Spring is finally here. Flowers are blooming everywhere you look and migrating birds are passing through our area. With your fireplace falling out of use until the return of colder weather, it’s the perfect time to get some work done on your chimney. Chances are that you could use one of the following chimney repairs this spring!
Let’s start with the most basic and routine of them all: chimney cleaning. Every time you burn firewood, a miniscule amount of creosote will form on the inside of your chimney. This flammable substance can pose a significant fire hazard as time goes on.
Most regular fireplace users should get a professional chimney cleaning once per year. Spring is the perfect time to get it done. At the very least, you should schedule a chimney inspection and they’ll tell you if it’s time for sweeping or not.
If your chimney consists of masonry, consider yourself lucky. These chimneys are built to last forever. But to give them their longest possible lifespan, they’ll need a little bit of maintenance. If you can’t remember the last time you had your chimney’s masonry repaired, now’s a good time to get a professional in to take a look.
Cracks in the mortar or elsewhere in your brickwork can pose a real problem. They provide avenues for moisture to penetrate, causing a slew of issues for your health and home. For this reason, fixing up the masonry is one of the most essential chimney repairs around.
Now let’s shift our attention away from the outside of your chimney and to the inside: your liner. Clay chimney liners may be affordable, but they’re especially vulnerable to damage such as cracking. Cracks in your chimney liner are nothing to take lightly, and could easily lead to a house fire. Our chimney repair can tell you if you should invest in relining this spring.
Chimney Cap Replacement
Simply put, chimney caps keep stuff out of your chimney. This includes everything from leaves, to rain, to critters. These pose the risk either of becoming a fire hazard or of causing other damage to your chimney.
You should have a chimney cap already. But is it still doing its job? Over the years of withstanding wind and rain, your chimney cap is going to take a beating. Our experts can have a look and tell you if it’s time for a replacement!
Call the Experts at Champion Chimneys Today!
Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded and insured chimney service company that has served 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.