Now Is the Time For a Chimney Sweep Arlington
Right about now is when I start to get really excited as a Texan; summer is finally coming to an end, which means that soon I won't have to dread going outside because of the at times unbearable heat. Because of the sweltering temperatures that we're still experiencing, even at the end of the season, many people are not paying very much attention to their chimney. However, this is actually the most ideal time to get your chimney serviced: just think about it. You aren't using it right now, but you will want to sooner than you realize. That's right: before you know it, you'll be wanting to gather around a warm, cozy fire with your family and loved ones to celebrate the winter season. However, before you go to light that first fire, there is some chimney maintenance that must be done so that you can ensure that you can use your chimney safely and without any issues all winter long.
Do I Need an Arlington Chimney Sweep?
Many people just automatically assume that they need a sweep after a season of using their fireplace. In many cases, they are correct. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if you have a switch on your wall that turns the gas to your fireplace on and off, you have what is called a direct vent. In most cases, you do not need a cleaning with a direct vent (unless the fireplace used to be wood burning and it was never cleaned prior to the conversion to gas). Also, if you didn't use your fireplace much last winter, you may not need a cleaning. As a general rule, we recommend that people get a chimney sweep for every cord of wood they burn. Now what you will most certainly need is an inspection. You should get an inspection every year regardless of how often you use your chimney. If you're not sure if you need a chimney sweep or not, you can find out during the inspection.
Call Masters Services for your Arlington Chimney Sweep
Maintaining your chimney is serious business. If something goes wrong with your chimney or fireplace, you could have a serious fire hazard on your hands. Unfortunately, in the state of Texas, companies are not required to be certified to do chimney sweeps. This is why you should really be careful when choosing and trusting a company to complete this service. If you choose Masters Services, you can rest easy knowing that you have chosen a certified chimney professional who is going to get the job done right, the first time.