You’re about to light your first fire of the season, but you feel a little nervous, trying to remember the last time you cleaned your chimney. Is it safe? Is it going to fill the house up with smoke? Would you even see the fumes coming into the house from the chimney?
You don’t want to find out the answers to these questions, which is why you should schedule a chimney inspection and sweep now. You and your family’s safety; and potentially lives, depend on it.
Caps and Damper’s top riority is to make sure your chimney’s ventilating system is operating at its best and that there aren’t any dangerous blockages. Our professionals are thorough and follow protocols that will help keep your family safe throughout the year.
During our chimney inspection, we make sure your chimney cap and screen is secured. We inspect the condition of your brick and mortar, and check the flue liner for excessive creosote buildup or cracked flue tiles. Additionally, if applicable, we inspect your fireplace, wood stove or insert’s glass doors. Finally, we finish by having you test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Each of these steps is just as critical as the next and none of them should be postponed or ignored.
Winter always comes faster than expected and before you can sit in front of your cozy fireplace, it’s best to have our professionals sweep and remove toxic soot, tar and creosote buildup. Once we do that, it’s much easier for us to take a closer look at your chimney’s structural integrity and make sure everything is intact. Creosote buildup can be diagnosed as first degree, second degree, or third-degree buildup: All degrees require immediate attention because they are all highly combustible.
It’s also best to do a chimney sweep in the warmer weather because if repair work needs to be done, we need to make sure our materials don’t freeze and have the optimal temperature to adhere properly. The cold can delay our repair process, but it can also delay the use of your fireplace. We know that is not an optimal situation when you’re ready to heat up your home and save on heating expenses. Again, another great reason to schedule your appointment now.
Caps and Dampers is here to help keep you and your family safe and it’s our job to make sure your ventilating system is running efficiently and your chimney is fully intact. Book your annual chimney inspection or chimney sweep now and let us help you feel safe and stress-free this upcoming winter season.