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Is Your Gas Fireplace Ready For Cool Weather?

With the cold weather closing in on us, it’s important to ask: Am I ready for it? Between weatherproofing your home, breaking out your warmer clothes, and planning ahead for the holidays, it’s definitely easy to stay busy! In the midst of it all, the staff at Magic Broom wants to remind you to schedule your annual inspection to ensure your gas fireplace is ready to go when cold weather strikes. Give us a call today, so that we can get you in the books!

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Now, you’ve probably heard about the importance of annual inspections time and time again. It’s something that everyone in the industry stresses because it’s vital to the health of your chimney (and it makes your home and family safer, too). The CSIA, the NFI, the NCSG, and all of the other industry leaders will all tell you the same thing… One inspection a year can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your chimney strong.

Gas systems run so efficiently and function in such a convenient manner that it’s easy to forget they need check ups now and then. The gases and acidic fumes can eat away at your brick and mortar, and they trigger damages that will only worsen with neglect. Keep your system running steady – give us a call today!

Another issue you could face is harmful toxins entering your home and affecting the health of loved ones. Poor installation, misuse, and lack of necessary repairs are just a few of the many reasons your venting system may be leaking. Save yourself the stress and monetary costs involved with doctor visits, missing work, and medications by scheduling that annual inspection ASAP!

To top it all off, damages and neglect lead to inefficiency. If your appliance isn’t performing to the best of its ability, you’ll wind up facing higher energy bills and you won’t get the results or the heat output you’re looking for. It’s a lose-lose! Save money and get what you deserve from your fireplace by calling us in to check things over.

Invest In Our NFI Certified Technicians

Now that you’re ready to get in touch with a professional, we encourage you to depend on our qualified staff. Why? Because we are dedicated to providing you with the care and attention you deserve! Our staff is trained and certified by the National Fireplace Institute, and we work hard to maintain these certifications year after year, so that we can deliver the best service possible.

And you can believe us when we say that NFI certified experts are the ones to count on. They are educated and tested on various safety measures, correct installation techniques, fuel types, venting systems, coding/regulations, and lots more. The NFI is a leader in the fireplace industry and there’s no question as to why – they really know their stuff! That’s why we value their training and regularly take classes to educated ourselves on all of the latest techniques and technology.

Winter is coming soon, so there’s no time to lose – call us now!

By Josh Kelley on September 18th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Fall Is Almost Here… Have Your Chimney Inspected!

There is one thing for certain in the chimney and fireplace industry, it’s this – sweeps get busy in fall and early winter! If you have yet to schedule your annual inspection, we recommend giving us a call now, so we can get you in before our books fill up. Are you looking for dependable service in Southern Maryland? There’s nowhere better to turn than Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps!

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Stressing about the safety and efficiency of your fireplace is no fun. When you go to light that first fire of the year, we want you to feel confident! If your fireplace has been out of use for a while, we would strongly advise against putting it to use before it has been checked out. You could be putting your home and family at serious risk!

Rather, schedule an inspection with us, so you can feel good about lighting fires all throughout your holiday season. Family and friends will love the warm and cozy aesthetic your fireplace adds, and you’ll be happy knowing everything will run great! Whether you’re throwing a get-together, relaxing with close friends and family, or just enjoying peace and quiet on your own, you want your system to run well!

Addressing Any Repairs

Need another reason scheduling early is something you should do? You can easily fit in any needed repairs! Like we said, our books fill up fast once the weather gets cooler, and we want to make sure we have time to get your chimney in tip-top shape before winter. Repairs can take some time, and it may be hard to schedule further appointments as time goes on and slots fill up.

If you have cracks, holes, crumbling mortar, a broken chimney cap, rusted flashing, or any other types of damage, you won’t want to put your fireplace to use until these things are fixed up. Doing so greatly increases your chance of fire and of harmful toxins entering your home, and that’s certainly a risk you won’t want to take!

Schedule your inspection now, so that we’ll have adequate time to patch up your chimney before the busy fall season. We want you to be able to enjoy your fireplace to the fullest all winter long, but only if it’s safe to use and running efficiently. Give us a call and we’ll get you in the books!

Avoiding Further Issues

Additionally, sweeps can ensure that everything is set in place and that no clogs are hindering air flow. There are lots of parts to your chimney, and you want to ensure each of them is in working order before lighting a fire. For example, you won’t want to find out your damper is stuck shut after the smoke has started to accumulate… what a mess!

Sweeps will also make sure your chimney cap is securely in place and that no animals or nesting materials are present. These critters (and everything they drag along with them) can cause some annoying issues and a blocked up flue never yields good results!

Give us a call, visit our site, or stop by the shop today – we can’t wait to help you out soon!

By Josh Kelley on September 1st, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment