With warm weather on the horizon, you are likely looking forward to spending time outdoors. Higher temperatures mean you are ready to close your fireplace for the year too. Even if you do not intend to use it in the coming months, you should not stop maintaining your fireplace and chimney. Chimneys require the same care you pay to the rest of the house. As you start spring cleaning your home, call a professional to inspect your chimney. Advanced Chimney Sweeps, a chimney sweeping and repair service in Atlanta, explains why you should contact an expert to inspect your chimney this spring.
Clean build-up after seasonal use
When you use your fireplace, smoke passes up through the chimney and into the outside air. But particles are left behind as smoke goes through the flue. This can lead to build-up that can clog your chimney if left alone. Regular chimney sweeping and cleaning can avoid problems caused by this build-up. The cleaning process can be dangerous, so it is best to be completed by an expert. A professional can determine if it is time to clean your fireplace or chimney during an inspection.
Spot hidden moisture damage
Moisture is one of the most prominent dangers to chimney structure. Water from the outdoors, whether it is from rain, snow, or condensation, can seep into the porous material of your chimney. As temperatures change, this water can expand and break the brick or stone structure of your chimney. This can require costly repairs down the road. An inspection conducted by an expert can spot subtle signs of moisture in your chimney and stop problems before they start.
Ensure safety for all features
Your chimney and fireplace are composed of several parts to ensure the passage of smoke from your home to the exterior occurs smoothly and safely. Over time, these mechanisms can endure wear and tear, which may affect their ability to function. If parts of this system do not work properly, operating your fireplace could become dangerous. A chimney professional can inspect signs of damage and make necessary repairs well in advance of when you are ready to use your fireplace again.
Chimney sweeping services in Atlanta
Advanced Chimney Sweeps offers sweeping, inspections, and repairs for chimneys and fireplaces in the greater Atlanta area. Maintenance for your chimney or fireplace should happen all year. To get an estimate for your job, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 770.884.6475.