It’s so important to have your chimney and fireplace inspected every year. Not only will this keep you and your family safe, it will also make sure that your fireplace works properly and efficiently. This, in turn, can save you money. Once you make an appointment to have your fireplace inspected and/or cleaned there are a few things you should do to make your appointment go smoothly.
Stop using your fireplace, gas stove, and woodstove 24 hours before your cleaning and inspection appointment. This is important so your professional chimney sweeps can work with appliances that are totally cooled. The day of your appointment, it’s important to clear the woodstove, fireplace, and mantle area of any fragile items, or anything you wish to keep clean while the sweeping process takes place. A good rule of thumb is to clear 5-6 feet of space for the chimney sweep to work. Professional chimney sweeps encourage customers to watch them work, and to ask questions if they’d like. It is here that you can learn important information about how to better care for your appliances. Spring is just around the corner. Make your appointment to have your fireplace and chimney cleaned today.