Whether you have one or multiple chimneys in your home, you will want to make sure that you are getting them inspected at least once a year. If the fireplaces are not used throughout the entire year, then you may want the inspection to come right before it is time to light up the fireplaces for some warmth. Too many people make the mistake of not having their chimneys inspected as often as they should. Some people will hardly ever have them inspected. To help you understand why it is so vital for you to keep up with the inspections, you will want to continue reading.
You Need To Know If There Are Cracks In The Flue
Cracks in the flue are not just some cosmetic concern. This is a safety concern, as these cracks can cause a fire to start in your home. When the flue is cracked, embers from the fire, as well as toxic fumes, can enter your home and cause significant damage. If your house doesn't catch fire, you and your loved ones could end up with carbon monoxide poisoning.
You Need Any Animal Nests Cleared Out
Some small animals, such as birds and tiny mammals, can build nests inside of the chimney or right along the top. Those nests could end up causing a fire once you start using your fireplace. Therefore, it is best to make sure that the entire length of the chimney is inspected for nests.
You Want To Have Masonry Cracks Repaired
If there are a lot of cracks in the masonry, you might find that a lot of the cold outside air and rainwater can make its way into your chimney. This will impact how well your fire will be able to grow and how well you are ultimately going to be able to warm up your house.
Now that you have a much better understanding of the importance of having your chimney properly inspected and that it is done at least every year, you will want to find a company or contractor that you can hire for this job. Simply check online to read through some reviews or talk with your friends and neighbors to see who they use for their chimney inspections and repairs. Make sure that you are calling to make an appointment as soon as possible so you do not have to wait too far in cold weather before you can get a contractor out to your home. After all, it is best to have the chimney thoroughly inspected before you start a fire in the fireplace.
Contact a local chimney inspection company for more information.Share
12 August 2019
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