.Chimney Sweeper on Roof - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeping

Do you have a wood-burning fireplace? If so, your chimney will most likely have a considerable amount of creosote deposits stuck to the inner walls. This residue forms naturally during the combustion process of burning wood and accumulates on the interior chimney walls. This can become a dangerous fire hazard! Creosote is so flammable that the CSIA has named it as a leading cause of chimney fires. If the internal temperature of your chimney gets hot enough, it can ignite creosote deposits into flames.

The main reason why it is so important to have your chimney professionally swept before fireplace season begins? Having all of the creosote removed from your chimney. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at Ace Chimney Sweeps will take great care to reduce the risk of a chimney fire. So, you will have peace of mind during the holidays as you gather around the fireplace with your family and friends.

Chimney Inspection

You can also trust Ace Chimney Sweeps to professionally inspect your chimney. We make sure no damage or other problems exist that could cause your fireplace to be unsafe to use. Also, we will take a look to see if any debris could be blocking the flue. If we find any type of blockage we can remove it. This allows your chimney to properly exhaust and not pose a threat of carbon monoxide leaks! Our sweeps will also closely examine the components of your chimney, including the masonry, chimney cap, and liner. We will be looking for any damage that could lead to a hazardous situation. If we find any problem, we will provide you with a written explanation with photos of the damage. You will also receive a written estimate of the repairs needed to make your chimney safe to use.

Beat the fall rush and start planning today for your annual chimney maintenance services. Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule an appointment with our CSIA-certified chimney technicians. Make sure your fireplace is ready to use on the first cool night this fall!