When the frigid temps, ice, and wind of winter arrive, you’re glad you have your chimney to keep you warm. However, in order to ensure the safety of your family and home, you need to make sure that your chimney is properly serviced. According to experts, chimneys, fireplaces, and vents should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year. Don’t wait until Old Man Winter arrives to have your chimney serviced! Calling in a professional well before the cold weather arrives is your best bet.
Why Have Your Chimney Serviced During the Spring or Summer
So, why is it better to have your chimney serviced when the weather is warm? There are several reasons, actually. Here’s a look at just a few.
To beat the traffic. Many homeowners wait until right before cold weather arrives – or when it has already blown in – to have their chimney serviced. As such, professional chimney servicing companies experience a lot of traffic during this time of the year. If you wait until then, too, you may have a hard time getting an appointment and may not be able to use your fireplace when you actually need it (or you could be tempted to use it before it’s serviced, creating an unsafe situation).
To ensure safety. By avoiding the traffic that’s associated with late-season chimney servicing, you’ll have a lot easier time getting an appointment with a professional. When your chimney is serviced, you’ll have confidence knowing that it’s safe and ready to use when the cold weather does arrive. Plus, it’s safer for the technicians who will be servicing your chimney to do the job when the weather is warm, as they won’t have to contend with the snow, ice, and other dangerous conditions.
To save costs. Another good reason to have your chimney serviced during the warm weather is the amount you’ll save. Professional chimney servicing companies tend to charge more during the cold-weather season, as the traffic for these services is a lot higher. During the spring and summer, when business is slower, these companies tend to charge significantly lower rates.