Regular chimney cleaning is the best and only way to ensure the health of your fireplace. You also don’t want to jeopardize your health and that of your family members. Homeowners often neglect to hire a professional to take care of regular chimney cleanings and inspections. This mistake doesn’t help in the long run. Here at Champion Chimneys, we always put safety first. Here are some chimney cleaning mistakes that you don’t want to make!
All chimneys should have an annual cleaning and inspection. Never hold off on them because that puts your home at risk. It’s no longer winter, but if you have yet to have a chimney cleaning or inspection, then it’s not too late. Homeowners usually call chimney inspection companies right before winter hits. Winter is a busy time for chimney companies. Therefore, if you schedule a cleaning or inspection right now, you’ll be ahead of the game.
Putting Too Much Trust in Sweeping Products
Ah, the DIY determination. A lot of homeowners believe that they can save a pretty penny, but taking on home improvement projects themselves. Sweeping logs promise to reduce the amount of creosote in a chimney, but nothing compares to the value that we can provide. Plus, because we keep safety first and know what we’re doing, you don’t have to put yourself at risk. Champion Chimney’s number one priority is keeping you and your family safe. Let us handle the hard work.
Trying to Clean Your Chimney Yourself
Don’t try this at home. Some homeowners take a flashlight, a long brush, and a cloth and attempt to clean out their chimneys. This practice is very unsafe. If your chimney has never had a cleaning, or it’s been a while, there is probably a lot of creosote in there. If this applies to you, then you need a professional chimney sweep to handle this job. Our chimney sweeps have the expertise and equipment to perform such a task safely. We can also identify other, potentially threatening issues that may require further attention.
The Main Takeaway
Your house should be your haven. One of the numerous ways that you can take care of your house, yourself, and your family members is to keep your chimney in check.
Invest in Chimney Upkeep and Hire a Chimney Sweep!
Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded and insured chimney service company that has been serving customers in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland since 2001. Our team is trained and certified by Certified Chimney Professionals, Inc. (CCP, Inc.). Courteous service is our trademark, and our crews arrive on time in uniform, driving fully equipped trucks. We specialize in all aspects of your chimney system. Whether you need chimney and flue cleaning service or a full chimney rebuild or inspection, contact us at 443-Chimney today and let us fix all your chimney problems. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.