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Summer is drawing to an end, and right now is the best time to begin making preparations for the winter season. That's right, winter will be here before you know it. When that first bone chilling night blows in and you want to spend it by a nice, cozy fire with your family and friends, don't you want to be able to with the confidence that your fireplace is safe and in good working condition? Before you even think about having your first fire, you should do a few things to make sure everything will run smooth all winter long. So what does this involve? Well, it's simple. Just give Masters Services a call, and we'll help you with everything from chimney inspections to cleanings to custom chimney caps to get you all geared up for the winter. We have been in business for over sixteen years and we are fully prepared and more than happy to help you with all of your chimney needs.
Now there are a couple of standard things that you should simply get in the habit of doing to ensure the highest level of safety and functionality of your chimney. One of these thins is getting at least one chimney inspection per year. Some people believe that a chimney inspection is only necessary if the chimney isn't functioning properly. This is simply not the case. In fact, the chimney could have something wrong with it but it may run just fine – until the problem finally reaches a point where something goes terribly wrong, and results in property loss, or a house fire. All of these severe consequences can be avoided by just getting an inspection. Inspections don't take long and if you call Masters Services they're built in to the price of a cleaning. This brings up another integral part of chimney maintenance: the cleaning. How often you need to get your chimney cleaned does depend on how often you use it, so you do not necessarily need to have a sweep every year, although most homeowners do just go ahead and get it done when they get their inspection. If you aren't sure whether you need a sweep or not, the technician who performs the inspection will be able to let you know.
Another big part of chimney maintenance is having proper custom chimney caps. There are several different advantages to having custom chimney caps, besides the fact that they add a beautiful decorative flare to your home. For example, custom chimney caps keep any critters from entering your chimney. Custom chimney caps also protect the mortar and first layer of bricks on the chimney from sun and water damage. Custom chimney caps also prevent water from leaking into the chimney and possibly introducing mold into the home.