Setting health goals for yourself in 2019? Why not set some for your chimney while you’re at it? Practicing healthy chimney and fireplace habits can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your system strong and in good shape for years to come. Since fireplaces bring both warmth and increased home value, they’re definitely something you don’t want to neglect!
Read some of our tips below, then feel free to give the team here at Sweepnman, Inc. a call with any questions or concerns. We’d love to help you soon!
When you burn a fire in your fireplace, it’s important to use only well-seasoned wood. Avoid burning anything else, like trash, wet firewood, or plastic, in your system. Anything other than seasoned logs encourages the build-up of creosote and it sends a lot of harmful fumes into your flue and chimney, which eat away at your brickwork and mortar.
Clear Out Ash
You’ll also want to clear out your fireplace ash regularly, ensuring it doesn’t reach the grate and wear it down. Too much ash can take up valuable room in your fireplace, which is less than ideal. That being said, keeping a small layer on your firebox floor is fine and will actually aid in you building future fires. When removing ash, keep it sealed in a metal bucket and on a non-flammable surface for a few days before disposing of it. This ensures all embers are burned out and will minimize your risk of experiencing a fire significantly.
Schedule An Inspection
Of course, nothing can beat getting professional insight on the state of your chimney and fireplace. Yearly inspections are essential for spotting build-up, addressing the damage, and keeping your system safer. This is a surefire way to get your fireplace healthy and avoid expensive repair work down the line. Don’t neglect your appliance… Schedule an inspection with the crew at Sweepnman, Inc. today!
Why Choose Us?
So, why are we the chimney company to hire in North Reading and its surrounding areas? Because we provide the best services available! We’re a team of experts that never quit striving to better ourselves, and we’re ready to provide our customers with unbeatable care and satisfaction.
We make safety a priority in every job we take on and pride ourselves in doing everything possible to keep homes in the area protected. We’ve been in this line of work for 15 years now, and we dedicate ourselves to earning and maintaining certifications with the CSIA and the NFI, both of which are highly esteemed in the industry.
We’re also members of many reputable organizations and our owner, Dave Bancroft, is a Master Chimney Sweep, which is quite the accomplishment! If you want to work with a company that consistently puts your needs first, then we’re the team to rely on. Give us a call today. We can’t wait to work with you soon!