Thanksgiving is long gone, Christmas has passed, and we’ve gotten through all of our New Year celebrations. Unfortunately, the one thing that is here to stay for a while is cold winter weather! We likely have at least a couple more months before we can experience the heat of spring and summer, which means you probably hope to put your fireplace to use for many more weeks! If this sounds like the plan for your household, then perhaps it’s time to consider investing in a comprehensive inspection with our team.
Now, a big reason to have a professional look things over is to ensure you get the most from your system in terms of efficiency. Clogs, decay, and broken down parts all hinder your chimney’s performance, meaning your fires won’t burn as hot, more areas of your structure will suffer, and you could be left with a smokey living space. None of these scenarios are ideal, and they all put your home and family at risk.
You deserve to get the most from your fireplace, and here at Chimspector Venting Specialists, we have the tools and experience to guarantee just that. All it takes is one call to our team and, before you know it, you’ll have everything you thing to enjoy your chimney with the ease and peace of mind you are hoping for. Call today, and we can set something up!
Carbon Monoxide & Your Fireplace
A faulty fireplace can also add some serious threats to your household. One of these comes in the form of carbon monoxide exposure. As we mentioned above, smoke and other fumes can easily escape into your home if your masonry is cracked or crumbled, and carbon monoxide is one of the more harmful gases you can encounter.
Why is this? Well, not only is it very poisonous, but it is colorless and odorless, as well, meaning many don’t even know when they’ve been exposed! Smoke and various types of other gases can be devastating to one’s health, as well, but if they’re in your space, you typically notice pretty quickly, giving you ample opportunity to escape. With carbon monoxide, things are not so simple.
Because of this, knowing symptoms of exposure (e.g. dizziness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, flu-like illnesses, confusion, etc.) and having carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home is essential for keeping your friends and family as safe as possible. Another step in keeping your household better protected? Invest in that annual inspection! Regular professional maintenance on your household appliances ensures all is working correctly, safely, and efficiently, thus lowering your chances of sickness, or even death, significantly.
All About Chimney Fires & House Fires
Some other big threats come in the form of house fires and chimney fires. Not totally clear on what a chimney fire is? Well, it usually occurs when excess creosote deposits are in your flue. Creosote ignites quite easily, so too much of it will lead to flames slowly moving throughout your structure, causing a significant amount of damage during the process.
Now, chimney fires are typically quiet events, so knowing whether or not one has occurred isn’t always so simple. (This is another big reason to schedule some professional maintenance as soon as you can!) The big problem with this is that homeowners then continue to put their fireplace to use, unaware that they face great risks by doing so. Any damage throughout your masonry can lead to smoke, poisonous gases, and flames entering your home, all of which put your loved ones in harm’s way.
Now, we’ve talked about the dangers of various fumes coming into your living space, but how quickly can flames reach adjacent woodwork? Well, in many cases it would only be a matter of hours! As you can imagine, the cost of home repairs after a fire is much higher than the cost of a professional inspection, and the dangers that accompany a house fire are nothing to take lightly. All in all, you are much better off getting the care you deserve now, rather than waiting for the worst to happen. Reach out to our team – we’d be happy to help.
Our Professional, CSIA Certified Sweeps Are Here To Help
Education is essential if a company hopes to succeed in this industry, and here at Chimspector, we take advantage of countless opportunities to improve. Our sweeps have certifications with the CSIA, and we have CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians on staff, too. We also are members of the NCSG, and we’ve served on both the SCCSG and the NCCSA.
As you can see, our commitment to providing you with the best care possible is not something we take lightly, and we will continue seeking ways to improve and be the best, so you can rest easier day after day. Don’t trust a subpar sweep with your chimney. Rather, count on us every step of the way, so you aren’t left stressing about the state of your structure.
Ready to get started? So are we. Call today.