As temperatures rise and the weather gets nicer, many get the urge to tackle those home projects and deep cleaning tasks they’ve been putting off all winter. Well, if this is the case for you, the team at Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County has something to add to your to-do list – a chimney inspection.
But wait? A chimney inspection in the spring? We get that it seems a bit odd to invest in chimney maintenance right at the end of the burning season, especially when your system isn’t bound to see much use for the next few months. But this is actually an ideal time to book an inspection!
Check out the benefits of giving us a call and getting your appointment on the books today. You won’t regret it.
Addressing Repairs Early
So, picture this. It’s the beginning of fall, and the weather is just starting to cool down after a long, hot summer. Leaves are on the ground, you’ve got your pumpkins out, and the only thing you need to set the mood for a perfect evening is a cozy fire in the fireplace.
Only there’s a problem. While you scheduled your inspection right on time, the sweep discovered damages that now need to be addressed, and you weren’t able to get in right away since this is a reputedly busy season for sweeps.
Now you’re stuck waiting weeks for costly, time-consuming repairs – not ideal.
Fortunately, this scenario isn’t real (yet) and there’s still time to avoid it. By scheduling an inspection now, you ensure repairs are addressed long before the start of your burning season. This way, you’ll be good to go on that first chilly evening!
Along with this, some repairs can take some time if the damage is bad enough. Ease your mind by ensuring it’s all taken care of now. Come fall, you’ll be glad you did.
Tackling Leaks & Waterproofing
Another great service to tackle early is waterproofing. In fact, if you have a leaky chimney, spring is the best time to invest in any repairs and leak prevention services. If you’re experiencing flashing issues, cracking in your crown, a missing or broken chimney cap, or crumbling brickwork or mortar, tackling them now will ensure they don’t get worse – and they’re usually prominent right after the cold season!
It’s also beneficial for the sweep to note how the freeze/thaw process may have affected your masonry over the winter. All in all, water damage contributes to rusted metal parts, rotting woodwork, stained walls/ceilings, clogs in the flue, decay, and more, all of which you definitely want to avoid.
Get these repairs and waterproofing done while the weather is nice, so you’re not left stressing about leaks and damage every time a bad storm strikes.
Prevent Animal Entry
During the spring and summer months, it’s not uncommon for birds, raccoons, squirrels, and other critters to find their way into your chimney and set up camp. This causes lots of problems down the line, such as smelly odors, blockages, fire hazards, and more.
Not to mention, some species of birds, like the chimney swift, are protected by federal law thanks to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That means once they’re in, there’s no removing them until they leave on their own!
If you call in one of our techs early, we’ll ensure your chimney cap is fitted well and securely installed. Don’t have a chimney cap? We can put one in. This way you won’t be left with any unwanted visitors throughout the weeks ahead.
Get Your Sweeping Done Early
Did you know that once temps rise outside and you crank up your A/C, the draft in your chimney reverses? This can lead to unpleasant creosote-related odors entering your living space, which is less than ideal. And if you have moisture or water damage, you can expect those odors to creep in, too.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your sweeping done well before these issues arise? A thorough sweeping (along with an inspection and any necessary repair work) will keep those unpleasant smells at bay, ensuring you always come back to a fresh and welcoming home all summer long.
Guaranteeing More Convenience
One of the best parts about setting up your appointment now? There is simply a much bigger range of time slots available than there will be this fall. What tends to happen once fall weather starts to come back around is that everyone gets the same idea at once – schedule a fireplace inspection! This means we get calls coming in left and right.
If you contact us now, you’ll avoid the hassle of working around everyone else’s schedule. We strive to allow all of our customers appointments on the day and time that works best for them, but it’s harder to do later in the year.
Pick up the phone and get your spot on our books today, so we can help you out when it’s most convenient for you!
Here for Crofton & its Surrounding Areas
If you live in Crofton, Pasadena, Severna Park, or somewhere else nearby, please reach out to the Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County team today. We look forward to helping out with all of your chimney and fireplace-related needs!