Trust Your Home to Professionals
Homeowners often have such an overloaded list of what needs to be cared for that often times they overlook the most important places. Fireplaces and chimneys are usually included since they are only used for a portion of the year. If you have fallen into this category, don’t burn yourself out on figuring out how you will handle the situation. There is actually little to be done and the professionals at Lords Chimney can handle it all. In a short amount of time they can have your yearly chimney sweep and inspection finished so you can be on with the rest of your busy schedule.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America
It is important that you hire chimney care that is both professional and CSIA certified, or meets the standards of the Chimney Safety Institute of America. These chimney sweeps and businesses are reliable and can be found a variety of ways, including asking around your community or online. As with any service you want your chimney technicians to be the best.
The In’s and Out’s
So, what is the importance of a chimney sweep? To start, they remove built up creosotes that could potentially start a fire or cause a blockage where smoke would remain inside of the home. If you breathe enough of this smoke you can get Carbon Monoxide poisoning. A chimney sweep can also remove any blockages that an animal may have caused. With the inspection the technicians can make sure the chimney is in working order. What you may think of as no big deal may be a danger to your family and your home, even if it is something as small as a broken tile or brick. If there is a crack, they will continue to grow until they are fixed. Water can then get in and begin to mold, and when not taken care of spread to the rest of your home. If the unit is broken it may not heat correctly which is not only unsafe but may cost you more to operate. It is important that this procedure is done once a year at the beginning of the season, and even if you have no problem getting in small, dirty places, you should still hire a certified professional.