Take advantage of the warm and dry summer months and put your annual chimney sweep and inspection on your to-do list! While some people will put it off until the cooler months, summertime is actually a great time to get your chimney cleaned, and the Oregon Chimney Guys are here to help. Here are some reasons why you should have your chimney serviced this summer.
Get Ahead of the Game
Nothing feels better than getting your chores done and out of the way early. Summer is the perfect time to have your annual chimney sweep and inspection because you won’t have to worry about it once it’s time to use your fireplace again. Once fall comes around, you will be prepared and ready to light up your fireplace without a worry in the world.
Winter weather tends to damage your chimney more than any other time of the year and after a particularly harsh winter, a thorough chimney inspection is suggested. After a chimney inspection, sometimes you will find that you will need moderate to extensive repairs and cleaning. Summer is the most convenient time to work on your chimney because you are least likely to need your fireplace during this time, and it gives more time and more agreeable weather for chimney repairmen to do their work. Masonry work is also best suited to above freezing temperatures so warmer weather is ideal for chimney repair.
Eliminate Summer Chimney Odors
When creosote and debris build up inside your chimney, it can cause a bad odor in your home. This smell often worsens during the summer from a combination of the heat, humidity, and the running of air conditioners which can cause a downdraft from your chimney. Cleaning your chimney early in the summer will eliminate the smell before it gets the chance to get too offensive. If you notice a bad odor coming from your fireplace you should also check to make sure your lower damper is working properly as it may be to be replaced.
While your fireplace gets a well-deserved vacation for the summer, why not give it a little TLC and call the Oregon Chimney Guys for a chimney sweep and inspection. We also provide chimney repair and replacement which is best done during the spring and summer so that your fireplace is good to go come autumn!