It’s a new year, and the sweeps here at Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps are ready and eager to ensure your fireplace, chimney, and dryer vent system is set up right for all of 2020. If your home appliances haven’t received the care you know they need in past years, then set a resolution to invest in the professional services your household deserves. We’d be happy to be there for you every step of the way!
Why Schedule Maintenance Now?
Why is now an ideal time to get an inspection and sweeping on the books? After all, don’t most homeowners wait until fall? Well, that’s actually one reason scheduling now is so ideal! Our techs get extra busy in the autumn months because so many of our customers are trying to schedule maintenance before temperatures drop, and this can make it challenging to schedule services at a time that works best for your schedule.
During the late winter and early spring, our calendar opens up quite a bit, so finding a day to come in that works great for your family should never be a problem. If your busy lifestyle makes it hard to get annual inspections scheduled, then the time to talk with our crew is now!
The Dangers Of Neglecting Your Chimney
Now, many find themselves wondering just how important annual care is. Your new year’s resolutions may include more home care, but if they also include better managing your budget, you’re likely considering whether or not an inspection will actually be worth the cost. The short answer here is: it is!
Having an inspection completed once per year allows the sweep to determine whether or not damages are present, and they can check for creosote accumulation and obstructions, as well. Should any of these issues be occurring, your family could face some serious risks when lighting a fire, and you are more prone to face some big home damages, as well.
So, what might occur? Well, one thing to be wary of is chimney fires. These events are extremely damaging to your liner and your masonry, and they make you more susceptible to house fires, gas leaks, smoke exposure, and more. Chimney fires are typically slow-moving, and they start because of excess creosote in your flue. Since creosote is highly flammable, it ignites, and spreads flames all throughout the structure, causing your mortar and brickwork to weaken and various chimney parts to suffer.
If your structure experiences decay or deterioration in any way, then you are at a much higher risk of experience gas leaks and house fires. This is because flames, fumes, and smoke can easily sneak in through any gaps, cracks, and holes, and they can trigger all kinds of damage and medical issues during the process. It could only be a matter of hours before flames reach adjacent woodwork, and if carbon monoxide leaks into your home, this colorless, odorless gas is nearly impossible to detect. If you ask us, it’s not worth taking any risks! Call on our team to look things over today.
Home Repairs Cost More Than Inspections
Still not sure you want to shell out the cash for professional care? Then, we encourage you to consider the costs involved with restoring and repairing a home after a house fire. The damages after such an event are extensive, and we assure you that investIng in an inspection now will be much more cost-effective in the long run. House fires trigger thousands in damages, while an inspection is completely affordable in terms of home maintenance.
Along with this, the medical bills associated with smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide exposure are sure to put a big dent in your bank account and the mental trauma of these events can put a toll on someone in a hurry. This is one pro and cons list that isn’t hard to interpret! Get our team on the job. We’ll offer you the care and peace of mind you deserve for the rest of winter, allowing you countless relaxing evenings ahead.
Trust In Josh Kelley & His CSIA Certified Team
Magic Broom has been in business since 1978, and you can bet our team has seen just about everything in terms of chimney care. We take pride in putting your needs first every single time, and we strive to stay educated and up-to-date on it all so that you don’t have to stress about a thing when your fireplace is in our hands.
How do we stay so knowledgeable? By working with organizations like the CSIA, the NFI, the IRC, and the NCSG to earn and maintain certifications, attend seminars, and take advantage of workshops that highlight new techniques and technologies. You won’t find a team as dedicated and hard-working as ours, so reach out today to set something up! We look forward to speaking with you soon.