When it comes to fireplace care, there are some things you can do that will help your system stay healthier over time and there are some practices that can do a lot of damage. Knowing the ins and outs of what to do and what not to do can save you a lot of time and money down the line, which is why our crew is here to help you every step of the way. Check out some tips below!
DO Have Your Chimney Inspected
First and foremost, invest in annual inspections and cleanings. This is probably the most beneficial thing you can do for your system! By having a CSIA certified sweep look things over, you can ensure any creosote and excess debris is regularly cleared out, which will minimize your risk of chimney fires significantly.
Along with this, the sweep will check for any holes, cracks, decay, or other potential damage. They can then replace any necessary parts and address deterioration before you light a fire and put your home in danger.
DON’T Put Off Maintenance
Like we said annual maintenance is a must, so don’t put off any cleanings or repair work, as this could hurt the appliance down the line. Using a chimney that is dirty or damaged will increase your chances of experiencing a house fire or gas leak, and nobody wants their loved ones facing that risk.
Along with this, no remodels or roof projects should be done without first having an in-depth inspection performed by a CSIA certified professional. Certain clearances and regulations must be met when renovations are being completed and, by plunging in without getting approval first, you could find yourself needing to modify things in the near future.
No one wants to finish up a big project, only to discover it needs to be undone. Schedule that inspection right away to avoid some major headaches later on.