If you’re currently finding yourself with a LOT more time on your hands, cleaning your house and taking stock of what needs repairs, be sure to remember there’s a giant, important part of your home that you probably haven’t even thought to clean. 

chimney inspection in july

It’s your chimney! Get a Chimney Inspection in July!

Oh yeah…your chimney. Boost your chimney and fireplace performance by getting a chimney inspection in July!

Inspecting your chimney in July might seem like an odd choice, especially when most people associate chimney maintenance with colder months. However, there are several compelling reasons why having your chimney inspected during the summer can be beneficial.

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

Secondly, summer inspections 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 a chimney inspection in July 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 chimney inspected in July 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.

In conclusion, scheduling a chimney inspection in July offers numerous benefits, including convenience, early detection of issues, ample time for repairs, and potential cost savings. By taking proactive steps to maintain your chimney during the summer months, you can ensure a safe and efficient heating system when the cooler weather arrives.

Four reasons now’s the time!

  1. Keep your home smelling fresh.
    Ever heard of creosote? It’s the buildup that comes from wood fires and turns into dark, cruddy deposits in your chimney. Creosote sitting there in your chimney and it’s going to create a terrible odor that will spread all throughout your house. 
  2. Make sure your home’s safe…
    …from critters. Chimneys are also common entry points for a variety of unwanted pests, ranging from squirrels to birds. A properly installed and inspected chimney cap, pan, or shroud will prevent these pesky critters from entering your property and causing problems.
  3. Don’t let the water in.
    All of that rainy weather can cause water damage from the buildup of moisture in your chimney. In fact, water might already be puddling up in there. Your chimney can collect debris and water just like your gutters do. Make sure they’re as clean as can be before things get even worse.
  4. Get ahead of things.
    Be prepared for upcoming service needs and long-term maintenance. If you get your chimney inspection in July and find that there’s damage that needs repairing by fall/winter, you now have a little more time to act. Prevent chronic issues and costly repairs by spotting and fixing problems early.

Feel as fresh, clean, and smart as possible. Give Southern Chimneys a call today. Our technicians will complete an inside and out 18-point chimney inspection and complete a consultation to address and discuss any issues or concerns.