Top 4 Reasons Why A Mid-Season Chimney Cleaning Is Necessary

If you’ve enjoyed these cold winter months with family, next to a cozy fireplace with hot cocoa and movies, we have a solution to help ensure that the rest of the season remains toasty and affordable – a mid-season chimney cleaning. It’s so important to make sure that your chimney, the flue, the liner, cap and more are operating in its best condition. When they are functioning properly, it safeguards your home, your family, and of course, keeps everyone warm during the frigid months ahead.

If you had your chimney cleaned recently, but you tend to light a lot of fires, you may want to consider a mid-season cleaning to make sure everything is burning well. If you haven’t gotten a cleaning at all this year, then this blog is for you.

Caps and Dampers will perform a full scan and sweep to make sure that your chimney is safe and functioning properly. Scheduling your inspection halfway through the winter season will not only give you peace of mind, but it will also guarantee that your family can enjoy those cozy nights by the fireplace, healthy and happy. We need these nights more than ever now!

Here are 3 reasons why you should schedule an appointment for a mid-season chimney cleaning:

Prevent Chimney Blockage

During the cold winter months, birds like owls and sparrows will nest inside chimneys, because they offer warmth and protection from predators. However, these nests can cause blockages that hinder the flow of gas and other toxic chemicals that should be exiting through your chimney.

Prevent Creosote Build-Up

Creosote, a very toxic tar-like chemical, can build up very easily inside of the chimney if it’s not properly cleaned or removed. There are two critical threats caused by creosote buildup and neither should be overlooked. One major threat of creosote buildup is chimney obstruction, and any obstruction can cause toxic gases, including carbon monoxide – an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas – to silently poison people and animals inside the home.

Another major threat of creosote buildup is that it can cause a fire, and we all know the dangers and damaging effects of a house fire. A mid-season chimney cleaning can help prevent these extremely dangerous problems, ultimately, saving you time, money and potentially your loved one’s life.

Moisture in Your Chimney

Again, prevention is key. Many types of damage can occur when rain, ice and slushy snow leaks down a chimney or permeates the bricks:

  • Walls in the home can be stained
  • The damper assemblies can rust and fail to function properly
  • Water mixed with creosote in the chimney can create an extremely bad smell, which can infiltrate into the home.

Debris Prevention

Cold weather prompts animals to go into hiding. This means they could attempt to seek refuge in your chimney and build nests, which are highly flammable. Getting a mid-season chimney cleaning means you can eliminate these before they become dangerous.

So, no more waiting, schedule your mid-season cleaning now with the best, highly-trained chimney squad in Connecticut.