It’s wonderful to enjoy a crackling fire when it’s cold outside. But after the long winter months are over, it’s nice to give the house a good spring cleaning. There’s something about being able to enjoy the warm outside air that makes it especially compelling to get indoor spaces freshened up. But how fresh can your home truly be if the chimney hasn’t been inspected, cleaned, and repaired? Spring is not only a great time for spring cleaning but also chimney repair for your Twin Cities area home.
Most chimneys consist of several parts; a chimney liner, a damper, a smoke chamber, heat-resistant bricks, a slab, and a screen. In order for your chimney to work correctly and funnel fumes, debris, and embers out of your home, all of these parts must be in working order. There are also aesthetics to consider. Common unsightly chimney problems can include broken bricks, crushed or fallen slabs, and defective dampers. All of these issues must be addressed as soon as possible so don’t hesitate to schedule any much-needed chimney repair.
And, in the spring, it’s even easier to schedule a cleaning at a time that’s convenient for you. Homeowners usually think of chimney maintenance in autumn, when cold weather is around the corner. So, if you schedule yours in the spring you can beat the rush.
Getting your fireplace cleaned in springtime will also help to eliminate fireplace smells, which get much worse in warmer weather. A thoroughly clean and swept flue and fireplace make for a cleaner, fresher-smelling home.
By scheduling your chimney repair now, you can even reduce the possibility of corrosion caused by emissions such as creosote. When they are left on the flue liner and moisture gets in, the result could be serious damage which requires costly repairs.
The severity of any damage sustained over the winter and the extent of needed improvements can be determined by a thorough evaluation performed by us at Vent Guys. We offer all levels of chimney inspections which will check the soundness of the structure and flue, basic connections, and damper functionality. In addition, our technician will ensure the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
There’s something about spring cleaning a home that just feels great, and it’s even better when the chimney is clean and repaired as well. Contact us today! For reliable and professional chimney repair in the Twin Cities area, call the Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us and Request Service.