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Ensure Your Chimney Is Running Properly: Have It Swept and Inspected

In the summer months, homeowners typically see less of a need for building fireplace fires. Getting your entire system up and running seems like a bit of a waste when we are already experiencing sunny days and warm nights, and it’s more common to run the air conditioning, meaning a warm fire would be pretty pointless.Have Your Chimney Swept and Inspected - Waldorf MD - Magic Broom

Since you won’t be putting your fireplace and chimney to use until fall comes back around, might as well put any maintenance, repairs, and regular upkeep to the back burner, right? Wrong! At Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps, we promote spring and summertime inspections because this can actually be a very beneficial time to get some work done.

Why Is Summer Ideal?

A big reason to schedule your annual inspection now is to ensure you can start your burning season whenever you’d like. Fall is a very busy time of year for us and homeowners that wait until last minute to get chimney care scheduled often find themselves struggling to get a convenient appointment time. We try our hardest to accommodate our customers, but, when our books our full, this isn’t always easy to do!

That being said, if you schedule now, when work is slower, finding the a time that works well with your timeframe shouldn’t be a problem! We can get you in sooner, then give you an accurate analysis of what, if any, repair and sweeping services you may need. And we’ll have plenty of time to get them completed before fall! Once cold weather starts coming back around, you’ll be all set and ready to light your first fire of the season.

Another big benefit of getting an inspection and sweeping done early is to remove excess creosote. Creosote deposits greatly increase the likelihood of experiencing chimney fires, which are extremely damaging to the structural integrity of your entire chimney system. While some are loud and obvious, most are fairly low-key, meaning homeowners often don’t even realize they have occurred – a scary thought indeed!

If fires are lit after a chimney fire has done damage, the chance of experiencing a house fire increases dramatically. Your weakened structure now has numerous pathways to allow smoke and flames to enter, and adjacent woodwork could catch fire in a hurry in the right circumstances. It’s definitely not worth taking any chances, so let us check things over right away.

Are Repairs Needed?

If we do note the need for repair work, there’s no team better to trust than the crew at Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps. Our CSIA and NFI certified crew knows their way around any type of system, no matter the size, style, or fuel type. Trust in us for a job well done every single time! We can’t wait to set you up right, so you can enjoy your fall and winter to the fullest. Give us a call today, and we’ll set something up.

By Josh Kelley on August 17th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Let Us Clean Your Stove Or Fireplace

We Can Clean Your Fireplace Or StoveNo matter what type of appliance you have or what type of fuel it requires, the CSIA remains firm on one fact: annual inspections and regular cleanings are important! When a sweep looks through your system and discovers it needs some extra work and attention before your burning season, it’s vital to follow up with their suggestions. These extra steps will keep your home and family safer, and they will ensure your system runs better for years to come, too.

Fortunately for folks throughout Southern Maryland, the certified crew at Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps can clean any and all of your appliances, no problem. Once we’re through, you can rest easier and enjoy your upcoming burning season to the fullest! It also ensures you won’t face bigger issues later on, such as chimney fires or excess deterioration.

All in all, investing in a cleaning now will save you a lot of time, money, and stress down the line, and we guarantee satisfaction when you count on our dependable crew. There’s no time to lose, so call now!

Why We’re The Team To Trust

Our CSIA trained and certified sweeps are highly knowledgeable when it comes to the design and functionality of various different fireplace styles and fuel types. Depending on the unit you have, the cleaning approach may vary, which is why you need to hire a crew who really knows their stuff! Whether you have a gas-fueled insert, a wood-burning stove, or something else, we’re certain we can help you out!

Have you invested in a pellet-fueled appliance? We can assist with that, too. Our 33-point pellet stove inspection and cleaning process cover all the bases, so you know you’re good to go at the end of it all. Contact our crew today to learn more about this process!

Call Now Before Fall Hits!

When we clean and inspect your chimney, we also check for any damages you may be facing. In these cases, it’s always better to address issues in the summer, before fall comes back around and cooler weather makes an appearance. Summertime lends ideal temperature ranges for allowing the materials we use to properly cure. If you put off necessary maintenance, you may end up stuck with a broken down chimney this holiday season! Call now to ensure you’re good to go for the cold months ahead.

Along with this, we get very busy in the fall so, even if no serious issues are present, getting us in for regular maintenance can be a bit of a challenge. We’ll do our best to work with your schedule and find a time that works well for you, but this simply cannot always be done once our books get full. By getting a hold of us now, while we’re a lot slower, you guarantee yourself less stress and overall hassle.

So, why wait any longer? Pick up the phone ASAP. We’re excited to work with you!

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