Are you excited for fall? Between the cool breezes, the picturesque leaves, the fun activities (like pumpkin carving, apple picking, and more), and the classic nostalgic atmosphere that this time of year offers, it’s a season hard not to love. What else is great about fall? It means it’s officially time to start lighting up the fireplace again!

roaring fire in a fireplace

If you are looking forward to many cozy evening in front of a crackling fire, then don’t delay and get your inspection and sweeping on the books now. At Sweepnman, Inc., we’re here to help!

Beat The Fall Time Rush

Most chimney companies get extra busy in the fall and winter, and we are no exception. Many homeowners hardly think of their chimney throughout the summer, then try to get last maintenance in right before they kick off their burning season. It’s understandable – on a hot, sunny day, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is lighting a fire, so why does it matter what shape your fireplace is in?

Unfortunately, this leads to us getting a whole lot of calls at once. Because our calendars fill up so fast in the fall, it may harder to accommodate your busy schedule. If your home life gets crazy with back-to-school events, evening meetings, and more, then we strongly urge you to get your inspection and sweeping scheduled right away. You’ll have one less thing to stress about throughout the months ahead!

All in all, scheduling now would allow you to get an appointment within the next couple of weeks while scheduling in September could leave you waiting 6 – 8 weeks before getting a spot. And should we find damages, blockages, or buildup, you’ll need to schedule even more maintenance! If you’re dreaming of an evening spent in front of a warm, crackling fire, then there is simply no time to delay. Call on us now.

The Dangers Of A Dirty, Damaged Fireplace

Many organizations in our field, such as the CSIA, the NFPA, the NFI, and countless other chimney companies throughout the country, urge homeowners to invest in annual inspections. But why are these so important? Well, when you light fires, a substance called creosote builds up, and the more you have of it, the higher your chances are of experiencing a chimney fire.

Creosote is very flammable, and it can send flames through your structure in a hurry. All of that heat and fire will put your brickwork, mortar, and chimney liner through more than they are designed to handle, causing lots of damage along the way.

As you can imagine, using a fireplace that has gone through something like this is extremely dangerous, but many never even realize a chimney fire has even occurred! Because of this, it is important to let a qualified technician look things over before you put your system to use for the year.

Along with this, a number of other things could need some attention, such as broken down flashing, a missing chimney cap, crumbling mortar, crown-related damages, and more. All of these are serious issues, and they need to be addressed before lighting a fire.

Keep your home and family safer by counting on us. We’re ready to take your call.