Sunny weather means more household projects. You’ve probably got a “honey-do” list longer than your leg, and the chimney is one of them. However, you shouldn’t take chimney sweeping or repairs into your own hands. Instead, let the team from Chimney Champions help you out with all of your summer chimney maintenance.

3 Chimney Summer Maintenance To-Dos

1. Schedule Your Yearly Inspection

If you had an inspection done on your chimney when you bought the house, that’s great! But you should also plan to have a yearly inspection as well. We offer three different levels of chimney inspections, so you can get as little or as much detail as you want. We are also properly insured and certified, which means you’ll get the best inspection service from one of our team members. 

2. Make Needed Repairs

During the wetter months, it’s not uncommon for moisture to seep down into your flue. In addition, if you use your chimney a lot, you likely have a buildup of creosote lining the flue and preventing airflow. A strong spring or summer wind could have also blown your cap off, which is something you’ll want to replace right away. Thankfully, we take the guesswork out of all these repairs by noting them in your inspection report.

3. Chimney Sweeping

One of the most crucial parts of owning a home with a chimney is having it swept regularly, especially after heavy use. When you burn logs or other materials, ash, soot, and creosote build up around the walls of the flue. It’s crucial that you have this substance swept out since it can cause a fire or restrict smoke from leaving the fireplace. Sweeping your chimney also prevents any animals from making themselves comfy atop your chute. 

Check Off Chimney Maintenance from Your To-Do List

Chimney maintenance is not something a homeowner should take on, especially if they don’t have the knowledge or background in chimney repairs and sweeping. That’s why so many people in Jacksonville, FL, turn to the experts at Chimney Champions. Our team is ready to serve you with state-of-the-art technology and reliable customer service. Schedule your appointment with us today by calling (904) 268-7200.