When you are making your spring cleaning To-Do List, don’t forget about your chimney system! It has been working hard all winter long, and now it’s time for a thorough cleaning. A clean chimney will not only give you a more pleasant spring, but it will also keep your chimney working smoothly all year long.

How a Chimney Sweep Helps You

Schedule Your Chimney Sweep This Spring - Chicago IL - Robinson Maintenance RepairYou get the most benefit when scheduling a chimney sweep in the spring. A dirty chimney starts to stink as soon as the temperatures begin to climb, but a clean chimney will smell fresh and look great, and it won’t run you out of the house on a rainy day. During the warm months as the humidity rises, it causes the moisture to mingle with the soot and creosote, which then leaves behind a stinky chimney. In addition to the humidity and warm temperatures, the warm air inside the chimney is also being pushes back down, causing your house to smell bad. And when you get the desire to simply sit down with your family and enjoy a night in next to the fire, instead, it will smell like a dirty barbecue grill.

Avoid Odors, Animal Intrusion, and More

When you schedule a chimney sweep, you will get more than just a thorough cleaning. They also assess your chimney. If your chimney is missing a vital part, like a cap, you might get a visitor, such as a squirrel or a bird. This can be avoided by simply installing a new cap. The main responsibility of chimney sweeps is to make sure your chimney is working properly according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

What to Expect

At Robinson Maintenance Repair, we use state-of-the-art equipment to complete chimney sweeps in one and two-story chimneys. We clean chimneys of all fuel types. While we’re at it, we look for any issue that may concern the safety and efficiency of your system, and we also offer a detailed report at the end. In some cases, we may even opt for a video inspection if a hazard is suspected – this service can keep you and your family safe!

While we’re in your home, you can expect the utmost professionalism from our technician. We make sure to cover all areas around the chimney as we prepare for the cleaning. This prevents dust, particles, and carcinogen materials from escaping into the house. We use brushes and high-powered vacuum systems to complete the job. We leave your home just the way we’ve found it, except without the odors.

If your chimney have not been swept or inspected in the last 12 months? You need to schedule an appointment with us right now to avoid a dirty chimney this spring and summer. Call (847) 290-1883 or request an estimate online today.