It's the Perfect Time of Year for a Chimney Sweep Aurora
Summer is steadily fading away, and before you know it, the winter will be right on top of us. Soon people all around will bundling up in their favorite sweaters, sipping hot cocoa, and wrapping up in their fuzziest blanket to read a good book by the fire. But wait! Before you go roasting chestnuts on an open fire (okay, who does that?)...before you do anything around an open fire in your home, you need to make sure it's safe to use first.
Choose Masters Services for Fireplace Maintenance
Maintaining your chimney and fireplace is serious business! These components of your home can be the most comforting and enjoyable, but they can also be all kinds of destructive and costly if you don't keep up with them. That's why Masters Services is here. Just give us a call and we will walk you through all that you need to do to totally prepare for the winter season that lies ahead. We're pretty much the one stop chimney shop: our professional, trained chimney technicians can take care of all of your chimney needs, from basic inspections to chimney sweeps to custom chimney caps.
Getting Your Chimney Ready for the Winter
The first step to preparing your chimney for the winter is getting an inspection. You should get an inspection at least once a year, no matter what. Some people operate under the notion that they should only get an inspection if something goes wrong or if their chimney is not functioning properly. This is simply not the case. If you go ahead and get an inspection now, you will save time and money by preventing problems that may arise if you continue to use a chimney that has some minor problems. Inspections don't take long. There's simply no reason not to get one.
Do You Need a Chimney Sweep Aurora?
We had a customer the other day who called in to request a cleaning. After asking them a couple of questions, we found out that they have what is called a direct vent fire place (you have a direct vent if you have a switch on the wall that turns your fireplace on). Usually, with a direct vent, you do not need a cleaning. There are of course exceptions to this; if the fireplace used to be wood burning and was never cleaned prior to the direct vent installation, the chimney may need to be cleaned. The best way to figure out if you need a cleaning or not is to get an inspection.