. Although your chimney is likely the last thing on your mind, summer is ideal for scheduling its annual upkeep. Since 1986, Ace Chimney Sweeps has been sweeping and inspecting the chimneys of the Elkton, MD area. It is much easier to schedule an appointment with one of our chimney professionals during the spring and summer months. Start being proactive with your chimney maintenance today! We’ll go over the reasons why you should call today and what to expect during our service.

Why is it a good idea to schedule my maintenance services appointment with Ace Chimney Sweeps early?house with large magnifying glass over chimney

When you have your chimney swept and inspected by our chimney sweeps in the spring or summer, you beat the fall rush. Once a chill hits the air, everyone wants to use their fireplace. Since many homeowners wait until then to start scheduling, our calendar is packed full.  September through January we are very busy. So busy, you might have to wait a few weeks before you can find a date and time that is convenient. It can be challenging to schedule this appointment because you will need to be home when we service your chimney.

You also will want to have your chimney inspected before fall because national fire safety experts recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and inspected before lighting the first fire of the year. If you procrastinate, you may have to wait until after the holidays have started to have this important task completed.

What can I expect from a sweeping and inspection from Ace Chimney Sweeps?

Our chimney maintenance service begins with placing drop cloths or tarps over the furniture and flooring around your fireplace. This protects your home from soot, dust, and other debris. Next, we use specialized tools such as rotating brushes on extended rods to sweep the inside of your chimney. During this, we will also have a high-powered vacuum that goes up the chimney to collect excess soot or debris.

While inside, we will check the condition of the systems interior components. Once we finish there, we head outside to check the cap, bricks and mortar joints. The last thing we will do is light a small fire in your fireplace for a smoke test to make sure your chimney vents properly. If any problems are found, we will give you a written explanation of the issue as well as a fair and honest written estimate of the repair work needed.

Avoid the fall rush this year! Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule your appointment for your annual professional chimney maintenance services with our professional chimney sweeps.