Take Care of Your Chimney Maintenance Early


As soon as summer ends, the schedules of many families start to fill up with school and sporting events. You can be so busy that the holiday season arrives before you have taken care of everything on your to-do list. One of your favorite spots in your home to gather with family and friends during the fall and winter is your fireplace, but if you forget to have your chimney swept and inspected, it may not be safe to light a fire on the first cool day of autumn. Ace Chimney Sweeps recommends that you go ahead and make your professional chimney maintenance appointment with us now instead of waiting until after fall has begun. Since 1986, we have provided sweep on rooftopsuperior comprehensive chimney services to the Elkton area, and we would like to tell you why it is so important to have your chimney swept and inspected early.

Why should I take care of my chimney before fall?

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), you should have your chimney professionally swept and inspected before you light the first fire of the year. This annual chimney maintenance appointment is essential to ensure that your chimney and fireplace system will work safely and efficiently throughout the winter. If you wait too long to contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to make an appointment, you may not be able to schedule it on the most convenient date and time for you. It may also be difficult to find an opening in our schedule to take care of your chimney before the holidays. Once September arrives, our CSIA-certified sweeps have a calendar that is filled with appointments through the end of the year. We strongly recommend to our customers to make their annual chimney maintenance service appointments with us during the spring and summer.

What can I expect from a chimney maintenance service appointment with Ace Chimney Sweeps?

We will arrive on time to your home and begin our visit by laying down drop cloths over the area surrounding your fireplace to protect it from getting dirty as we sweep the chimney. We will then set up a high-powered vacuum into your chimney to catch creosote, soot, and other debris as we use specialized tools like rotating brushes on extended rods to sweep the chimney. During the sweeping process, we will make sure your fireplace is properly connected to the chimney, and we will inspect the condition of the bricks, mortar joints, crown, chimney cap, and other parts of the exterior chimney. Before we leave, we will conduct a brief smoke test to be sure your chimney has no problems with venting.

Beat the fall rush! Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance service appointment. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps are here to make sure everything will work safely and efficiently this fall and winter.

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