Summer may be the ideal time to forget about winter. Having said that, it’s also the ideal time to remember your chimney maintenance! By scheduling now, you can rest assured that your chimney system is in tip-top shape for the coming fall. Doing this also gives yourself time to make necessary repairs, just in case it isn’t.
Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend annual chimney inspections, as well as routine chimney sweeps, for the safest and most efficient chimney system possible. How you treat your chimney and fireplace this summer affects your system during the burn season. If necessary measures aren’t made a priority, a year of seasonal weather can cause catastrophic damage to the masonry. Don’t forget – this also results in an increased fire risk, a lowered efficiency, and costly repairs!
The Chimney Inspection
By scheduling your CSIA chimney inspection during the summer, you avoid the fall rush. When you schedule an inspection with Robinson Maintenance Repair, Inc., an experienced technician is able to assess the entire chimney system. They diagnose issues early, so that repairs can be made before damage is too devastating. A summer inspection means that you’ll not only have time for the inspection itself, but the repairs will not be rushed, and you won’t be left out in the cold this fall. Without an inspection, you may not be aware of a minor problem that will become a major one by the end of winter! This diagnostic appointment is required by home owners insurance, realtors, code authorities, and more. If you haven’t scheduled yet, summer is a great time to get it done.
The Chimney Sweep
Though different from an inspection, the chimney sweep is just as important. It’s the time that the chimney is cleaned of soot, creosote, debris, and ashes. Without the sweep, creosote can build up on the walls of the chimney, eventually obstructing airflow and becoming a level 3 buildup. This is also called glazed creosote. It is highly flammable and requires a different method of removal. RMR sweeps all types of chimneys including wood, oil, and gas-burning, as well as glazed creosote removal. Our attention to detail means we will see a problem if there is one, recommend an inspection if you need one, and discuss a repair plan that will work for you and your schedule.
As certified professionals, we have put a lot of time and dedication into our expertise. We are proud to offer the best services in the Chicago area. RMR strives to put our customers’ safety and comfort above all else. This is why we not only offer year-round chimney services, but encourage our customers to take advantage of the summer months. It’s never too late to schedule your annual chimney inspection or routine chimney sweep!
Talk to an RMR chimney expert today by calling (847) 290-1883 or filling out our online form.