If you are like most people, you probably think about having your chimney cleaned in the fall of the year before you light your fireplace for the first time. There is nothing wrong with having your chimney cleaned any time of the year. However, there are several advantages to having your chimney professionally swept and cleaned in the spring.
Shorter wait times
If you have ever had the experience of calling a chimney cleaning service in the fall or winter months, you may have been placed on a waiting list due to the high demand during those times of the year. This can be dangerous if your chimney has a lot of creosote built up from the previous heating season. Having your chimney cleaned and inspected in the spring is not likely to require as long of a wait time, and you will have one less thing to do in the fall.
Have time to make repairs
Chimneys can develop small cracks that will need to be repaired to keep your chimney safe and functioning properly. Waiting to have repairs made when the weather is cold, and depending on your fireplace for heat can be frustrating. Having your chimney cleaned and inspected in the spring allows you more time to make any necessary repairs before the weather turns cold.
Freshen your home for the spring
Do you often notice a smokey odor lingering in your home? After you use your fireplace all fall and winter, creosote and residue will build up which can lead to smokey odors. Having your chimney swept and cleaned in the spring can help get rid of that old smoke smell.
Keep your home safe
If you have used your fireplace a lot during the cold months, creosote may build up faster. By the time the spring season rolls around, you can have a substantial amount of dangerous creosote lurking in the walls of your chimney. You will likely use your fireplace a few more times before summer, so having all that winter buildup cleared out will help keep your home safe for the remainder of the heating season.
With the arrival of spring, you may be thinking about spring cleaning your home, getting your garden ready for planting, and cleaning out the garage. Adding chimney cleaning to your list of spring tasks is a good idea that will keep your home safe and give you one less thing to worry about in the fall.
Contact a service such as A. B. Richards Professionals to learn more.