early chimney inspection

Inspecting your chimney in September might seem like an odd choice, especially when most people associate chimney maintenance with colder months. However, there are several compelling reasons why having an early chimney inspection can be beneficial, even if you are still wandering around in shorts and flip-flops!

Firstly, scheduling an early chimney inspection allows you to beat the winter rush. Chimney sweeps and inspectors tend to be less busy during the warmer months since most homeowners wait until late fall or winter to address chimney issues. By scheduling an early chimney inspection in September, you’re more likely to secure a convenient appointment time without having to wait weeks for service.

Secondly, early chimney inspections in September can uncover any damage or issues that may have occurred during the previous heating season. Over time, chimney liners, masonry, and other components can deteriorate due to exposure to moisture, creosote buildup, or other factors. Identifying and addressing these issues promptly can prevent them from worsening and potentially posing safety hazards when you start using your chimney again in the fall.

Furthermore, scheduling an early chimney inspection in September gives you plenty of time to address any necessary repairs or maintenance before the heating season begins. Whether it’s repairing cracks in the chimney flue, replacing a damaged chimney cap, or cleaning out built-up creosote, tackling these tasks during the summer ensures that your chimney will be in optimal condition when you need it most.

Additionally, having your early chimney inspection in September can also save you money in the long run. Identifying and addressing minor issues early on can prevent them from escalating into costly repairs or safety hazards down the line. Regular chimney maintenance can also help improve the efficiency of your fireplace or wood-burning stove, potentially reducing heating costs during the colder months.

Your chimney technician also appreciates the opportunity to be on your roof while the weather is still warm and dry! If you’re cold, they’re cold! Consider that the weather your experiencing on the ground is worse on a roof! A happy chimney technician may take more time to really dig deeply into your chimney, rather than being in a hurry to get off of a roof where it’s cold, the wind is blowing, and it might be slick from water, ice, or fallen leaves. Also, a warm, dry, comfortable technician is a safer technician, too!

Getting an early chimney inspection while it’s still warm in the early fall will have you ready for winter before anyone else. Chimney companies like Southern Chimneys start getting really busy around the end of September. The summer and early fall months are reserved for smart, proactive homeowners who know to call and take care of things before bookings start to fill up. 

Why Homeowners Should Get An Early Chimney Inspection Before Fall Begins

  1. Easier Appointment – get peace of mind knowing you’re handling things before it’s too late. 
  2. Keep the Critters Out – no, really. You’d be surprised who likes to hang out in an unused chimney. 
  3. Safety – keeping things clean protects you from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.
  4. Catch problems early – proactive people don’t have to worry about the extra cost that comes with putting things off. 
  5. Remove the funk (and smoke damage) – believe it or not, that built up residue inside your chimney will produce a smell over time and the more you clean, the less it builds up.
  6. It’s a mess – You do not want to do this yourself. 

Hurry up and call Southern Chimneys! Remember, by September winter bookings start to fill up. Let us get you ready for winter this summer.