With the summer season in full swing, it’s the perfect time for chimney maintenance. Doing this during summer can ensure your chimney is clean, safe and ready by the time fall and winter weather sets in again. It’s also better to do it sooner so that you won’t have to worry about it later. If you’re not sure where to start, our chimney and dryer vent cleaning specialists at Batts’ Chimney Services share a few useful tips.
Make Sure the Damper is Closed
For wood-burning fireplaces, their dampers must always be closed when not in use. They’re designed to seal off airflow to prevent indoor air from escaping, which is useful when you have your air conditioner running. Otherwise, the air can easily escape through your chimney and your air conditioner will consume more energy just to maintain indoor temperatures.
Schedule a Proper Chimney Inspection
While a DIY chimney inspection can always be done, it’s not as effective as you won’t be able to spot minor issues like a professional would. It can also be dangerous without the right equipment, and you may even cause damage while inspecting. It’s better and safer to hire a trusted contractor for chimney inspections as professionals have the training and experience necessary to get the job done properly.
Get Your Chimney Cleaned and Repaired
During your chimney inspection, your chimney cap and masonry will be cleaned and checked for signs of damage. Make sure to schedule chimney repairs during the summer as you can make the most out of the weather and get the job done quickly. Inspection and cleaning also go hand in hand and getting them done early during the summer season is recommended so that you won’t get caught up with other homeowners scheduling them at the last minute.
Getting rid of creosote isn’t a simple task that can be done on your own. The safest way to do it is to call a professional. So, when you search “chimney new construction” online, be sure to check out the services that Batts’ Chimney Services offers. Call us today at (205) 956-8207 if you’re in Jefferson County or (256) 660-1338 if you live in Northeast Alabama. You can also fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment.