When we think about summer, what typically comes to mind is backyard barbecues, warm sunny evenings, days at the beach, blooming plant life, and… chimney maintenance? Eh, not so much.
When it comes to chimney care, most put off repairs and maintenance until the cooler fall and winter months. However, getting chimney maintenance done in the fall may turn out to be more stressful and costly than you’d think. Even connecting with chimney companies later in the year – as their schedule books fill up – can be a challenge. Because of this, we encourage you to schedule any repairs sooner, rather than later.
Now Is the Perfect Time for Masonry Repairs
One of the more common chimney-related repairs we completing is tuckpointing broken mortar joints. That said, your mortar and masonry materials need to be fixed in a specific temperature range to properly cure and deliver long-lasting results. And while many of these fixes can be done in winter with the right tools and technology, it’ll be more of a temporary solution.
It’s also better to waterproof chimneys this time of year. The materials will be able to appropriately dry out, and you won’t run the risk of more water entering in the meantime. Moreover, warmer temperatures are needed for repairs like flashing replacement, chimney cricket installation, and crown repairs, so that, again, the materials can cure properly.
If you wait for the winter season to perform many of these repairs, you’re bound to experience delays, and you’ll have to bear the consequences, discomfort, and risks of not having a well-maintained chimney and fireplace when your burning seasons begins. Call now to get it out of the way early!
More Convenient Scheduling
One of the perks of scheduling chimney repairs early in summer is the higher amount of openings available. The demand for chimney inspections, chimney sweepings, and chimney repairs is not as high during the summer season, so it’s easier and more convenient to connect and schedule repairs with reliable chimney companies like Ashbusters. Scheduling maintenance and repairs now also means there won’t be any delays come fall, and you’ll be ready to build fires on those first cold days.
If you wait until the winter season, company lines are busy because everyone’s trying to get a slot for a chimney inspection – meaning delays, inconvenience, and a whole lot of frustration.
Increased Home Safety
Waiting for the fall season to have your chimney inspected and repaired creates more risk for your home and family’s safety. Different issues include carbon monoxide leaks, the buildup of harmful creosote, or a blocked flue due to animal invasion or debris buildup. These situations could potentially lead to health hazards and chimney fires, but can be prevented by securing an early appointment with an expert.
Early scheduling is also safer for our crew. Working on icy and slippery roofs can be a source of injury. We want to protect our team’s health and safety too, so scheduling early in summer is a win-win for you and your trusted team of sweeps.
Improved Home Value
Modern fireplace systems are known to help boost your home’s value, but only if they’re properly maintained. Which is why annual inspections are a must! That said, delaying your appointment can actually wind up hurting the value of your property.
You might not have had any issues with your chimney a year ago, but that doesn’t mean everything’s working great now. Because of frequent usage or changing weather conditions, your chimney may have developed several issues in the past 12 months. These include chimney cap damage, water damage due to leaks, creosote buildup, and even birds nesting inside the flue. By work with an experienced chimney repair company like us, these issues can be detected, fixed, and then prevented for recurring down the line – helping to protect your investment for the long haul.
Early scheduling for chimney sweeping and chimney repairs also helps you save money. Trust us – preventative maintenance is less expensive than addressing home or chimney damage caused by appointment delays. Trusted chimney companies like us can spot and resolve chimney issues early, so that you don’t have to invest in major repairs or rebuilds later on.
Putting off needed care can lead to chimney fires, masonry deterioration, harmful blockages, and more, so schedule with us today.
Peace of Mind
Securing chimney inspections and repairs early in summer gives you peace of mind and grants that confidence you need knowing everything will be ready for use when the coldest season of the year comes back around. Fall and winter are notorious for being busy months, so getting this maintenance done now ensures you can focus on the things you need to – like family get-together, back-to-school events, and holiday shopping – during winter and fall.
If you want to skip the stress and have that peace of mind knowing everything’s in order, contact us now for an appointment. Working with a competent team like Ashbusters gives you a full sense of security, knowing your system is in the best hands possible. With over 30 years of experience under our belts, we make sure every area is covered and any potential fires hazards are identified and resolved, keeping you, your family, and your home safer with every season.
While chimney care isn’t usually at the forefront of anyone’s mind during these warm summer days, we encourage you to take time to book your early repairs with our reputable crew at Ashbusters today.
For heightened convenience, peace of mind, and time and money savings, schedule with us today.